I-41 closure postponed again due to weather

UPDATE, July 22: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Zoo Interchange North Leg project team has postponed a 54-four full freeway closure, initially planned for July 22-25, due to weather.

The closure of Interstate 41/U.S. Highway 45 between Watertown Plank Road and Burleigh will take place at a to-be-determined date in the future, officials said. It is the second time the closure has been delayed.

The details of the closure, as originally provided, are available below.

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The full closure will allow the placement of new Union Pacific Railroad bridge beams. Additional work will be done during the closure.  

The closure will have the freeway closed between Watertown Plank Road and Burleigh. WIS 100 (Mayfair Road) will be the primary detour route during the closure. Delays are anticipated. Motorists are being asked to consider an alternate route if the desired destination is located outside the area of the closure.

The project team is closely monitoring the weather forecast to determine if the work will go forward as scheduled. The current forecast includes potential for thunderstorms which would necessitate the work to be delayed until the following weekend.

For project information and updates:  Zoo Interchange Project – (511wi.gov)