Wisconsin DOT: I-43 URT Bridge project to reopen northbound lane ahead of Winter months

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced Wednesday, Dec. 1, that as work approaches the winter months on the I-43 Union Refrigerator Transit Company (URT) bridge project, I-43 northbound will reopen to three lanes just north of Capitol Drive on Saturday morning, Dec. 4.

Officials say that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is notifying motorists that I-43 northbound requires an extended overnight full closure the night before an official reopening.

"Beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, December 3, northbound I-43 will be closed at Capitol Drive/Green Bay Avenue," WisDOT said in a statement. "This full closure will be in place until 9 a.m. Saturday morning."

Reports show that this work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

WisDOT says that a signed detour route is posted from Capitol Drive to Green Bay Avenue, to Silver Spring Drive and then south on Port Washington Road to reconnect with northbound I-43.

"Crews will continue to work as weather permits and return in Spring 2022 with single-lane closures to enable the continued reconstruction and realignment of the new roadway and bridges," said the Wisconsin DOT.

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