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Traffic advisory: Kilbourn Avenue Tunnel closing Monday

Posted at 4:07 PM, Apr 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 09:58:38-04

MILWAUKEE -- Drivers will face some challenges beginning Monday in downtown Milwaukee. Construction begins on the Kilbourn Avenue Tunnels.

One tunnel will be closed at a time to help minimize the impact to motorists.

  • The North Tunnel, the I-43 entrance ramp from Kilbourn Ave., will be fully closed until June.
  • The South Tunnel, from I-43 north to Kilbourn Ave., will be closed from June to October.

Posted signs will direct drivers to use the Fond du Lac/McKinley I-43 entrance/exit and North 6th Street.

Construction work will address leaks and replacing portions of the tunnel ceiling.

The work will also impact access to;

  • the pedestrian ramp from MacArthur Square Plaza
  • the parking garage stair from North James Lovell Street
  • sidewalk on North 9th Street from West State Street to West Wells Street.

More details can be found on the Milwaukee Department of Public Works website.