Zoo Interchange work impacts State Fair travel, parking

July 25, 2014

Contractors are rushing to make temporary repairs to roads and I-94 on and off ramps to restore traffic flow in time for the Wisconsin State Fair that opens on July 31.

The Wisconsin State Fair is gearing up for another great run, but officials are facing a particularly difficult challenge this year – massive road and freeway construction that could make getting to and from the summer event more difficult than usual.

The mantra of state and local officials this year: do not change plans to attend the fair, but do change routes.

The state Department of Transportation will attempt to ease traffic congestion by restoring Kearney St., the main arterial sandwiched between I-94 and the fair’s north parking. Kearney is a key entry to the north parking lot. 

The state also will temporarily restore the South 84th Street I-94 on ramps to help visitors leave the area.

Traffic will be directed or rotated around the fair so that visitors can only turn right into the parking lots, with one exception.

The entry on South 76th Street to the racetrack parking can be accessed with a left-hand turn.

For road updates, visit the state’s website on the zoo interchange.

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