The Wisconsin Department of
Transportation (WisDOT) is announcing that some long term closures
along I-43 in Milwaukee County will begin early next week, and be in
place until Summerfest.
The single-lane closure, from Howard Avenue to the Marquette
Interchange, will be weather dependent. This closure will start at
Howard Avenue and extend north each night, until it reaches the
northernmost limit of the Valley Bridge. Motorists will experience
the first wave of the closure on the morning of February 12, but
should remain alert for the remainder of the week as the closure
Some related northbound (NB) ramp closures will also take
- Howard Avenue and Holt Avenue entrance ramp to I-43 NB
- I-43 exit ramp to National Avenue
- Mineral Street/Walker Street entrance ramp to I-43 NB
Once this set of closures are in place, the contractor, Zenith Tech,
will begin placing the closure in the I-43 southbound (SB) lanes,
from Lapham Boulevard to Howard Avenue. This long-term closure is
expected to be in place until Labor Day weekend.
Other related closures happening during this phase of the project
are as follows:
- I-43 SB exit ramps to Holt Avenue
- Direct access to I-794 (Lake Parkway) SB from Oklahoma Avenue at
Ellen Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured north to Car Ferry
Drive, then directed back to I-794 SB through the end of June.
All work is weather-dependent and subject to change. For the latest
updates, go to 511wi.gov and click on the “I-43 Bridges Project”
Motorists should drive carefully and attentively through all work
zones and allow extra travel time.