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Attention drivers: This upcoming construction could impact your commute

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MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Luck with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation joins FOX6 WakeUp to talk about the upcoming construction that's going to impact your commute.

I-94 North-South (North Segment: College Avenue to County G)

MONDAY and TUESDAY, MARCH 2 & 3, 2020

I-94 EAST (SB) Closure:

  • I-94 EAST (SB) from Rawson Avenue south to Seven Mile Road is scheduled to have an overnight full freeway closure from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for pavement markings.


  • Travelers can use Rawson Avenue, 27th Street, West Frontage Road and 7 Mile Road to get around the freeway closures.

* New Project Coming Soon

I-43 Project (Hampton Avenue to Bender Road) Mid-April through late fall 2020

WisDOT is scheduled to begin preventative maintenance work to a total of nine bridges on I-43 between Hampton Avenue and Bender Road, in Milwaukee County. The projects include reconstructing traffic signals, installing new signals, along with minor geometric modifications. Construction is scheduled to begin mid-April and be completed late fall 2020.

 Bridges receiving rehabilitation:

  • NB/SB Ramps and bridges over Silver Spring Drive (5 bridges total)
  • Port Washington Road bridge over the Milwaukee River (1 bridge)
  • NB/SB Ramps and bridges over Lexington Avenue (3 bridges total)

 I-43 bridges over Silver Spring Drive:

  • I-43 NB bridge over Silver Spring Drive
  • I-43 SB bridge over Silver Spring Drive
  • I-43 NB exit ramp to Silver Spring Drive
  • Silver Spring Drive entrance ramp to I-43 NB

Work scheduled:

  • Northbound and Southbound exit and entrance ramps will be closed at different stages of the project with marked detours.
  • The four bridges over Silver Spring Drive will receive deck repairs, polymer asphalt overlay, joint repairs, and steel girder painting.
  • The intersection of the I-43 SB exit ramp and Silver Spring Drive will receive new monotube traffic signals, geometric modifications and new curb ramps.

Project Impacts:

  • Lanes will be reduced on I-43 northbound and southbound to facilitate the bridgework
  • Minor delays are expected
  • There will be some lane restrictions on Silver Spring Drive and Port Washington Road south of Hampton Avenue to facilitate signal and bridge work
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