Watertown Plank intersection with Mayfair in Wauwatosa to be restricted for 11 days
East-west travel to shut down from corner to 113th Street
The intersection of Bluemound and Mayfair roads was scheduled to open by midnight Wednesday night, just as the intersection of Watertown Plank Road and Mayfair will be partially shut down, as the state Department of Transportation continues its wide-reaching Zoo Interchange project.
Beginning Thursday, Watertown Plank Road will be closed to traffic from the intersection of Mayfair west to 113th Street, according to the DOT. The closure will be in effect until Aug. 11. Mayfair Road will still be passable north and south, and vehicles will be able to drive east from the intersection on Watertown Plank.
Both the Bluemound and Watertown Plank intersections at Mayfair were originally scheduled to be shut down in all directions, so the more limited closures now in effect are less restrictive than may have been expected.
For westbound traffic on Watertown Plank approaching the closure, the department recommends a detour onto Highway 45 northbound, exiting at the North Avenue westbound ramp. From North Avenue, drivers will be able to turn left or south at 116th Street to access Watertown Plank Road.
For eastbound traffic approaching the closure, the department recommends the opposite route — turning north on 116th Street, and east or right on North Avenue, then taking Highway 45 south to the Watertown Plank Road exit.
In other DOT news, the Greenfield Avenue bridge over I-894 has opened and the nearby stretch from 101st Street to 106th Street was to be, in the words of a DOT web site, "open in its final configuration by midnight" Wednesday.
In addition, the intersection of Glenview and Wisconsin avenues has opened for east-west travel on Wisconsin, and for cars turning on to or off of Glenview. The intersection of Glenview and Bluemound Road remains closed.
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