UPDATE: US 45 NB now OPEN from Zoo Interchange to Watertown Plank Road

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Northbound US 45 was closed from the Zoo Interchange to Watertown Plank Road during Wednesday morning's rush hour commute due to construction. All lanes reopened around 8 a.m.

Officials say Milwaukee County Maintenance were conducting some repair work on US 45 NB overnight and the work was not complete in time.

Commuters were advised to use WIS 100 from the south and Bluemound to WIS 100 from the West.

The ramp from I-94 West to US 45 North has been opened so traffic from the east may use that or consider exiting at 68th to Bluemound to 84th Street to Watertown Plank Road from the east.  Law enforcement has been deployed to key intersections along these routes to assist with traffic management.

Motorists who are planning to travel through US 45 may also want to consider utilizing I-43 north throughout the Marquette Interchange and head over to US 45 on one of the major East/West routes.

From the south and southwest utilize I-43 to Moorland to Bluemound to WIS 100.