Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 9

Dec. 06, 2013 College News - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 9, 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 December 9th

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:

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

  • FULL CLOSURES at Hwy 100: Follow posted detour routes.
    Monday: I94 westbound will fully close overnight
    Tuesday: I94 east bound will fully close overnight
    Wednesday – Friday: Overnight lane restriction in both directions will occur the remainder of the week. 
  • Due to the I94 scheduled closures, several Zoo Interchange ramps will have overnight closures throughout the week.  Follow posted detour routes.
  • I94/HWY 100 LONG-TERM RAMP CLOSURES (Through 2014)
    • The Hwy 100 entrance ramp to I94 eastbound will close on Monday evening and remain closed.
    • The I94 westbound entrance ramp to southbound HWY 100 is now closed;
    • The I-94 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:

  • REOPENING DEC. 13th: Hwy 100 is scheduled to fully open in its final configuration from Watertown Plank Road through Bluemound Road.
  • TRAFFIC SWITCH: All traffic on Watertown Plank Road between 87th Street and Discovery Parkway has been switched to the eastbound lanes. Be aware that some turns into parking areas will be restricted:
    • Access to the Blood Center will be from 89th Street
    • Follow access signs for entry into Behavioral Health
    • Access to the Wisconsin Athletic Club businesses will be from 87th Street.
  • NEW ACCESS! Access to the Medical College of WI 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:

  • Due to the scheduled full and partial overnight closures of I94 eastbound and westbound at Hwy 100, the Wisconsin Avenue entrance ramp to US45 southbound will close overnight throughout the week. See Alert above for more information.
  • Discovery Parkway provides a good option for travelers from the north. The connection to Swan Boulevard and the bridge over US45 is scheduled to reopen by Dec. 21st!

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. 
  • REPENED! Cleveland Avenue bridge over I894/US45 is now open!
  • CLOSURE: The 84th Street entrance ramps to I-94 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.
  • DETOURS: I94 eastbound: Use the 68th Street I-94 eastbound entrance ramp; I94 westbound: Take Wisconsin Avenue to the US 45 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:


  • New adaptive signals will be operational near MRMC campus, along Hwy 100 and the Greenfield Avenue corridor.
  • Dec. 21st: Swan Boulevard reopens between Watertown Plank Road and Discovery Parkway in its final configuration.
  • Dec. 23rd: US45 traffic shift expected.

January 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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