Greenfield Bridge construction will affect day-to-day lives of Milwaukee residents

CREATED Jan 25, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Crews are demolishing the Greenfield Avenue bridge over 894. And the work already being done is causing some headaches.

"We have Greenfield Avenue coming down 101st street, that's what we have," said Jackie Hegmegee who lives near contstruction.

Jackie Hegmegee says her street looks more like a highway now that the Greefield Avenue bridge is officially out of commission.

"When I left at 8:30 I counted 25 cars before I could get out of my driveway," said Hegmegee.

But with kids and dogs constantly strolling the street, cars are the least of Jackie's worries.

"There was a semi and two dump trucks, every utility truck, everything that has to be done for the Zoo Interchange, up and down the street…it's very alarming," said Jackie Hegmegee. "It will take an accident or something. And people don't stop at the stop sign."

Rick Konkle's repair business is right near the construction. He's trying to keep a positive attitude.

"Road construction is almost as good as a good slippery winter day, so if we can mix the two together, well ya know," said Konkle, with the Brownell Quality Collision Center: 

In the meantime, Hegmegee hopes people will keep their eyes peeled, because this is just the beginning.

"There's not enough signage out there," said Jackie Hegmegee.  "People don't know where to go. It's terrible."

Crews hope to have the bridge open in time for the state fair.