MAIN STREET (COLE MEMORIAL) BRIDGE UPDATE AND CLOSURE DETAILS

Beginning January 8th, critical work will begin to stabilize the soil beneath the Masonic Temple (2 E. Main Street) down to bedrock  for future bridge construction and to remove a concrete structure within the public right-of-way.

During this work, Main Street will be closed to traffic between First Street and Water Street. This closure is necessary to ensure the safety of workers from McMullen and Pitz as they complete the soil stabilization and concrete removal tasks. Westbound Main Street traffic will be detoured as follows:

  • Turn left onto S. First Street
  • Turn right onto Milwaukee Street
  • Turn right onto S. Church Street
  • Continue to W. Main Street

Eastbound Main Street traffic will be detoured as follows:

  • Turn right onto S. Church Street
  • Turn left onto Milwaukee Street
  • Turn left onto S. First Street
  • Continue to E. Main Street
Pedestrian access to downtown businesses will be available during this project. However, during the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bridge Replacement Project, sidewalks will be closed in the bridge project area and pedestrian traffic will be detoured. 

Full press release: https://cms4files.revize.com/watertownwi/Media%20Releases/2024.0104_Main%20Street%20Bridge%20Closure%20and%20Update_final.pdf