Construction on bridges over I-43 at the Hillside Interchange set to begin – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted: March 21, 2021 at 4:58 pm

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Gov. Tony Evers signed a $4.7 million contract to rehabilitate several structures over I-43 at the Hillside Interchange. Work is to begin March 29.

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Marquette Interchange in downtown Milwaukee(Photo: Mike De Sisti and Jim Nelson)

Work is scheduled to begin March 29 on several structures over Interstate 43 at the Hillside Interchange, just north of the Marquette Interchange.

Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday signing a$4.7 million contract for the work. ContractorZenith TechInc.will implement thin polymer overlays to seal and protect 11 structures mostly over I-43 andconcrete bridge decks,painting of the 12th Street bridge over Fond du Lac Avenue, and rehabilitation work inside the Kilbourn Avenue tunnels, Department of Transportation spokesman Dan Sellers said.

The work will be completed at night and most structures will have overnight lane closures but will reopen each morning. The bridges for Wells Street, State Street and Winnebago Street will be fully closed overnight.

Work on the 12th Street bridge will require a long-term closure from mid-April until mid-June. There will be a full closure of both Kilbourn Avenue tunnels from late-March until late July.

Construction is scheduled for completion by the fall.

Contact Drake Bentley at (414) 722-3811orDBentley1@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @drake_bentley.

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