By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Dec 04, 2014 at 2:14 PM

As the second stage of construction on the I-794 Lake Freeway / Hoan Bridge Project begins, major ramp closures will occur beginning on the evening of Dec. 12, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The first change announced by the DOT is that the Jackson/Van Buren Street exit ramp from I-794 East will be closing until further notice (for the long term).

As a result, motorists must use one of the following exit routes instead:

  • I-94 East to I-794 East to James Lovell Street/St. Paul Avenue exit
  • I-43 North to I-794 East to Plankinton Avenue exit
  • I-43 South to I-794 East to Plankinton Avenue exit

Additionally, the temporary Milwaukee Street entrance ramp to I-794 East (southbound) that's been in use for the past year will close permanently on the Dec. 12.

Motorists should use the newly reopened Broadway ramp to travel east (southbound) on I-794. The new entrance ramp is located one block west of Milwaukee Street, at the intersection of Clybourn Street and Broadway.

All work is weather dependent and subject to change.