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Kilbourn Tunnel closure to start April 8

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A project to rehabilitate the Kilbourn Avenue Tunnels at I-43 will soon be underway. To facilitate this work, full closures of the tunnels will be required. To minimize construction impacts to the traveling public one ramp will remain open at all times.

Starting Monday, April 8, the North Tunnel (I-43 northbound entrance ramp from Kilbourn Avenue) will be fully closed to traffic until June.

The South Tunnel (I-43 northbound exit ramp to Kilbourn Avenue) will be fully closed to traffic from June through October.

Posted signs will direct motorists to use the Fond du Lac/McKinley I-43 entrance/exit and North 6th Street.

Work on the underground tunnels will consist of replacing leaking expansion joints in both tunnels and replacing a portion of the tunnel ceiling in the south tunnel.

The work will also require short term closures that will affect access to the pedestrian ramp from MacArthur Square Plaza, the parking garage stair from North James Lovell Street, and sidewalk on North 9th Street from West State Street to West Wells Street. The schedule is staged as to minimize these parking and pedestrian construction impacts as much as possible.

More details about these closures can be found here. 

All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

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