Thursday, March 14, 2013
Lanes will be widened, median openings adjusted and intersections reconstructed between College and Drexel avenues.
The state Department of Transportation says it's hoping that reconstruction of 27th Street between Drexel and College avenues, just south of Greenfield, can begin in two years. Plans call for the lanes to be widened to 12 feet, with a 5-foot shoulder created to accommodate bicycles. Several median openings will be moved, closed or modified, project manager Tony Lazcano said. Intersections will also be widened and include new signals. Some real estate issues still need to be resolved, including negotiations to relocate four buildings, which could impact the start of construction, Lazcano said. "But right now we're working toward a 2015 construction," Lazcano said. At one point it appeared work would be delayed to 2017, which prompted a …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Some lane and ramp closures began Wednesday, and on Friday and Saturday I-894 will be closed completely from the Zoo Interchange to National Avenue for demolition of Greenfield Ave. overpass.
The first major freeway closures are set for the Zoo Interchange reconstruction project, centered on the Greenfield Avenue overpass, which will be demolished and rebuilt, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced. Lane and ramp closings began Wednesday morning and are not limited to the immediate area of Greenfield Avenue. For instance, as noted below, the southbound ramp onto I-894 from eastbound I-94 is closed on Wednesday; the ramp from westbound I-94 onto I-894 south will be closed Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, I-894 will be completely closed from the Zoo Interchange south to National Avenue. Actual demolition of the overpass is scheduled for this weekend. Motorists should be aware of the following freeway …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Closures this week at Watertown Plank Road and south for utility work are percursor to full reconstruction planned to begin in March, DOT says.
If you think you've seen a lot of detours and closings already, get set. You're about to get the first taste of the real deal – six years, or perhaps eight or nine, of the eye-popping Zoo Interchange Reconstruction Project. In preparation for major reconstruction that will begin in March and continue through next summer, a stretch of Mayfair Road will go down to one lane in each direction for part of the coming week, with more lane closures to follow, a Wisconsin Department of Transportation official says. Ryan Luck of the DOT, in an interview Friday morning with Patch's partners at Fox 6 News, said that one lane each way had already been closed and that only one lane in each direction would be open from Monday through Wednesday in the …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Many road projects have concluded but motorists should still expect delays.
If you're heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday to see the Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings in a key NFC showdown, be prepared to give yourself some extra time so you don't miss the opening noon kickoff. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), some road construction continues on major roads in northeast Wisconsin. And while most projects have concluded for the year, drivers might still encounter road conditions in some remaining work zones that could cause backups. WisDOT strongly recommends motorists allow themselves additional time while traveling this weekend. The following is a list of the major roads in northeast Wisconsin most Packers fans will be traveling and the road conditions they should …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Deer hunters and holiday travelers will encounter fewer orange barrels on major highways.
From the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Although most major road construction projects have concluded for the year, drivers traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday may encounter some ongoing work and should be prepared for orange barrels, lane shifts, and reduced speeds. "Because of the extraordinary road construction season this year, we’ve been able to wrap up the majority of projects before Thanksgiving," said Don Greuel of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Project Services Section. "There no longer are detours on major highways for construction projects, but there are a few spots where lane restrictions are still in place." WisDOT expects traffic to be heavy on Friday, November 16, as deer hunters flock to…
Monday, July 30, 2012
The state Department of Transportation plans to rehabilitate 13 bridges between the Marquette Interchange and Howard Avenue.
A public meeting will be held Tuesday regarding the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's plans to rehabilitate 13 bridges on Interstate 94 next year. The open house-style meeting is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. at the United Community Center, 1028 S. 9th St., Milwaukee. Residents can learn more about the project, view exhibits, provide comments and talk with staff members representing the DOT. The DOT plans to rehabilitate 13 bridges between the Marquette Interchange and Howard Avenue starting in the spring of 2013, further impacting the commute for residents traveling to and from downtown. The work will include bridge deck overlays or replacements, bridge repair and painting, according to the DOT's website. Plans call for one lane to be…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation warns motorists to be prepared for construction slow-downs on Route 41 heading to the EAA convention in Oshkosh.
From a Wisconsin Department of Transportation press release: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast Region is reminding motorists heading to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, that while US 41 road construction may be taking a brief break during the annual event in Winnebago County, drivers will still encounter road conditions in work zones that could cause backups, requiring patience and advanced planning. The week-long event is being held July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport. People driving to the event should allow extra time to navigate construction along US 41 between Breezewood Lane in Neenah and 9th Avenue in Oshkosh. Speed limits within this segment of highway have been reduced to 55 mph. Motorists are also reminded that …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
US 45/I-894 southbound will be reduced to one open lane from approximately 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday evening and 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced overnight lane closures will take place on US 45/I-894 southbound at Beloit Road in Milwaukee County Tuesday and Wednesday night. US 45/I-894 southbound will be reduced to one open lane from approximately 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday evening and 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Wednesday night into Thursday morning. WisDOT encourages the traveling public to exercise caution in the work zone.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Residents were informed of the road's improvements through a letter from the city's engineering division. The road project is scheduled to be near completion in October 2012.
After several years of finger crossing and hand wrenching, 124th Street is getting a much needed upgrade. Residents were informed of the road's improvements through a letter from the city's engineering division this week after work commenced Monday, April 23. "It's wonderful that after years of delay this terrible road is being fixed," Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke said. Director of Neighborhood Services Richard Sokol outlined the street's improvements for Greenfield Patch in late March. The entrances to the project area will be barricaded, but local traffic access will be maintained with some limitations during the course of construction. Residents were made aware that access to their propery and driveways could be impacted by …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The city's western border, 124th Street, will be closed for a good chunk of the summer, except to local traffic of course, as it gets a much-needed facelift.
A stretch of road on the city’s western border in desperate need of an upgrade will finally be repaved and reconstructed starting in April. And we do mean finally. Plans to work on a stretch of 124th Street from Cold Spring Road to Grange Avenue from April 23 through Sept. 1 have been approved after more than five years of preparations. A grant application for the project was approved in 2007, but various roadblocks kept the road on a perpetual “to-do” list. “It’s taken time in design. It’s taken time to acquire real estate, and it’s taken time to get all the necessary approvals from the state,” said Richard Sokol, Greenfield’s Director of Neighborhood Services. “We’ll be happy when it’s done.” We Energies had to move some power poles and …