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Center Street to Close Long Term for Bridge Demolition in Wauwatosa

Starting at 6 a.m. this morning Center St will be closed long term from 112th st through 114th in Wauwatosa.  This is the stretch that straddles the I-41/US-45 corridor. Crews will begin preparations for the eventual bridge demolition which is set to take place overnight this Friday and Saturday night.

Center street is a heavily traveled route for many students in the area.  Eisenhower Elementary, Wauwatosa high school and Whitman Middle School all lie within the construction zone.

Parents and students should utilize the following detours during construction:

Drivers can access Eisenhower Elementary and Wauwatosa West High School via North Ave to 124th St. if they are coming from the south.  If you are traveling from the north, then use Burleigh to 124th and access Center from there.

Drivers that need to access Whitman Middle School can do so via Hwy 100.

Residents in the area will see an increase in traffic in area neighborhoods and city streets throughout the construction process. 

Construction is set to wrap on the newly rebuilt Center St. bridge by September 2016.

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