Ryan Road Construction Update

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s long-anticipated reconstruction of the Ryan Road interchange will begin in the coming days.  The project will transform the interchange from its current spread ramp configuration to a “tight-diamond” set-up, similar to the more recent interchange projects at Rawson and at Drexel.

The project will begin October 25.  The familiar orange traffic control barrels will appear as temporary traffic signals are put into place, followed by a staged reconstruction of the I-94 overpass.  The first bridge to be removed and rebuilt will be the westbound span (starting in early to mid-December), during which traffic will be funneled down to share the current eastbound bridge with one lane of traffic in each direction.  Then that process will be flipped to have two-way traffic share the newly constructed westbound bridge while the eastbound span is constructed.  There will also be periodic overnight closures of interchange ramps during times of large-scale demolition or construction where working near live traffic is too dangerous.

To diminish the inconvenience of delays, the use of alternate routes is strongly encouraged for those who use Ryan Road on their daily commute.  Please be aware that the Park & Ride lot will be closed starting December 3 and remain closed until fall 2018.

The project is expected to take at least one full year to complete, wrapping up in November 2018.