New Zipper Merge and Long Term Ramp Closures Start Tonight
If your commute takes you between the Hale and Zoo Interchanges be prepared for major changes. Starting tonight there will be a new zipper merge and long term closures of three entrance ramps along I-894 northbound.
Drivers will no longer be able to access I-894 northbound from the National Ave. , Lincoln Ave. or Greenfield Ave. entrance ramps. Drivers will need to use alternates during these closures. The newly reopened Oklahoma Ave. on ramp or Beloit Rd. on ramp are available for possible options that drivers could take advantage of.
In addition to these closures a new zipper merge will be in place between National and Greenfield Ave. while crews continue the long and extensive work of the Zoo Interchange.
These closures and traffic switch will mainly impact the morning commute starting Monday. Plan ahead as drive times will be impacted both on and off the freeway.
The zipper merge and ramp closures will remain in place until Fall 2016.