Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Press Release

I-794 Lake Freeway/Hoan Bridge project reaches halfway point

Motorists can expect to encounter major ramp closures in second stage

By - Dec 9th, 2014 09:41 pm

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is beginning the second stage of construction on the I-794 Lake Freeway/Hoan Bridge project. Beginning the evening of Friday, December 12, the I-794 East exit to Jackson/Van Buren Street will be closing long term. Access to downtown will still be maintained by numerous alternate routes:

  • Traveling from the north
  • I-43 South to I-794 East (southbound) to Plankinton Avenue
  • I-43 South to McKinley/Fond du Lac Avenue exit
  • I-43 South to 11th Street exit
  • Traveling from the south
  • I-43 North to I-794 East (southbound) to Plankinton Avenue exit
  • I-43 North to 10th and Michigan Street exit, east on Michigan Street
  • I-43 North to National Avenue exit, east on National Avenue to 1st Street, north on 1st Street
  • Traveling from the west
  • I-94 East to James Lovell Street/St. Paul Avenue exits
  • I-94 East to 13th Street exit to St. Paul Avenue or Clybourn Street/Tory Hill Street
  • I-94 East to I-43 North to Kilbourn Avenue Tunnel exit
  • I-94 East to I-43 North to McKinley/Fond du Lac Avenue exit

The temporary Milwaukee Street entrance ramp to I-794 East (southbound Hoan Bridge) will close in the evening of December 12. Motorists are encouraged to use the newly reopened Broadway ramp to travel east (southbound Hoan Bridge) on I-794. The new entrance ramp is located one block west of Milwaukee Street, at the intersection of Clybourn Street and Broadway.

To switch the roadway to the second stage, I-794 will close from the Marquette Interchange to Carferry Drive between 10 p.m., December 12 and 8 a.m., December 13. Motorists using I-794 can follow the posted detours.

Construction on the I-794 Lake Freeway/Hoan Bridge project is currently scheduled for completion in late 2015. All work is weather dependent.

For updates and additional information on the I-794 Lake Freeway/Hoan Bridge project visit the project website at http://projects.511wi.gov/web/hoan-bridge-project.

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