There is going to be major road construction on the Zoo Interchange (just west of the Pettit Center) next weekend. If you are coming from the west or southwest, you may want to find a different route.
Here's the message from the DOT:
Traffic alert: The first full weekend closure of one system connection in the Zoo Interchange is scheduled for the weekend of Jan. 22-Jan. 25, announced the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The following movements will be closed Friday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 25
· I-894/US 45 northbound system connector ramp to I-94 westbound
(During this closure, traffic will be detoured onto eastbound I-94 and will exit to 84th Street to turn around and head back onto westbound I-94 )
· I-894/US 45 northbound left lane (lane to I-94 westbound ramp) closed at Greenfield Avenue
· I-894/US 45 southbound right lane closed between the ramp to I-94 westbound to just south of the I-94 eastbound bridge
· Wisconsin Avenue westbound entrance ramp to US 45 southbound
Closures are subject to change due to weather. Additional law enforcement will be patrolling the detour routes to help maintain safe and efficient traffic operations.
The contractor, Milwaukee Constructors, will use this time period to place embankments for the new ramp locations. Dirt hauling operations will take place continuously throughout the weekend.