Traffic Jams This Weekend

If you're driving around downtown Milwaukee this week, leave a little extra time, we've got some road closures due to the Milwaukee Marathon scheduled for Sunday morning.

A map of the closures and info from the DPW:

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) announces traffic, transit and parking

changes for the Milwaukee Marathon this Saturday, April 6, 2019. The 26.2 mile Milwaukee

Marathon begins and ends at Fiserv Forum and will wind through Milwaukee visiting many


Traffic: The staging area around Fiserv Forum for this event will be closed to through traffic from

7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5 through 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Streets along the course will

experience rolling closures Saturday, April 6 from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please pay attention to posted

road closure signs.

North/south vehicle traffic will be very limited during this race. DPW suggests making use of the I-

43 freeway or WIS 175 (Stadium Freeway).

Residents, churches, restaurants and other businesses, and all other organizations with driveways on

the route should be aware that access during the races will be limited – make your travel/parking

plans accordingly.

A full map of the marathon route and a full list of street closures can be found at

Parking: Be especially aware of temporary parking restrictions along the routes. “NO PARKING –

TOW AWAY ZONE” signs will be posted with information as to when parking will be

restricted. There will be different hours of parking restrictions depending on where a street is on the

marathon route. Vehicles must be moved off the route to ensure the safety of all participants. All

vehicles parked on the route will be ticketed and towed. If your vehicle is towed, please call (414)

286-2700 for more information.

Transit: Numerous MCTS bus routes will be impacted by these closures. Riders should expect

delays and detours across the system. Details about detours are posted at

The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, will commence service later than usual. Hours of

operation will be from 11 a.m. to midnight. More information about the Hop can be found at


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