WisDOT announces start of WIS 175 study in Milwaukee

​Release date: May 4, 2022

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary Craig Thompson joined community leaders today in Milwaukee to announce a highway study to reexamine solutions for WIS 175 between West Wisconsin Avenue and Lisbon Avenue in the city of Milwaukee.

This segment of WIS 175, known as the Stadium Freeway, was originally constructed 60 years ago. The aging road requires reconstruction to improve neighborhood cohesion and ensure acceptable traffic operations. The study is expected to recommend a solution to address safety and mobility concerns for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists in the surrounding neighborhoods. 

“I'm confident the study of WIS 175 will deliver a solution to best meet the transportation needs of the people of Milwaukee and contribute to the livability and prosperity of the community," Governor Tony Evers said. “We greatly value our strong partnerships with Milwaukee County and the city of Milwaukee and thank County Executive Crowley and Mayor Johnson for their leadership on this issue." 

Community involvement is a critical part of a transportation study. Continued partnerships and connections at all levels will strengthen a collaborative approach to a long-awaited issue.

​“Any transportation project is about much more than asphalt, steel and concrete. A successful project is an investment in the quality of the lives of people in our communities," WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson said. “We will listen carefully to the input of local stakeholders to determine how WIS 175 can better connect adjacent neighborhoods, improve commercial vitality and, most importantly, enhance safety for all transportation modes that rely on it."

For more information, contact:

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-3581, opa.exec@dot.wi.gov