Milwaukee Co. freeway now reopened

CREATED Jun. 14, 2013 - UPDATED: Jun. 14, 2013

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OAK CREEK - I-94 at Rawson has been reopened after a bridge installation early Saturday morning.  It reopened at about 10 a.m.

Here's information on the previous closure:

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has closed parts of I-94 northbound and southbound at Rawson Avenue because of the installation of the bridge there.  They will also close the Airport Spur to anyone leaving Mitchell International Airport.

The closures will happen until 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

Crews have been working on that bridge for much of the spring.

They closed the northbound lanes at the Milwaukee-Racine County line, and the southbound lanes at Rawson Avenue.

It's all part of the I-94 north/south freeway project, in which a number of freeway lanes have been closed south of downtown Milwaukee.

Detours for the Rawson Avenue closures:

- Drivers going north on I-94 will
  - Exit the freeway at North 27th Street
  - Turn right and go east on College Avenue
  - Rejoin I-94 northbound at College avenue

- Drivers going south on I-94 before the Mitchell Interchange will:
  - Exit the freeway at Rawson Avenue
  - Turn right and go west on Rawson
  - Turn left and go south on 27th Street
  - Rejoin the freeway on 27th Street

- Drivers going east on I-43/894 will:
  - Take I-94 southbound on the "C-D" road and exit the freeway at College Avenue
  - Turn right and go west on College
  - Turn left and go south on 27th Street
  - Rejoin the freeway on 27th Street

- Drivers leaving the airport to go north on I-94 toward downtown Milwaukee will:
  - Exit the airport at Howell Avenue
  - Turn right and go north on Howell
  - Turn left and go west on Layton Avenue
  - Turn right and go north on I-94

- Drivers leaving the airport to go south on I-94 toward Chicago will:
  - Exit the airport at Howell Avenue
  - Turn left and go south on Howell
  - Turn right and go west on Drexel Avenue
  - Take the entrance ramp to go south on I-94

- Drivers leaving the airport to go west on I-43/894 will:
  - Exit the airport at Howell Avenue
  - Turn right and go north on Howell
  - Turn left and go west on Layton Avenue
  - Turn right to go north on 27th Street
  - Take the I-43/894 entrance ramp

Many freeway ramps were expected to be closed as well for the construction.  Click here for that information.