Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 16

Dec. 13, 2013 College News - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 16, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on the College’s Zoo interchange Web page.

Milwaukee Regional Medical Center remains accessible from all directions the week of Dec. 16.

Try one of the new Alternative Transportation Program options!  Staff shuttles are now running to/from State Fair Park & Ride and Burleigh Street Park & Ride. For more information go to: www.mrmccampus.org/alternate-transportation

*** The Shuttle Service will not operate on Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1 ***

TRAVEL ALERT: I94 eastbound and westbound will have full closures again this week due to the continued Hwy 100 northbound bridge demolition. Details include:

FULL CLOSURES at Hwy 100: (Follow posted detour routes.)
Monday & Wednesday: I94 westbound will fully close overnight; I94 eastbound will have multiple lanes closed but remains open.  
Tuesday: I94 eastbound will fully close overnight; I94 westbound will have multiple lanes closed. 
Thursday:  I94 eastbound will have multiple lane closures; I94 westbound is scheduled to be open.
Friday: No overnight lane closures scheduled.

• Due to the I94 scheduled closures, the north-to-west and south-to-west Zoo Interchange system ramps will have overnight closures Monday – Wednesday. Follow posted detour routes.

• Some construction activities are dependent upon dry conditions; contingency days are normally scheduled the following business day. 

• I94/HWY 100 LONG-TERM RAMP CLOSURES (Through 2014)

o The Hwy 100 entrance ramp to I94 eastbound will close on Monday evening and remain closed.
o The I94 westbound entrance ramp to southbound HWY 100 is now closed;
o The I94 eastbound and westbound exit ramps to northbound Hwy 100 are closed.

DETOURS: From the west: Take Moorland Road to Bluemound Road east; then north on 97th Street to Wisconsin.  Eastbound: Take US45 to Wisconsin Avenue. 

Campus Alerts:
SWAN OPEN: By noon on Friday, Dec. 20, Swan Boulevard will reopen and connect from Watertown Plank Road to Discovery Parkway. This will become a vital link for our campus to access areas west of US45 after Watertown Plank Road closures on Jan. 6.

REOPENED: Hwy 100 has fully reopened from Watertown Plank Road through Bluemound Road, including additional through lanes and multiple intersection turn lanes. No more orange barrels! Enjoy the ride. 

• Wisconsin Avenue Parking Restrictions: The City of Milwaukee has implemented new parking restrictions on Wisconsin Avenue between 92nd Street and 87th Street to assist with traffic flow.  Parking will no longer be allowed between 6–8:30 a.m. and 3:30–6 p.m., Monday – Friday. 

Night Shift Staff Alert:  The Wisconsin Avenue entrance ramp to US45 SB will be closed between 9:30 p.m.–5:30 a.m. Monday – Wednesday due to the bridge demolition work on I94 at Hwy 100.  This is not a permanent closure. 

TRAFFIC SWITCH: All traffic on Watertown Plank Road between 87th Street and Discovery Parkway has switched to the eastbound lanes. Be aware that some turns into parking areas will be restricted: 
o Access to the BloodCenter will be from 89th Street
o Follow access signs for entry into Behavioral Health
o Access to the Wisconsin Athletic Club businesses will be from 87th Street.

NEW ACCESS: Access to the Medical College of Wisconsin north parking garage directly from westbound Watertown Plank Road is now allowed.

Bus Stops: Ongoing utility work on Watertown Plank Road will cause bus stops to temporarily relocate over the next couple of months. Milwaukee County Transit will install royal blue feather flags as indicators of the current bus stop locations.

Watertown Plank Road Access:
• Be aware that all traffic on Watertown Plank Road between 87th Street and Discovery Parkway is now located on the eastbound side of the roadway.  One lane of traffic will be available in each direction.  Follow signs for access into the businesses located on this stretch of Watertown Plank Road.

Ronald McDonald Pedestrian Bridge project.  Be aware of increased noise and vibration from pile-driving activities on 89th Street. This access road has only one lane available, now with cement barrier blocks installed for safety, which further narrow the roadway. Please refrain from using it for through traffic.  It remains open for delivery and emergency vehicles.

Travel from the North:
• Swan Boulevard reopens on Dec. 20 and will connect Watertown Plank Road to Discovery Parkway. This will become a vital link for our campus to access areas west of US45 after Watertown Plank Road closures on Jan. 6.
• US45 will have overnight lane closures northbound and southbound on Wednesday and Thursday evening to complete bridge work. 

Travel from the South:
• See Alert above.
• All Hwy 100 traffic at I94 has switched to the south bridge. Two lanes of traffic are available in each direction. 
REOPENED: Cleveland Avenue bridge over I894/US45 has reopened. 
CLOSURE: The 84th Street entrance ramps to I94 eastbound and westbound are closed now through late spring 2014.  The I94 exit ramp onto 84th Street will remain open and accessible for campus travel.
o DETOURS: I94 eastbound: Use the 68th Street I94 eastbound entrance ramp; I94 westbound: Take Wisconsin Avenue to the US45 south entrance ramp.

Travel from the East:
• See Alert above.
• I94 eastbound exit ramp to 84th Street is now closed. A new I94 eastbound exit ramp has opened at 76th Street. 

Travel from the West:
• See Alert above.
• I94 eastbound exit ramp to 84th Street is now closed. A new I94 eastbound exit ramp has opened at 76th Street. 

A Look-Ahead:

Mid-Late December: 
• New adaptive signals will be operational near MRMC campus, along Hwy 100 and the Greenfield Avenue corridor.
• US45 traffic shift expected. No lanes of traffic will be closed.
•  Lane restrictions anticipated on 92nd Street at Connell Avenue for utility work.

Jan. 6, 2014:
• Full closure of Watertown Plank Road under US45, from Innovation Drive to Discovery Parkway;
• Watertown Plank Road on-ramp to US45 southbound closes;
• The US45 northbound off-ramp to Watertown Plank Road will close.
• Open to Research Park: US45 southbound exit to westbound Watertown Plank Road will remain available until summer 2014.

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