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Hoan Bridge set to Close During Big Bang Fireworks Tonight

Be sure to plan ahead if you are heading to the Big Bang Fireworks at Summerfest tonight. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office will begin closing the northbound lanes of I-794 and the Hoan Bridge tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. from Carferry Drive through the lakefront. 

All lanes of traffic, northbound and southbound, will be closed during the fireworks and reopen following the display. 

The fireworks are expected to start at 9:30 p.m.and go until 10:00 p.m.

To alleviate traffic congestion after the fireworks, the southbound lanes on the Hoan Bridge will be open for those heading to the south side, but due to construction, there will only be one lane.  Traffic on southbound Lincoln Memorial Drive heading to westbound I-94 will need to take Clybourn Street.

Be advised that deputies may need to divert traffic leaving the lakefront area to ease the expected heavy traffic flow.

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