Monday, February 25, 2013
Work for for an additional auxiliary lane of traffic will run from March through May.
Whether you work, commute or live in Milwaukee, drivers should be aware of I-94 roadwork and lane restrictions that will begin in March and go through May. Work will begin on March 4 and continue until mid-May for the addition of an auxiliary lane of traffic between 25th and 37th street. On-ramps at 35th street will be closed the week of February to complete work on lane markings. The work start times are dependent weather conditions. The work will begin on March 4 and continue until mid-May. On-ramps at 35th street will be closed the week of February to complete work on lane markings. Patch media partners WISN, report that this an attempt to ease traffic after a redesign last year reduced the number of lanes in certain directions …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Assist your fellow citizens by identifying the most dangerous potholes in the area, and Patch will map them here.
Pothole season is arriving, and the recent precipitation mixed with the freeze-thaw-freeze weather we've had is the perfect recipe. We've found a few of Brookfield's worst but know there are more out there. Help yourself and your fellow citizens avoid them by checking out our map, then suggesting others. Provide an address of where you find the pothole and we'll add it to the map, and also check in periodically to see if it's been patched. You can also add your own photo or video to this post by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos."
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 …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Any delay in finishing the project will cost not just the area, not just the region, but the whole state in economic development and other benefits, say key legislator and commercial interests.
State Rep. Dale Kooyenga lives in north Brookfield, well away from the direct impact of reconstruction work on the Zoo Interchange. But he knows that doesn't mean he won't feel it — or that he doesn't see the need for it. "My world is from the west boundary of Madison to an east boundary of Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee," he said in an interview. "In its present condition, I avoid the Zoo Interchange when I can. To go to Milwaukee, I take Capitol Drive over to Fond du Lac and shoot downtown." Kooyenga's 14th District seat straddles the Brookfield-Wauwatosa line and much of the project area. But beyond his personal interest, Kooyenga also knows that the Zoo Interchange is the critical hub of transportation and therefore commerce for …
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…
Friday, September 21, 2012
Emergency repairs needed near Calhoun Road; officials urge motorists to find alternate routes. A vehicle drove right into wet pavement near the intersection Friday afternoon.
Motorists who normally travel on Capitol Drive near Calhoun Road might want to consider an alternate route Friday afternoon and evening. Emergency road work is expected to continue until about 7 p.m. to fix a section of Capitol just west of Calhoun, the state Department of Transportation said. Two westbound lanes will be affected by the repair work, but the DOT is urging all motorists who normally drive on that stretch of the road to consider another route during the evening commute. Driver who go through that stretch of road are asked to be cautious when maneuvering around the work zone. The emergency repairs were necessary when workers doing routine work on Capitol Drive overnight discovered that gravel material underneath the asphalt …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A $14.1 million state construction project along Bluemound Road from Moorland to Barker roads is substantially complete, officials said Wednesday as they promoted recent economic growth in the corridor.
- Lisa Sink
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A $14.1 million reconstruction of Bluemound Road from Moorland to Barker roads is substantially complete, paving the way for greater economic growth, including the relocation of Willis insurance to an office park on that key corridor, officials said Wednesday. Gov. Scott Walker and Brookfield Mayor Steve Ponto celebrated the "grand reopening" of the three-mile stretch that handles about 50,000 cars daily. "We’re open for business on Bluemound Road, and that means great things for the future," Walker said. "A project like this is not just about the flow of traffic through the area," the governor said. "It’s about making it welcoming." Elected officials and business leaders from the city and town of Brookfield, Waukesha County and state …
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 …