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TRAFFIC ALERT: Kilbourn Tunnel Closure

Kilbourn Tunnel Closure to Begin Monday, April 8, 2019

Motorists directed to use Fond du Lac/McKinley ramp via North 6th Street
A project to rehabilitate the Kilbourn Avenue Tunnels at I-43 will soon be underway. To facilitate this work, full closures of the tunnels will be required. To minimize construction impacts to the traveling public one ramp will remain open at all times.  
Beginning Monday, April 8, the North Tunnel (I-43 northbound entrance ramp from Kilbourn Avenue) will be fully closed to traffic until June.
The South Tunnel (I-43 northbound exit ramp to Kilbourn Avenue) will be fully closed to traffic from June through October.
Posted signs will direct motorists to use the Fond du Lac/McKinley I-43 entrance/exit and North 6th Street.
Work on the underground tunnels will consist of replacing leaking expansion joints in both tunnels and replacing a portion of the tunnel ceiling in the south tunnel.
The work will also require short term closures that will affect access to the pedestrian ramp from MacArthur Square Plaza, the parking garage stair from North James Lovell Street, and sidewalk on North 9th Street from West State Street to West Wells Street. The schedule is staged as to minimize these parking and pedestrian construction impacts as much as possible.
More details about these closures can be found on our website.
All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

From the West

Take I-94 heading east. Take I-43 northbound ramp on your right.  Take the Kilbourn Avenue exit ramp.  Turn slight right onto West Kilbourn Avenue. Continue onto East Kilbourn Avenue over the bridge to Water Street. Make a left turn onto Water Street.  The Marcus Center is located on the corner of Water and State Streets.

From the South

Take I-94/I-43 heading north. Take the McKinley Avenue exit ramp.  Turn right onto McKinley Avenue.  Continue onto East McKinley Avenue over the bridge to Water Street.  Make a right turn onto Water Street. The Marcus Center is located on the corner of Water and States Streets.

From the North

Take I-43 south.  Exit freeway at Fond du Lac/McKinley Avenue ramp.  Turn left onto McKinley Avenue (eastbound).  Make a right turn onto Water Street.  The Marcus Center and the Marcus Center Parking Structure are located on the corner of Water and State Streets.

Bus Routes to the Marcus Center
  • Route 57 (Walnut-N.92nd)
  • GreenLine (Bayshore-Airport)
  • Route 49 (Bayshore-Brown Deer)

Attendees can find which routes connect to these by using Google Trip Planner on the home page of

Marcus Center Parking

The Marcus Performing Arts Center is located at 929 North Water Street, between East State Street and East Kilbourn Avenue. The Marcus Center Parking Structure is located one block north of the Marcus Center, between East State Street, and East Highland Avenue. To access the parking structure, turn onto State Street from Water Street. The entrance is one block west of Water Street on the right.

Handicapped accessible stalls are available. For your convenience, there is a skywalk that crosses State Street from the parking structure to the Marcus Center. To access the skywalk from the parking structure, take the stairs or elevator in the southeast corner of the structure and go to the third floor (roof level).

Daily and Event Parking Rates
  • $5.00 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday
  • $15 after 3pm M-F and all day on weekends (Note: Rate may change for special events.)
  • Overnight parking is not permitted

For information regarding daily and event parking, please email or call 414-273-7121 ext. 209. You will receive a reply within 1 business day.

Monthly Parking Rates

Monthly Parking is available at the Marcus Center Parking Structure.

  • $105.00 per month for Covered Parking
  • $90.00 per month for Roof Parking

(A deposit equal to one month’s rent is also required at time of sign up.)

As a monthly parker you are given a key card that gives you access to the structure at any time, however overnight parking is not permitted.

Monthly parkers are assigned a specific parking stall that is held Monday thru Friday until 10 a.m. After 10 a.m. and on evenings and weekends, you may park in any available stall in the structure, or as directed by the attendant.

Parking is for a minimum of 30 days, and a 30-day written notice is required for termination. At that time, your deposit can be applied to your final month. For more information or to set up an appointment to sign up, contact: