Friday, February 8, 2013
If you travel Interstate 43, you'll need to be aware of these closures. Here's what you need to know.
Several ramps along I-43 will close beginning Monday and will remain closed until at least July, according to officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Depending on the weather, officials plan to close a single-lane from Howard Avenue to the Marquette Interchange. According to the DOT press release: This closure will start at Howard Avenue and extend north each night, until it reaches the northernmost limit of the Valley Bridge. Motorists will experience the first wave of the closure on the morning of February 12, but should remain alert for the remainder of the week as the closure progresses. Some related northbound (NB) ramp closures will also take place: Once this set of closures are in place, the contractor, Zenith …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The DOT sought local advice in how to improve I-43, and what concerns residents have about adding lanes and modifying interchanges between Bender Road and Highway 60.
The bumper-to-bumper I-43 commuter traffic between Silver Spring Drive and Good Hope Road is only going to get more congested as the North Shore continues to grow. The high traffic volume on that stretch of the interstate already causes concerns for Department of Transportation officials, and they expect that congested commuter traffic to spread north to Brown Deer Road over the next 30 years unless improvements are made. At a public meeting at Nicolet High School Wednesday night, the DOT presented a number of possibilities to improve the I-43 corridor between Bender Road and Highway 60 in Grafton. The DOT is conducting environmental testing right now, and held the public information meeting to get resident feedback before conducting …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The latest reports from the North Shore Fire Department.
The North Shore Fire Department responded to a total of 100 calls for service, including 71 EMS calls, and 29 fire and rescue calls, from Nov. 7 to 13 throughout the North Shore. Here is a summary of the calls from Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point and Bayside. Shorewood Whitefish Bay Fox Point Bayside
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The 'digital chevron' system installed will be a first in the state.
Commuters, take note: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will implement a new technology in the Marquette Interchange from the I-94 eastbound ramp to northbound I-43 in starting July 12. The installation will close the right lane on I-94 eastbound between the 13th Street exit and the connector ramp to I-43 northbound from July 12-15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. While travel times may be longer, John Oimoen, manager with WisDOT, said the operation will ultimately improve operations and safety on our transportation network.” He also said “a new dynamic chevron system is a cost-effective way to help motorists stay alert and monitor their speeds in this area.” This system is the first of its kind in Wisconsin and WisDOT said benefits…