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Hoan Bridge Closures, Traffic Routing for Big Bang Fireworks

UPDATE:  Due to the inclement weather Wednesday, the Summerfest Big Bang Fireworks will go off  tonight, June 29, at 9:30 p.m.  

Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office will be closing the I-794 northbound lanes of the Hoan Bridge at Carferry Drive,  Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. prior to the Big Bang fireworks.  The fireworks are expected to start at 9:30 p.m.   All lanes of traffic, northbound and southbound, will be closed during the fireworks 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 close when all lots are full, which in past year has been as early as 6 p.m. Be aware that deputies may need to divert traffic leaving the lakefront area to ease the expected heavy traffic flow.

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