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Construction Updates
Destination Zoo

Getting to the Zoo is easy using our updated driving directions.

The ramp to southbound 45 is closed permanently. The ramp to Highway 45 southbound at Watertown Plank Road is now open. All on and off ramps at Highway 100 and I-94 are open.

March 14-19, 2017

Tuesday (3/14)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • there will be a full closure 3/6 through 3/16 100th St NB/SB at Schlinger Ave for girder erection.
    • there will be local access only 3/11 through 3/16 100th St NB/SB at Bungalow Pkwy for girder erection.
    • 97th St will be reduced to a single lane during the day south of Wisconsin Ave for noise panel installation.
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-43/894 WB from 92nd St to the Hale Int for soil boring.
    • the Zoo Int E-N system ramp will be closed overnight for dirt work.

Wednesday (3/15)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • there will be a full closure 3/6 through 3/16 100th St NB/SB at Schlinger Ave for girder erection.
    • there will be local access only 3/11 through 3/16 100th St NB/SB at Bungalow Pkwy for girder erection.
    • 97th St will be reduced to a single lane during the day south of Wisconsin Ave for noise panel installation.
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-41/894 SB through the Hale Interchange for soil boring.
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-43/894 EB from 92nd St to 84th St for soil boring.
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-94 EB at Moorland Rd for barrier wall work and crane mobilization.
    • the Zoo Int E-N system ramp will be closed overnight for roadway work.

Thursday (3/16)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • there will be a full closure 3/6 through 6pm 100th St NB/SB at Schlinger Ave for girder erection.
    • there will be local access only 3/11 through 6pm 100th St NB/SB at Bungalow Pkwy for girder erection.\
    • 97th St will be reduced to a single lane during the day south of Wisconsin Ave for noise panel installation.
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-43/894 WB from 84th St to 92nd St for soil boring.
    • the Zoo Int E-N system ramp will be closed overnight for roadway work.
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-41/894 NB at Greenfield Ave for a deck pour. *contingency is Friday 3/17
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-41 SB at the Zoo Interchange for a deck pour. *contingency is Friday 3/17
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-94 EB at HWY 100 for a deck pour. *contingency is Friday 3/17

Friday (3/17)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • the Zoo Int E-N system ramp will be closed overnight for roadway work and a sign structure installation.
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-41/894 NB at Greenfield Ave for sign structure installation.

Saturday (3/18)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • only long-term closures in effect.

Sunday (3/19)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-43/894 WB from Forest Home Ave to 84th St for soil boring.

Long-Term Closures

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • there will be a full closure of Fairview Ave WB from 116th St to Curtis Rd through Spring 2017 for retaining wall construction (local access maintained).
    • there will be a full closure of Fairview Ave EB from 118th St to 116th St through Spring 2017 for retaining wall construction (becomes one-way WB only).
    • there will be a full closure of the Zoo Int W-N system ramp through late May 2017 for ramp reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure of the Zoo Int N-E system ramp through late May 2017 for ramp reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure of Wisconsin Ave EB/WB from 95th St to 97th St through late May 2017 for reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure of the Bluemound Rd entrance ramp to I-41 SB through late August 2017 for ramp reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure Elm Grove Rd NB/SB at I-94 through late August 2017 for bridge reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure of the Lincoln Ave entrance ramp to I-41/894 NB through early Fall 2017 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure of the Greenfield Avenue entrance ramp to I-41/894 SB through early Fall 2017 for roadway construction.
    • a lane will be closed on Curtis Rd NB/SB under I-94 through Fall 2017 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure of the HWY 100 entrance ramp to I-94 WB through Fall 2017 for ramp reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure of the I-94 WB exit ramp to HWY 100 NB through late November 2017 for roadway reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure of the I-94 WB exit ramp to HWY 100 SB (from I-94 WB and I-41/894 NB) through late November 2017 for roadway reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure of the Zoo Int E-S system ramp through late November 2017 for ramp reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure of the I-94 EB exit ramp to 84th St (from I-94 EB and I-41 SB) through late November 2017 for roadway reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure of the Greenfield Ave entrance ramp to I-41/894 NB (to I-41 NB and I-94 WB) through late 2017 for ramp reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure of the Deer Creek Trail/Oak Leaf Trail NB/SB at I-94 through late 2017 for bridge demolition (one trail will remain open at all times).
    • there will be a full closure of the I-41 NB exit ramp to Bluemound Rd through late April 2018 for ramp reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure of the I-41/894 SB exit ramp to Greenfield Ave through early Summer 2018 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure of the I-41/894 SB exit ramp to Lincoln Ave through early Summer 2018 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure of Schlinger Ave EB/WB under I-41/894 through early Summer 2018 for project construction.
    • the Hank Aaron State Trail will be closed to pedestrians from 94th Pl to Oak Leaf Trail through early Summer 2018 for project construction.

* Note that these closures are weather dependent and subject to change.

For more information on Zoo Interchange closures, visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website.