Friday, March 1, 2013
The southbound on-ramp for I-43 at West County Line Road is closed as North Shore Fire/Rescue crews tend to two rollover accidents.
The southbound on-ramp for I-43 at West County Line Road is closed as North Shore Fire/Rescue crews tend to two rollover accidents. At about 12:18 p.m., NSFD said it was responding to the report of the injured highway worker on the northbound lane of I-43 at County Line Rd., when at approximately 12:35 p.m. the department called for additional units to aid in another rollover in the southbound lane. As of 12:40 p.m., officials say no rescue is needed and some crews remain on scene to evaluate a patient.
Friday, February 8, 2013
If you travel Interstate 43, you'll need to be aware of these closures. Here's what you need to know.
Several ramps along I-43 will close beginning Monday and will remain closed until at least July, according to officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Depending on the weather, officials plan to close a single-lane from Howard Avenue to the Marquette Interchange. According to the DOT press release: This closure will start at Howard Avenue and extend north each night, until it reaches the northernmost limit of the Valley Bridge. Motorists will experience the first wave of the closure on the morning of February 12, but should remain alert for the remainder of the week as the closure progresses. Some related northbound (NB) ramp closures will also take place: Once this set of closures are in place, the contractor, Zenith …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The DOT sought local advice in how to improve I-43, and what concerns residents have about adding lanes and modifying interchanges between Bender Road and Highway 60.
The bumper-to-bumper I-43 commuter traffic between Silver Spring Drive and Good Hope Road is only going to get more congested as the North Shore continues to grow. The high traffic volume on that stretch of the interstate already causes concerns for Department of Transportation officials, and they expect that congested commuter traffic to spread north to Brown Deer Road over the next 30 years unless improvements are made. At a public meeting at Nicolet High School Wednesday night, the DOT presented a number of possibilities to improve the I-43 corridor between Bender Road and Highway 60 in Grafton. The DOT is conducting environmental testing right now, and held the public information meeting to get resident feedback before conducting …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Department of Transportation looking for resident input on lane capacity, on/off ramps and more.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is in the beginning phases of determining options for the I-43 corridor, including lane capacity and on/off ramps between Silver Spring Drive and WI-60. Currently, engineers for the WDOT are developing an environmental impact study, which helps identify key concerns, issues and potential problems within the study area. On Jan. 30, the DOT will be holding a public informational meeting at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd. Glendale, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will also be a public meeting on Jan. 31, at Christ Church, 13460 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, from 4 to 7 p.m. These meetings will be held in an open house format, so that interested parties can review exhibits and handouts. …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
After the driver was arrested for OWI, the passenger, his brother, admitted to drinking that evening as well and was sent to the Open Pantry to wait for a ride home.
Two men driving a white Jeep were seen swerving on Interstate 43 near Brown Deer Road and caught the attention of Bayside Police early Nov. 17. Police pulled the car over on North Port Washington Road. As the officer spoke with the 23-year-old driver, he noticed the man’s eyes were glassy and his speech was slurred. He could also smell alcohol on the man’s breathe as well as from inside the car. The officer asked the man for his driver’s license and whether or not he had been drinking earlier that night. He fumbled with his license before saying he'd had, “a few drinks down on Water Street for his friend’s birthday.” Police asked him if he knew the alphabet, asking the driver to begin with the letter “C.” The driver said, “C,D,E,F,G,” then…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
This 82-year-old woman is the 31st Wisconsin wrong-way driver this year.
An 82-year-old woman was cited for wrong-way driving Sunday after she was found heading southbound in the northbound lane of Interstate 43. Around 5:30 p.m., Bayside's dispatch center received a call reporting the wrong-way driver and a Bayside police officer caught up with her just north of Brown Deer Road. According to a press release from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, she had gotten on the freeway at the Port Washington off ramp and told officers she was confused. She was cited for Driving Wrong Way-Divided Highway. Get more from Fox Point-Bayside Patch by “Liking” our Facebook Page! A report will be sent to the Department of Transportation to see if she will be required to take a driver license retest the release said.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Even with missing radio and climate controls, man "rents" stolen car for $20. Bayside and Glendale police caught up with the suspect near West Hampton Road on I-43.
Using the departments new License Plate Reader, a Bayside police officer discovered a stolen car heading southbound on Interstate 43 at 2:05 p.m. Friday. Glendale and Bayside police worked together to stop the driver near the West Hampton Avenue exit of I-43. Police blocked southbound traffic in all three lanes of the freeway the police report said. With their M15 rifles out, one officer ordered the driver out of the car, handcuffed and searched him. There was no one else inside the car according to the report. Police put the man in the back of the squad to take him back to the station and told the man the car he was driving was reported stolen and he was under arrest for operating without owner’s consent. He said he got the car from …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Traffic was backed up to the Cedarburg exit at Highway C on Tuesday morning when seven cars collided on Interstate 43.
The North Shore Fire Department reported a seven-car crash around 7:26 a.m. Tuesday. Traffic on Interstate-43 was brought to a crawl, but NSFD is reporting no injuries at this time. By 8 a.m., a grey Hyundai was being loaded onto a tow truck just North of the Brown Deer Road exit, and multiple other vehicles waited in line to also be towed. As of 8:10 a.m., traffic was still at a crawl heading south on I-43. Dozens of cars were getting off the freeway at the Mequon Road exit and backing up Port Washington Road heading south. Many were also driving down the emergency lane for more than one mile before the Mequon Road exit to inch toward the exit. NSFD reports that emergency units were cleared by 7:45 a.m. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's …
Friday, September 21, 2012
He was arrested for his fourth OWI but will only face misdemeanor charges because his last offense was without conviction and more than five years ago.
A man snagged his fourth OWI offense after he'd been drinking in downtown Milwaukee and the driver who called to report him said he not only was unable to stay in his lane on Interstate 43, but he hit the median. According to the report: Fox Point police received a 911 call just before 9 p.m. on Sept. 8 from someone on I-43 reporting a drunk driver unable to stay in their lane and who had hit the median. An officer caught up with a minivan matching the description provided by the caller. The van pulled into RiverPoint Shopping Center, stopping at McDonald's, then the Open Pantry gas station. The officer pulled up and went to talk to the driver, but he had already gotten out of his van and was standing outside. His eyes were glassy and …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
She took a girlfriend out for her 21st birthday but had a bit more to drink than police thought she should have.
A 21-year-old woman from Knox, IN was arrested for drunk driving early Friday morning after taking a girlfriend out for her 21st birthday. According to the report: Bayside police officers were running traffic just before 2:30 a.m. Friday in the turn-around in the 9200 block of northbound Interstate 43 when the radar gun showed a car flying by at 71 mph while still in the 55 mph zone. After pulling the car over, police spoke to the woman and could smell alcohol inside the car as well as on her breath. When asked if she or the passenger had been drinking, they admitted they had. The driver said she was taking out the passenger for her 21st birthday. When asked how much she'd had to drink, the driver said she had three beers as well as a …