MCTS says Route 31 to be detoured due to road closure

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) announced Thursday, January 2nd that Route 31 (State – Highland) will detour due to a long term closure of Watertown Plank Road between 92nd Street and Innovation Drive/Swan Boulevard.

To help ensure public safety, accessibility and mobility during the project, pedestrians will receive assistance to ride the bus free of charge in the detour area through a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Milwaukee County Department of Transportation. Route 31 (State – Highland) will begin the detour as soon as Watertown Plank Road is closed to through traffic.

MCTS has been informed that the closure will take place in the early morning on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

Pedestrians needing to travel on Watertown Plank Road between 92nd Street and Innovation Drive/Swan Boulevard will not be required to pay a fare when boarding a Route 31 bus on 92nd Street near Curative Care Network, Inc., 1000 N. 92nd Street, on Connell Street west of 92nd Street, or on Watertown Plank Road at Innovation Drive/Swan Boulevard. However, if a transfer is requested the passenger must pay full fare. This will begin the same day as the detour begins.

Route 31 (State – Highland) Detour routing is as follows:

Westbound Detour Routing

West on Watertown Plank Road, north on Discovery Parkway, southwest on Swan Boulevard and continue south to Watertown Plank Road and west to regular route.

Eastbound Detour Routing
From Innovation Drive: north on Swan Boulevard, continue northeast to Discovery Parkway and south to Watertown Plank Road and east to regular route.

Please note: During this time there will be no stops along the detoured portion of the route.

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