I-43 north-south construction: Prep work gets underway

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced on Wednesday, Aug. 18 that it will begin preparatory work ahead of the upcoming 14-mile, I-43 north-south reconstruction project in Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties. 

A news release says the preliminary work consists of rehabilitating segments of roadway shoulders between County Line Road and WIS 60, along with temporarily widening a small portion of the freeway near the county line to allow for traffic shifts during next year’s construction.

This prep work will begin the week of Aug. 23

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What to expect

  • County Line Road entrance ramp to I-43 southbound to close long-term through mid-2023
  • I-43 northbound exit ramp to Port Washington Road (near County Line Road) to close long-term through mid-2023
  • Overnight and off-peak travel hour lane closures along I-43 northbound, between Highland Road and WIS 60
  • Overnight lane closures along I-43, between County Line Road and Donges Bay Road
  • Overnight lane closures along Port Washington Road, between Brown Deer Road and Donges Bay Road
  • Overnight lane closures along Port Washington Road, between Coventry Court and Sugar Lane

Prep work is scheduled for completion by late fall 2021. 

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In March of 2022, crews will begin the reconstruction of the I-43 north-south corridor between Silver Spring Drive and WIS 60. 

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