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Freeway and Lakefront closures ahead of US Bank Fireworks tonight

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office will be closing the I-794 northbound lanes of the Hoan Bridge tomorrow night starting at 8:00 p.m. at Carferry Drive prior to the fireworks.  The fireworks are expected to start at 9:30 p.m. Once the fireworks start, all lanes of traffic, northbound and southbound along I-794 will close and reopen following the display. 

Access to I-794 eastbound at the Marquette Interchange will be closed to all vehicle traffic, except buses. McKinley Marina parking will be restricted to those with current season permits or those with legitimate business at the marina.

To alleviate traffic congestion after the fireworks, traffic southbound on the Hoan Bridge will be open for those heading to the south side.  Traffic on southbound Lincoln Memorial Drive must take westbound I-94 or head southbound over the Hoan.  Westbound Michigan Street and westbound Clybourn Street will be closed to vehicle traffic after the fireworks.

Lincoln Memorial Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic when all lots are full, which in past years has been as early as 5:00 pm. Plan ahead as you leave the lakefront as deputies may need to divert traffic leaving the lakefront area to ease the expected heavy traffic flow. 

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