Friday, May 17, 2013
Interstate 94 between Rawson Avenue and the Milwaukee-Racine county line will close at 9 p.m. Friday and reopen at 9 a.m. Sunday.
If you have to drive in Oak Creek on Saturday, best of luck. With the freeway closing between Rawson Avenue and the Milwaukee-Racine county line at 9 p.m. Friday, local streets will be packed with cars trying to navigate detours until the freeway is reopened at 9 a.m. Sunday. 27th Street, where the state Department of Transportation plans to redirect traffic, will bear the brunt of the closure. Many motorists stuck in traffic, however, will likely make their own routes. Local and state officials also may begin directing vehicles to streets other than 27th depending on how bad congestion gets, Oak Creek Police Capt. Steve Anderson said. South of Oak Creek, vehicles could be backed up as far as Highway 20, Caledonia Police Chief Toby Schey …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sheriff's deputies discovered that one of two semi-trucks involved in a crash early Thursday leaked about 50 gallons of fuel onto the freeway.
About 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto Interstate 94 following a crash early Thursday morning in Oak Creek, resulting in the closure of the far right lane. Two semi-trucks were involved in a crash about 5:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes near Puetz Road, according to the Sheriff's Office. Deputies responding to the scene discovered one of the trucks leaked fuel and closed a lane while the Oak Creek Fire Department cleaned up the spill. Traffic was moving smoothly again by mid-morning.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Drivers should look for freeway ramps and Rawson Avenue lanes to be closed in the coming months.
As drivers who frequent the Rawson Interchange may have noticed, the orange construction cones are out. And they won't be going away anytime soon. Crews have begun the first stage of a months-long project to reconstruct the interchange, which will result in multiple lane and ramp closures from now until fall. Access from northbound I-94 to westbound Rawson Avenue closed this week, and beginning next week, Rawson will be down to one lane in each direction between 13th and 20th streets. Stage 2 is set to begin March 7, which will result in several ramp closures and more lane closures, and continue until early June. The bridge will be demolished in the summer, and construction will wrap up in late fall, according to the state Department of …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The sheriff's deputy was taken to the hospital as a precaution, while the other driver was not injured, according to a report.
A Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office squad car was side-swiped Wednesday morning on I-94 near Ryan Road, according to a WISN-TV report. The deputy was taken to the hospital as a precaution, according to the report. The other driver was not injured. Patch will update this story if more information becomes available.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A pair of accidents mid-day Tuesday on I-94 near Layton Avenue caused no serious injuries.
A Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy suffered minor injuries on I-94 Tuesday after a semi struck his squad car. The accident happened about noon just north of Oak Creek, in the northbound lanes near Layton Avenue. The deputy was responding to a two-car crash and was inside the vehicle when it was hit, according to the sheriff's office. The deputy went to the hospital as a precaution. No other injuries were reported in either crash, which caused a traffic backup over the lunch hour.
Monday, July 30, 2012
The state Department of Transportation plans to rehabilitate 13 bridges between the Marquette Interchange and Howard Avenue.
A public meeting will be held Tuesday regarding the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's plans to rehabilitate 13 bridges on Interstate 94 next year. The open house-style meeting is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. at the United Community Center, 1028 S. 9th St., Milwaukee. Residents can learn more about the project, view exhibits, provide comments and talk with staff members representing the DOT. The DOT plans to rehabilitate 13 bridges between the Marquette Interchange and Howard Avenue starting in the spring of 2013, further impacting the commute for residents traveling to and from downtown. The work will include bridge deck overlays or replacements, bridge repair and painting, according to the DOT's website. Plans call for one lane to be…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Residents traveling on I-94 between Oak Creek and downtown Milwaukee will be impacted by the rehabilitation of 13 bridges between the Marquette Interchange and Howard Avenue.
If you frequently use I-94 to commute to and from downtown Milwaukee, you have more construction to look forward to next year. The state Department of Transportation plans to rehabilitate 13 bridges between the Marquette Interchange and Howard Avenue starting in the spring of 2013. The work will include bridge deck overlays or replacements, bridge repair and painting, according to the DOT's website. Plans call for one lane to be closed during the construction. Officials say they wanted to get the bridge work done before the Hoan Bridge and Zoo Interchange projects, as that stretch of I-94 will be used for detours. Work on the north-south I-94 project will also continue next year and include a reconstruction of the Rawson Interchange in Oak…
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. …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Northbound Interstate 94 will close in the overnight hours this week, and have reduced lanes during the day, as part of a resurfacing operation.
Get ready for some changes this week as you travel north on Interstate 94 toward downtown. The state Department of Transportation will apply a final asphalt overlay as part of the Mitchell lnterchange reconstruction project. As a result, I-94 west (northbound) from Rawson to the interchange will be closed completely in the overnight hours and have reduced lanes during the day. According to the DOT, I-94 west from Rawson Avenue to the Mitchell Interchange will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday. It will close at 8:30 p.m. Friday until 8:30 a.m. Saturday, and again from 9 p.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Sunday. Drivers will also deal with reduced lanes. One lane will be closed Wednesday through Friday, while on Saturday traffic…
Monday, May 21, 2012
An 82-year-old woman reportedly drove more than three miles in the wrong direction on I-94 and will have to get retested for her drivers' license.
An 82-year-old woman drove more than three miles in the wrong direction on I-94 in Oak Creek Friday, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report. The newspaper reported the woman entered the northbound I-94 exit ramp at Rawson Avenue and headed south for 3.7 miles before a man flagged her down. The newspaper also reported the woman will be retested for her drivers' license. Click here for the entire story.