Route 31 - State-Highland

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Service Alerts for Route 31
  • EFFECTIVE DATE: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    DURATION: 3 months                      
    AFFECTED AREA: Milwaukee Avenue west of Wauwatosa Avenue

    Due to sewer and water construction work being done on Milwaukee Avenue west of Wauwatosa Avenue/ 76th Street, the Rt 31 Mayfair trips will detour as follows:

    ROUTE 31 MAYFAIR

    Westbound:

    • Continue north on Wauwatosa Avenue/ 76th Street to North Avenue
    • West on North Avenue to regular route

    Eastbound:

    • Continue east on North Avenue to 76th/ Wauwatosa Avenue
    • South on 76th/ Wauwatosa Avenue to regular route
  • DATE: Friday, October 10, 2014        

    DURATION: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    AFFECTED AREA:
    12th Street, between Wisconsin & Wells

    Due to a block party for Marquette University, 12th Street will be closed between Wisconsin & Wells.  Routes 12 and 31 will detour as follows:

    ROUTES 12, 31

    Westbound: West on Wisconsin to 10th, north to Wells, west to 12th, north to regular route.
    Eastbound:
    East on Wells to 11th, south to Wisconsin, east to regular route.

    Note: When detouring from the normal route, customers stops should be made at regular bus stops regardless of the route designated at the stop.  In a case where there are no regular bus stops or temporary bus stops along a detour, customer stops will be made where it is both convenient and safe for the customer.

  • DATE: Saturday, September 20, 2014
    APPROXIMATE TIME: 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    AFFECTED AREA:

    • State St. between 35 St. and Hawley
    • 35 St. between National and State
    • National between 35 St. and 27 St.
    • Clybourn between 27 St. and 6 St.
    • Canal between 6 St. and 35 St.
    • Hawley between State St. and Wells.
    • 6th St. between Michigan and Canal

    Due to the Brewers Mini Marathon, Routes 10, 14, 17, 23, 27, 30, 31, 35, 80, and the Blue Line will detour as follows:

    ROUTE 10:
    Eastbound: East on Wisconsin to 68th St. north to Milwaukee, east to Highland, southeast to 25th St., south to Wisconsin, east via regular route.

    Westbound: North on 26th St. to Highland, west/north to Vliet, west to 68th St., south to Wisconsin, west via regular route.

     

    ROUTE14:
    Southbound: West on Wisconsin to 2nd St., south to St. Paul, east to Plankinton/2nd, south to National Avenue, west to 16th St., south to regular route.

    Northbound: East on National Avenue to 2nd St./Plankinton, north to Wisconsin, east to regular route.

     

    ROUTE 17:
    Will make its last AM trip 7 minutes early.

     

    ROUTE 23 & BLUELINE:
    Northbound: East on National to Miller Parkway, south to Greenfield, east to 15th St., north to Scott St., west 16th St., north to National Ave, east to regular route.

    Southbound: West on National to 16th St., south to Greenfield, west to Miller Parkway, north to National, west to regular route.

     

    ROUTE 27:
    Northbound: West on Greenfield to Miller Parkway, north to HWY 41, north on HWY 41 to State/Vliet St. exit, continue east on Martin Drive/ to Highland, southeast to 27th St., north to regular route.

    Southbound: West on Highland to Vliet, west to Alois/47th St. to southbound HWY 41on ramp, continue south to Miler Parkway to Greenfield, east to 27th St, south to regular route

     

    ROUTE 30:
    Eastbound: East on Highland to 25th St., south to Wisconsin, east via regular route.

    Westbound: North on 26th St. to Highland, west to regular route.

     

    ROUTE 31 STATE ST. TRIPS:
    Westbound: Continue west on Highland to Vliet/Milwaukee, west to 68th St., south to State, west to regular route

    Eastbound: North 68th St. to Milwaukee/Vliet, east to Highland, southeast to regular route

     

    ROUTE 35:
    Northbound: West on Greenfield to Miller Parkway, north to HWY 41, north on HWY 41 to State / Vliet St. exit, continue east on Martin Drive to Highland, southeast to 35th St., north to regular route.

    Southbound: West on Highland to Vliet, west to Alois/47th St. to southbound HWY 41on ramp, continue south to Miler Parkway to Greenfield, east to 35th St, south to regular route.

     

    ROUTE 80:
    Northbound: East on National Avenue to 2nd St./Plankinton, north to Michigan, west to 6th St., north to regular route.

    Southbound: East on Michigan to 2nd St. South to St. Paul, east to Plankinton/2nd, south to National Avenue, west to 6th St., south to regular route.

  • DATE: Sunday, September 21, 2014
    APPROXIMATE TIME: 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    AFFECTED AREA:

    • Wisconsin Avenue between Jackson and Prospect
    • Prospect between Wisconsin and Mason
    • Jackson between Wisconsin and Michigan
    • Michigan between Jefferson and Jackson
    Due to Wisconsin Avenue being closed for the Komen Milwaukee Race For the Cure, Routes 10, 12, 14, 30, 31, 33 will detour as follows:

     

    ROUTE 10
    Eastbound: East on Wisconsin to Jefferson, north to Wells, east to Prospect, and north via regular route. 

    Westbound: South on Astor to Kilbourn, west to Jefferson, south to Wisconsin, west via regular route.

     

    ROUTE 30
    Eastbound: East on Wisconsin to Jefferson, north to Wells, east to Van Buren, and north via regular route. 

    Westbound: South on Jackson to Mason, west to Jefferson, south to Wisconsin, west via regular route.

     

    ROUTE 12, 14, 31:
    Eastbound: North on Broadway, east on Wells and layover out of the way between Broadway and Milwaukee.

    Westbound: After layover continue east on Wells, south on Milwaukee, west on Wisconsin and back to regular route.

     

    ROUTE 33:
    Eastbound: North on Broadway, east on Wells and layover out of the way between Broadway and Milwaukee.

    Westbound: After layover continue east on Wells, south on Milwaukee, west on Michigan and back to regular route.

  • DATE: Friday, September 19, 2014 

    DURATION: 11 AM - 6 PM
    AFFECTED AREA: 12th Street, between Wisconsin & Wells

    Due to the inauguration of Marquette University’s new president, 12th Street will be closed between Wisconsin & Wells.  Routes 12 and 31 will detour as follows: 

    Routes 12, 31

    Westbound: West on Wisconsin to 10th, north to Wells, west to 12th, north to regular route.

    Eastbound: East on Wells to 11th, south to Wisconsin, east to regular route.

    Note: When detouring from the normal route, customers stops should be made at regular bus stops regardless of the route designated at the stop.  In a case where there are no regular bus stops or temporary bus stops along a detour, customer stops will be made where it is both convenient and safe for the customer.


  • UPDATED (8/28/14)  - We just received information that the construction plans on Vliet St. (beginning on 9/2/14) has changed. Route 31- Will NOT detour on September 2. It will at a later date.

  • The correct Route 31 (State-Highland) printed schedules should have the effective date of JUNE 8, 2014. During the recent schedule change, incorrect Route 31 schedules were accidentally distributed. We apologize for this error. Online Route 31 schedules are correct.
  • UPDATED 1/2/2013: Once Watertown Plank Road is closed, which should happen at 9:30 pm, Sunday, January 5, 2014, the Route 31 will detour as follows:

    Westbound Detour Routing
    West on Watertown Plank Road, north on Discovery Parkway, southwest on Swan Boulevard and continue south to Watertown Plank Road and west to regular route.

    Eastbound Detour Routing
    From Innovation Drive: north on Swan Boulevard, continue northeast to Discovery Parkway and south to Watertown Plank Road and east to regular route.

    Once Watertown Plank Road is closed pedestrians needing to travel on Watertown Plank Road between Innovation Drive and 92nd Street will not be required to pay a fare while on a Route 31 bus. However, if a transfer is requested the passenger must pay full fare. Please watch for signs in the area and click here to see a map. 

  • Beginning in October, due to work in conjunction with the Zoo Interchange project near the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (near the area between 85th Street and Innovation Drive), bus stops are expected to move frequently. To assist passengers with locating temporary bus stops as they move to accommodate construction, MCTS will be marking the stops with 10 foot tall feather banners like the one pictured below. During this time, please board stops at these banners.

  • Effective Monday, May 13, 2013, eastbound Route 31 buses will detour to avoid delays due to construction. During this time, westbound buses will continue to serve westbound stops along Watertown Plank Road, Mayfair Road, Research Drive and Innovation Drive as usual. Eastbound detour routing is as follows:

    Eastbound Only: From the layover on Innovation Drive, buses will continue on Innovation Drive to Watertown Plank Road and east on Watertown Plank Road to regular routing.

    Please view this map to see which eastbound stops will no longer be served and where new temporary bus stops will be located during this time.

  • To view a detailed map of stops on Wisconsin Avenue, please click here.

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