Zoo Interchange Construction Project Begins Monday
MILWAUKEE - Get ready to see construction on the Zoo Interchange. Emergency bridge repairs are about to get underway.
Construction is set to begin one week from today. Believe it or not, this is the state's busiest interchange, so drivers are worried abut what the orange barrels will mean for their commute.
Starting Monday, the interchange bridges that are cracking and crumbling near the Milwaukee County Zoo will get a badly needed $15 million emergency redo.
"Oh no," laughs Megan Curran. "That is not something I look forward to."
Curran and thousands of other drivers may not have to push the panic button.
According to the Journal Sentinel, construction crews plan to build the new ramps next to the olds ones to keep traffic flowing.
The game plan is to keep all of the ramps open during the five month long project. in fact, if all goes as planned the ramps will be shutdown only one weekend during the entire project.
There will be some single lane closures at night. Jacquelyn Wahlberg hopes the delays will be minor.
"I think that's important," said Wahlberg. "A lot of people travel travel through interchange everyday to get to in the morning, so delays are never good.
Curran hopes the project is finished as scheduled by Memorial Day.
Keep in mind that this $15 million project is a temporary fix. Down the road, the state wants to rebuild this entire interchange when it can find the money.