Open House Will Display Hoan Bridge Construction Plans

Oak Creek residents who use I-794 to get downtown will have their commute disrupted starting this fall. Work is scheduled to continue until 2016.

Construction plans for I-794 and the Hoan Bridge will be on display at a public meeting set for 4 to 7 p.m. April 10 on the second floor of the Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St.

The open house-style meeting allows attendees to ask questions of the project team and provide input.

More information can be found on the project website.

Oak Creek residents who use I-794 to commute downtown will have their travel disrupted beginning later this fall, with work continuing until 2016.

me April 05, 2013 at 03:19 AM
So the redecking that has gone on for the past few years will be redone. Unreal.
Cory April 05, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Yeah, the nearly one year or so of patching the bridge sure seems like a wast of money. Just as the temporary bridges at the zoo interchange. Why not just build permanent fixes right away rather than ones to last a year or few, only to tear them down and make permanent fixes. Big waste of money. Also sucks that the Oklahoma onramp for southbound 794 has been closed for nearly 2 months now and will continue to be closed for another 2.5 months all because of bridgework on I43! This ramp isn't even anywhere near I43. All the traffic control department could tell me was that it's "all in part of the grand scheme of things" and the guy really didn't seem to know why.
livingintheOC April 05, 2013 at 02:28 PM
The Oklahoma closure reduces the number of times the north bound lanes are closed. There is a very high amount of traffic in that direction in the morning from people like me going that way where I would normally have taken 94. I would rather see them figure out how to eliminate the light at Oklahoma all together. Even moving the on ramp or eliminating it all together would be preferable to me. Even with the lower light usage the backup is over a mile in the morning.
Mark Schaaf April 05, 2013 at 04:35 PM
Yeah I never understood that patching they did before. There would be a whole mess of lane closures, and the project would finish, and the road was exactly how it was before. I don't get it.
Mark Schaaf April 05, 2013 at 04:38 PM
I bet if they could do it over again, they would not have made the Oklahoma Avenue interchange like they did. Seems like it might be too late now. As far as the southbound ramp closure, I heard it's going to reopen late June. Also, because no one asked my opinion, the speed limit on the Lake Parkway should be 50.
Marty April 05, 2013 at 05:37 PM
The reason the Oklahoma interchange is the way it is is because the Post Office refused to move - forcing a "left exit" onto Oklahoma. All the other businesses/residents agreed to move - but the USPS said no. (So I have been told)
Mark Schaaf April 05, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Interesting - hadn't heard that. Thanks.
livingintheOC April 05, 2013 at 07:36 PM
I think eminent domain works works on the usps too. :)
Mike in OC April 05, 2013 at 08:54 PM
The whole Oklahoma Ave nightmare really needs to be looked into if they move ahead with plans to extend 794 all the way to Ryan Rd..... I wonder if the USPS is considering more closings at this time and if they are more open to dumping that post office site.
Marty April 05, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Nope - or at lease they didnt want to fight the USPS...


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