Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A ceremony will be held to open the interchange and an expanded Drexel Avenue on Nov. 20.
Public officials will cut the ribbon on the new Drexel Interchange and an expanded Drexel Avenue at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. The ceremony will take place on the bridge over Interstate 94 and will be open to the public, according to the state Department of Transportation. The interchange is the first new interchange in Milwaukee County since the expressway was built in the 1970s. Officials believe it will help spur economic development in Oak Creek, including the Drexel Town Square redevelopment project on the former Delphi site, and the surrounding area. Construction started last spring after a ground-breaking attended by Gov. Scott Walker and others. Crews have also been working to widen Drexel Avenue to four lanes between 13th and 27th …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Officials are targeting the end of next week to reopen Drexel Avenue between 13th and 27th streets.
One major Oak Creek road project down, one to go. City officials say Drexel Avenue, which has been closed between 13th and 27th streets since February, could reopen at the end of next week if all goes well. It's not official, and there are issues to work through, but that is the timeframe being targeted. It's not clear whether the Drexel Interchange will be done by that time, and that affects whether the street itself can fully reopen, officials told Patch. Drexel Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue are the two major road construction projects in Oak Creek this year. Pennsylvania Avenue between College and Rawson reopened earlier this week as a four-lane street with improved street lighting and sidewalks. Drexel will be a four-lane divided …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Work continues on expanding Pennsylvania and Drexel avenues, the city's two big road construction projects for 2012.
Oak Creek's two major road projects for 2012 are both on schedule, City Engineer Mike Simmons told aldermen Tuesday. Drexel Avenue, which has been closed between 13th and 27th streets since mid-February, is on track to finish by early to mid-November. Crews are expanding the street to four lanes and connecting it with the new Drexel Interchange, which is also under construction and scheduled to finish about the same time. Pennsylvania Avenue, meanwhile, is slated to be completed by middle or late October. The street has been closed between College and Rawson avenues since late June so that it, too, can be expanded to four lanes. Asphalt was scheduled to go in Wednesday and continue through this week, Simmons said.
Friday, June 15, 2012
A portion of the freeway in Oak Creek will be shut down Friday night as crews demolish the bridge. It's part of the work going into the Drexel Interchange construction.
A portion of Interstate 94 in Oak Creek will close Friday night so that crews can take down the Drexel Avenue bridge. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, I-94 northbound will be closed at 27th Street (south of Ryan) and I-94 southbound will close at Rawson Avenue. The closures are expected to be in effect from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday. The bridge is being demolished as part of the Drexel Interchange construction, which has ramped up over the past few weeks. The work is visible to motorists driving through the area, with most of the trees near the bridge now removed. Crews are also expanding Drexel Avenue to four lanes between 13th and 27th streets. The construction is expected to continue through November. …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Construction will coincide with Drexel Interchange work, last through November.
Construction to expand W. Drexel Avenue to four lanes is expected to begin Feb. 13 and last through November. By the time it's done, Drexel from 27th Street to Interstate 94 will be a four-lane divided boulevard that will connect to a new interchange with the interstate. Interchange construction is expected to start around May 1. Drexel plans also call for a 10-foot wide multi-use path along the north side, on-street bicycle accommodations, street lighting, additional turn lanes at 27th Street and stoplight modifications, according to the city's website. The street will be closed to traffic during construction, but properties along Drexel and 20th Street will continue to have access. For more on the construction and the impact on traffic…