Big changes along US-45 SB for Wednesday Morning Commute

Your route along US-45 southbound will begin to look very differently by Wednesday Morning.  Beginning Tuesday night at 9:30 p.m. the Watertown Plank Rd. on ramp to US-45 southbound will no longer have access to the I-94 eastbound ramp  at the Zoo Interchange.

 In other words, if you normally use Watertown Plank Rd. to access US-45 and take that toward downtown, you will no longer be able to do that.  This closure will remain in place until Summer 2017.

This traffic switch will also mean that drivers will need to commit to the downtown I-94 eastbound system ramp a mile earlier than they did before.  Plan on getting over to the left lane near Watertown Plank Rd if you want to continue toward the downtown area.

As with many traffic changes, plan on giving yourself plenty of time to get used to the new setup. 

On a positive note, the US-45 southbound exit ramp to Bluemound Rd. will reopen by 5 a.m. Wednesday.  Drivers can take full advantage of this ramp for the Morning Commute at that time.

As with the countless construction projects currently underway throughout the area be sure to pack your patience and plan on extra time.  

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