Governor Evers approves I-894 project, construction to begin this week

Release date: September 26, 2023

To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers has signed a $59.7 million contract for a multi-year improvement project along I-894 in Milwaukee County, from 84th Street to 35th Street. The WIS 36 (Loomis Road) bridge over I-894 will also be reconstructed as part of this project.

Work and overnight closures will begin on Thursday, September 28. Zignego Company, Inc is the prime contractor for the project and will implement the following:

Project Improvements:

  • Resurfacing of freeway lanes and ramps
  • Reconstructing medians
  • Improving drainage systems, guard rails, lighting, and sign structures
  • Pavement repairs and maintenance at four local roads and bridges at I-894 (84th Street, 68th Street, 51st Street, 35th Street)
  • Full reconstruction of WIS 36 (Loomis Road) bridge over I-894 in 2024

2023 Traffic Impacts:

  • Overnight lane and ramp closures for pavement repairs
  • Construction is scheduled to pause from late fall 2023 to early spring 2024

2024 Traffic Impacts:

  • Overnight lane and ramp closures on I-894 to complete pavement repairs
  • Long-term full closure of WIS 36 (Loomis Road) bridge and ramps
  • Long-term lane closures on I-894 for median reconstruction
  • Long-term local road closures at 51st Street and 35th Street

The entire project is scheduled for completion in fall 2024. Work is weather dependent and subject to change.

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Contact Information

Dan Sellers, Regional Communications Manager
(262) 548-6702

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