All lanes on eastbound Interstate 94 at 70th Street west of downtown Milwaukee reopened around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday after a construction crew hit an overhead communication line on the interstate.
Lanes in both directions of I-94 were closed for about 45 minutes Tuesday morning after crews working near the Zoo Interchange project hit the line. It was not a We Energies power line, according to a company spokeswoman. There were no reported power outages in the area.
I-94 will close again briefly at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday so crews can reinstall the communication line. The closure is expected to last 15 minutes, according to WisDOT.
A mudslide near the Zoo Interchange project also has forced the closure of part of I-94 at 84th Street in Milwaukee County.
The closure was expected to last about three hours as crews clean up mud on the pavement.