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Closures to impact traffic on southbound US 45

May 12, 2014

Bridge work will remove loose concrete on Bluemound Bridge

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) crews will coordinate with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s department to close the right two lanes of US 45 southbound at Bluemound Road. The crews will remove loose concrete that was noted over the weekend. The closure will begin at 10 a.m. this morning. Traffic delays are expected to develop.

Lanes 3 and 4 will be blocked off to allow access to the underside of the bridge structure. The work should be concluded within 30 minutes. The concrete has been identified as having the potential to dislodge and is in need of being removed. The bridge is structurally sound and the work being undertaken will not impact that in any way.

If additional work is required, updated releases will be sent out. As always, use of Wisconsin 511 online will help provide traffic information.

For more information, contact:
Mike Pyritz, WisDOT SE Region Communications
(414) 313-8003,



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