I-43 URT bridge project to resume

​​Long-term lane closures needed as project continues

Release date: February 22, 2022

As the I-43 URT (Union Refrigerator Transit Company) bridge project progresses into its second year of construction, WisDOT is notifying motorists of upcoming long-term, single lane closures along I-43 in the city of Glendale. Beginning the weekend of March 5, I-43 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Bender Road and Capitol Drive. These single lane closures are needed to help facilitate the reconstruction and realignment of the new roadway.

What to Expect​​

  • I-43 southbound traffic entering the work zone will remain in the existing two-lane configuration that is in place north of Bender Road until reaching Capitol Drive.
  • For I-43 northbound traffic entering the work zone, the outside right lane will become an exit-only lane to the Capitol Drive and Green Bay Avenue off-ramps which connect to state highways.
  • The Fiebrantz Avenue entrance ramp to I-43 northbound, along with the I-43 southbound exit ramp to Green Bay Avenue will also be closed during this time.

These closures will be in place until late 2022. For real-time traffic information, visit: https://511wi.gov/

Project Overview

The I-43 URT project continues to reconstruct and rehabilitate bridges and roadway sections along I-43, from Capitol Drive to just north of Hampton Avenue, in Milwaukee County. Construction is scheduled to be complete by late 2023.

For more information on the project, visit: https://projects.511wi.gov/43milw/​​