If all goes as scheduled, demolition and reconstruction of the Brown Deer Road bridge over I-43 will begin February 13 and be completed in December. Construction barrels have been in place and paving of some sections used to re-route traffic have been completed. Temporary signals have been erected on Brown Deer Road at I-43 and will be operating for the duration of the project.
Both eastbound and westbound traffic will be routed onto the eastbound lanes during demolition of the westbound lanes of the bridge. Once that portion is finished, all traffic will be using the westbound lanes until reconstruction is completed. At times, I-43 traffic will be re-routed off of the freeway at Brown Deer Road. It will cross over Brown Deer Road and re-enter north of the bridge. Freeway traffic will be given priority and drivers on Brown Deer Road should expect delays.
Construction engineers expect that at times, while drivers adjust to the lane closures, westbound traffic may backup as far east as Lake Drive. Port Washington Road is also expected to see heavy delays during peak travel times. Keep in mind, bridges at Good Hope Road and Green Tree Road will also be rebuilt during this period as well.
In June, reconstruction of the Port Washington off ramp will also begin. Traffic signals will be put in place both at the end of the off ramp and on Port Washington Road, in order to reduce the number of accidents occurring at that location.
Any questions or comments regarding the construction should be directed to Frank Rivera or 414-351-0014.