Friday, July 13, 2012
Lilly Road will be closed between Newall Drive and Ranch Road for about five weeks. See DOT's recommended detours.
Lilly Road will close temporarily during the Capitol Drive construction this summer. Lilly Road between Newall Drive and Ranch Road at Capitol Drive is planned to close July 23 and reopen about Aug. 31, the state Department of Transportation said Friday. Local traffic and access to businesses will be maintained. But motorists may want to try other ways to get to the Elmbrook School District offices and Immanuel Baptist Church near the road closure. The DOT recommends motorists approaching the closed parts of Lilly Road take these detours: State officials urged all drivers to proceed with caution in and around the construction project.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Starting Wednesday, the westbound portion of the airport spur will be closed to traffic. Eastbound (into the airport) will still be open.
From the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will fully close the Airport Spur (WIS 119) westbound leaving the Airport for reconstruction beginning at 6 a.m. on February 20, 2012 through late 2012. “Motorists leaving the Airport will be detoured to Howell Avenue, said Ryan Luck, WisDOT construction chief. “The Airport Spur eastbound into the Airport remains open.” Traffic exiting General Mitchell Airport should utilize the following detour route information: From General Mitchell International Airport to I-43/94 NB (to Downtown Milwaukee): From General Mitchell International Airport to I-94 EAST (SB) (to Racine/Kenosha/Chicago): General Mitchell International Airport to I-43/894 WB…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Traffic could be busiest on Sunday, as gun deer season comes to a close.
A few significant road construction projects present the promise of slower traffic over the busy Thanksgiving weekend. Be prepared in order to make the best of it. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, here are some of the more significant projects that could impact the trip to grandma’s house: Those who are staying in Milwaukee in order to bring Black Friday to its knees should note these two sticky spots: Weather should not slow you much, as highs are expected mostly in the 50s in southeastern Wisconsin, with chances of just light rain. More challenging could be the expected heavy traffic on Sunday, when the gun deer season also wraps up and hunters are on their way home. Highways should be slightly more congested this…
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
State transportation officials plan to make improvements along Capitol Drive from Mayfair Road west to Brookfield Road, but the state highway will remain open during the project.
- Lisa Sink
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Construction barrels will line Capitol Drive from Mayfair Road west to Brookfield Road next year, as state transportation officials improve the five-mile stretch from April to October. Two of the three existing lanes will remain open for traffic in each direction of Capitol Drive from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the construction project. From 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane in each direction will remain open. According to plans presented at a public information meeting Tuesday night at the Brookfield Public Safety Building, the work will be broken down into three segments, starting with the stretch of Capitol Drive from Mayfair Road to the 124th Street border that divides Brookfield and Wauwatosa. The second segment will be from 124th Street to …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
More than 660,000 people expected to travel in Wisconsin over the Labor Day weekend, slightly fewer than last year. But convergence of sporting events and holiday could make Thursday as hairy as any on the roads.
Wisconsin’s Labor Day weekend has an extra day this year, at least from the standpoint of action on the roads. But weather is expected to be great, road construction is limited and gas prices are not expected to spike, so there are plenty of positive factors if you plan to be out and about. Thursday features the Brewers at Miller Park against the rival St. Louis Cardinals at 3 p.m., a Green Bay Packers preseason game at Lambeau Field at 7 p.m. and the Wisconsin Badgers’ first football game of the year vs. UNLV, in Madison and also at 7 p.m. Combine that action with families pulling out of town that evening for their Labor Day getaway — or hurtling up from Illinois for a weekend “Up North” — and the state’s major thoroughfares could be …
Friday, August 26, 2011
City reminds people to observe road closure signs or risk a ticket.
People driving around barricades at the intersection of Lilly and Lisbon roads have caused concern for Brookfield police, the city engineering department and homeowners in the area. Construction at the intersection started on Monday and police fielded five calls about people moving barricades, and construction signs or traffic in the area Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. A newly- designed intersection is being put in at the location, with new geometery and traffic controls, because 10 years ago, the intersection was constructed to temporarily allow overflow traffic from reconstruction of Highway 43, according to city engineer Jeff Chase. It became apparent since then that permanent traffic control and a different design was needed at the …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Here's a helpful list from DOT on what highways to avoid.
Traffic cones and construction crews can make getting to your Fourth of July celebration a little lengthy. While the Department of Transportation says some construction will be on hold due to the holiday weekend, there still might be lane restrictions leading to delays. “Most construction and repairs in work zones will cease by noon on Friday, July 1, and won’t resume until Tuesday, July 5,” said Don Greuel of the Wisconsin DOT Project Services Section. “However, the heavy traffic during the holiday weekend will make driving through work zones especially challenging. To prevent crashes, drivers must slow down, pay attention and allow a safety cushion when approaching and traveling through work zones. The most frequent crash in a work zone …