Road, ramp closures planned next week near downtown Milwaukee

​​​​​Release date: July 10, 2024

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is notifying motorists of upcoming traffic impacts associated with the Republican National Convention in downtown Milwaukee. Throughout the week of July 14, several planned closures will be in place for the large-scale event. Drivers must use alternate routes.

Planned closures during event:

  • Hoan Bridge (I-794 between Van Buren Street and Carferry Drive)
    • Sunday morning, July 14 to Monday morning, July 15
    • Eastbound I-794 access to Van Buren Street / St. Paul Avenue remains open
  • McKinley Avenue / Fond du Lac Avenue Ramps (WIS 145)
    • Closed the week of July 14
  • ​I-794 eastbound ramp closed to James Lovell Street
    • ​​​​Closed the week of July 14
  • ​​Kilbourn Avenue Tunnels
    • C​losed the week of July 14

Know Before You Go – Use 511 Wisconsin

Change your approach, not your destination. WisDOT encourages travelers to make, or the 511 Wisconsin app, a part of their summer travel plans. offers real-time traffic data to help people navigate closures, get to their destinations safe, save time, and reduce stress.

The Milwaukee Downtown Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) service center will be closed from Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19. DMV online service is open 24/7 at

For more information, contact:

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-3581,