ATU Local 998, the union that represents MCTS bus drivers, will go on strike as of 3 am on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Come 3 am, all MCTS service, including Route 143 that serves Ozaukee County and Routes 6, 61 and 279 that serve Waukesha and Washington Counties, will be suspended until further notice. Click here for more Information:

Route 56 - Greenfield Avenue

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Service Alerts for Route 56
  • DATE: Thursday,  July 2, 2015
    TIME: Staging – 6:00 PM Parade – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    STAGING: Greenfield between 81st street and 76th street
    PARADE ROUTE: Greenfield Avenue between 77th Street and 70th Street, 70th Street between National Avenue and Greenfield Avenue

    Route 23, BlueLine Detour
    Southbound: West on Greenfield to 66th Street, south (left) on 66th Street to LAYOVER on 66th between Greenfield and National.

    Northbound: After LAYOVER on 66th Street, south to National east (left) to 65th Street, north (left) to Greenfield, east (right) to regular route.

    Route 56 Detour
    Eastbound: Continue south on 84th street to Lapham, east (left) to 81st street, south (right) to National Avenue, east (left) to 65th Street, north (left) to Greenfield, east (right) to regular route.

    Westbound: South (left) on 66th Street to National, west (right) to 84th street, north (right) to Greenfield, and west (left) to regular route.

    Route 76 via 68th Street Detour

    Southbound: West (right) on O’Connor (stay in right lane) to 76th Street, south (left) to National Avenue, east (left) to 70th Street, south (right) to regular route. 

    Northbound: West (left) on National Avenue to 76th Street, north (right) to Kearney, east (right) to 68th Street, north (left) to regular route. 

    **After Greenfield Avenue Opens, OPENS, 70th Street may stay closed for an additional 2 hours **

    Route 76 via 68th Street Detour (Bouth Directions)
    Use 71st Street between Greenfield Avenue and National Avenue in both directions.


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