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Work to reconstruct the Center Street Bridge over Highway 45/Interstate 41 will be underway soon and the project team anticipates closing the bridge by 6 a.m. Jan. 25, weather permitting.

The Center Street Bridge will be closing approximately one week prior to demolition, which allows crews to safely complete tree removal, utility relocation and prepare the existing bridge for demolition. The bridge demolition is tentatively scheduled to occur during overnight hours in late January and early February, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Motorists should utlize Burleigh Street as an alternate driving route during construction and pedestrians are encouraged to utilize the newly constructed Locust Street parking lot and pedestrian bridge over Highway 45/Interstate 41 for pedestrian traffic.

Parents and staff members from the three schools on Center Street — Eisenhower Elementary School, Whitman Middle School and Wauwatosa West High School — may receive emails from the Wauwatosa School District with specific instructions pertaining to their students and staff in the coming days.

Access to driveways located within the proejct limits will be maintained at all times during the project.

Residents in the area may notice additional traffic, dust and noise during construction, according to WisDOT.

Project timelines are as follows:

January 25 to mid-June 2016

·Center Street will be closed between 112th and 114th streets

·Access to Center Street via 112th Street will remain open

·113th Street will be closed at Center Street to through traffic

Mid June to early fall 2016

·Center Street will be closed between 112th Street and 114th Street

·Access to Center Street via 112th Street will be closed to through traffic

·113th Street will be closed at Center Street to through traffic

·Parking lane and sidewalk restrictions on Center Street between 114th Street and 117th Street

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