Long-term lane closures to begin along I-43 in Milwaukee

Release date: June 8, 2023

As the I-43 rehabilitation project from Brown Street to Capitol Drive progresses into its next phase, WisDOT is notifying motorists of upcoming long-term, single lane closures and ramp closures along I-43 in the city of Milwaukee.

What to Expect:

Monday, June 12:

  • Traffic on I-43 northbound is scheduled to be reduced to two lanes between Keefe Avenue and Capitol Drive while crews work to reconstruct the median. For northbound traffic entering the work zone, the outside right lane will become an exit-only lane to the Keefe Avenue exit ramp. This traffic configuration is similar to what was recently in place along I-43 near Capitol Drive.

Friday, June 16:

  • Traffic on I-43 southbound is scheduled to be reduced to two lanes, between Capitol Drive and North Avenue, while crews work to reconstruct the median. Southbound traffic entering the work zone will remain in the existing two-lane configuration that is currently in place north of Capitol Drive.

These closures will be in place until fall 2023. This work is weather dependent and subject to change. As part of this work, alternating long-term ramp closures are needed, as well as lane closures to adjacent local streets for bridge work.

Visit the project website at: https://projects.511wi.gov/43south/

Contact Information:

Dan Sellers, Southeast Region Communications Manager
(262) 548-6702

For more information regarding Southeast Region traffic impacts, transportation news and project updates:

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Browse our construction project websites: https://projects.511wi.gov/region/southeast/​​