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Stadium Freeway rehabilitation project gets underway
Removal of Vliet Street Bridge deck planned for next week

 

Feb. 2, 2016

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has begun work on a rehabilitation project on the Stadium Freeway (WIS 175, formerly US 41), from State Street to Lisbon Avenue, in Milwaukee County. The project will also involve work at the Wisconsin Avenue and North 46th Street Intersection.
 
Mainline work
  • Rehabilitation of WIS 175 roadway from State Street to Lisbon Ave., including the entrance and exit ramps
  • Mill and overlay, concrete base patching, barrier wall repair, lighting improvements, and beam guard improvements
Bridge work
  • Deck replacement of the West Vliet Street Bridge over WIS 175
  • Concrete overlay of the West Washington Blvd. Bridge over WIS 175
  • Concrete overlay of the West Lloyd Street Bridge over WIS 175
 
Traffic signal work
  • Replacement of signals at the intersection of West Wisconsin Avenue and North 46th Street
  • Replacement of signals at the intersection of West Vliet Street and North 47th/Alois Street
 
Earlier this week, a traffic switch took place on the Vliet Street Bridge. All vehicles now travel on the eastbound (south) side of the bridge, with one lane open in each direction. During the week of February 8, crews are scheduled to demolish the westbound (north) side of the bridge deck, during overnight hours. This demolition is scheduled for five nights. One lane of bridge traffic will still remain open in each direction during the operation.
 
WisDOT is taking great steps to minimize traffic impacts throughout the project. During peak hours, at least one lane of traffic each direction will be maintained on the bridges, while two lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained on the freeway.
 
The contractor, Zignego Company, is planning on completing the $6.9 million project in fall of 2016. The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.
 
More information about the project can be found at http://projects.511wi.gov/stadfree/