I-94 exit to WIS 100 to close until summer

CREATED Apr 5, 2013

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  • Doug Web (left) and Al Farnsworth of KS Energy Services work on a gas main that travels under the W. Greenfield Ave. bridge Wednesday. Freeway lane closures for the Zoo Interchange reconstruction will begin Thursday night along with demolition of the bridge over I-894/U.S. 45 in West Allis. READ MORE | PHOTOS Image by Mike De Sisti - Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE - The I-94 westbound exit to WIS 100 northbound will be closed starting Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m., weather permitting. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the ramp closure will be in effect through summer.

"Motorists are encouraged to use northbound US 45 to Bluemound Road, Wisconsin Avenue or Watertown Plank to access WIS 100 northbound as a detour route," WisDOT advised. "Travelers should also expect a shift in traffic on WIS 100 over the weekend. Crews will move all traffic onto the southbound side of WIS 100 until late summer in order to work on the northbound lanes."

The $35 million reconstruction project includes widening WIS 100 to four lanes in each direction, including reconstructing the intersections. During the majority of construction, two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction.

Work is expected to complete by the end of 2013.

Click here for more information on the Zoo Interchange project.