WisDOT is currently initiating an environmental and engineering
analysis of the I-94 East-West Freeway Corridor. The project will
cover approximately 2.85 miles of I-94 between 70th Street and 25th
Street in Milwaukee County. The project includes one system
interchange (US 41/WIS 341/Miller Parkway) and five service
interchanges (70th Street/68th Street, Hawley Road, Mitchell
Boulevard, 35th Street, and 26th Street/St. Paul Avenue.
This portion of the I-94 East-West Freeway corridor opened to
traffic in 1961 and 1962. It is the link between the Marquette
Interchange and Zoo Interchange. It plays a key role in moving
commuters, tourists, freight and other movements to major sites around
and beyond the Southeast region of the state.
WisDOT has maintained and rehabilitated the ramps, bridges, pavements
and other structures a number of times over the past 50 years, but the
corridor is nearing the end of its useful life. Now is the time to
take the next steps to determine how the corridor should be rebuilt to
ensure that it serves the economy of Southeastern Wisconsin for
decades to come.