More closures on I-794 and Hoan Bridge begin Monday

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More closures on I-794 and Hoan Bridge begin Monday

By Jaclyn Brandt. CREATED Nov 18, 2013

MILWAUKEE - The Hoan Bridge Project enters its latest stage Monday, and that means more closures.

But this latest closure is only temporary. A few weeks after the Wisconsin Department of Transportation shut down the exit ramps to 794, crews will close the entrance ramps.

The I-794 westbound ramp from Lincoln Memorial Drive will close for about a week. Drivers are encouraged to use Clybourn Street to the Jackson Street westbound entrance ramp.

The 794 East exit to Lincoln Memorial Drive will be closed until 2015. The Southbound entrance to 794 will also be shut down. The decking on the Hoan Bridge will be replaced and other repairs made. Some drivers are already making others plans to get around.

The DOT hopes to prevent bottle necks with new technology. They plan on using a machine that will lay down movable barriers, and can be re-arranged to open or close more lanes.

Find more information on the closures here.