Navigating the Zoo Interchange will be much easier during the Memorial Day weekend, thanks to the scheduled opening of two system ramps.
Department officials said they are on track to open the ramp connecting eastbound Interstate 94 to northbound Interstate 41 on Wednesday. A day later, the ramp connecting southbound Interstate 41 with the eastbound lanes of I-94, as well as the Wisconsin Avenue bridge going over I-41, will open.
The three openings will come as the most significant milestones reached this season amid work on the Zoo Interchange’s second core phase — a $300 million, three-year project.
“This is a big milestone for this project to get these ramps open,” Jason Roselle, WisDOT construction supervisor, said on Friday atop the interchange’s ramp linking I-94 east to I-41 north.
Work on the Zoo Interchange project’s first core phase — a nearly $200 million let — wrapped up in June last year. The second phase is expected to be complete by late summer 2018.
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