Zoo Interchange Road Construction Project Updates

Road Work Ahead

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reconstructing the Zoo Interchange in western Milwaukee County; the project is expected to be completed in 2018. Construction projects to improve traffic flow on alternate routes are under way on most major roads near campus.

Check these links for updated directions to Wisconsin Lutheran College and the Outdoor Athletic Complex, and for details about a free Shuttle Service.

Updated July 21, 2014

  • Watertown Plank Road & US 45 Interchange Construction
    • Watertown Plank Road at US 45 is closed until late 2014. Use the new Swan Boulevard and Discovery Parkway to bypass the closure.
    • All Watertown Plank Road entrance and exit ramps at US 45 are closed.
    • Anticipate heavy traffic on Wisconsin Avenue near campus.
    • To help with traffic flow, parking is not allowed on Wisconsin Avenue from 92nd Street to 87th Street from 6:00 to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Access the Outdoor Athletic Complex by taking Hwy. 100 to Watertown Plank Road.
  • 84th Street & I-94 Interchange Construction
    • The 84th Street entrance ramps to both eastbound and westbound I-94 are closed until late summer 2014.
    • To access I-94 eastbound, take Bluemound Road east to 68th Street, then south to I-94. To access I-94 westbound, use the southbound entrance ramp to US 45 at Wisconsin Avenue.
  • Highway 100 & I-94 Interchange Construction
    • All Hwy. 100 entrance and exit ramps at I-94 are closed. Use the 84th Street exits to access WLC's campus from I-94.
    • Expect delays and lane closures on Hwy. 100 between I-94 and Bluemound Road as the Hwy. 100 bridge over I-94 is rebuilt.
    • Check for overnight closures in the Zoo Interchange related to construction on I-94 between 76th Street and Hwy. 100.

Please check WisDOT's Zoo Interchange project websiteFacebook page, and Twitter feed for more information.

The Office of Marketing & Communication will maintain this page throughout the project.