I-41 Rehabilitation (Burleigh St. to Silver Spring Dr.) - Milwaukee County

Overview

​This section of I-41 is experiencing pavement deterioration and decreased ride quality due to the age of the infrastructure. Proposed improvements are to rehabilitate the roadway and improve structures along I-41, as well as noise wall improvements.

Proposed improvements

Project improvements include a mill and overlay of the existing pavement on I-41 from Burleigh Street to Silver Spring Drive, various ramp overlays, and the replacement of the noise wall at the Hampton Avenue southbound entrance ramp. Additionally, a potential new noise wall is being proposed along the east side of I-41 south of Silver Spring Drive.

Improvements to both segments include:

  • Lighting and signing improvements
  • Drainage improvements near Capitol Drive southbound entrance ramp
  • Beam guard replacement
  • Signal upgrades
  • The addition of an auxiliary lane in the northbound and southbound directions between Burleigh Street and Capitol Drive and addition of an auxiliary lane in the southbound direction from Hampton Avenue to Capitol Drive

Structure improvements from ​Burleigh Street to Capitol Drive:

  • Bridge overlay and painting for the I-41 structures over Burleigh Street
  • Bridge overlay and widening for the I-41 structures over UPRR
  • Bridge overlay and painting for the I-41 structures over Capitol Drive
  • Bridge overlay and railing replacement of the bridges in the middle level of the Capitol Drive interchange
  • Replacement of sign structure on I-41 north of Burleigh Street
  • Replacement of sign structure with DMS sign on I-41 southbound​ north of Burleigh Street

Structure improvements from Capitol Drive to Silver Spring Drive:

  • Bridge overlay for the I-41 structures over the Menomonee River
  • Bridge overlay and painting for the I-41 structures over Silver Spring Drive
  • Replacement of noise wall near the I-41 southbound entrance ramp from Hampton Avenue
  • Miscellaneous culvert repairs
  • Replacement of the sign structure on I-41 south of Hampton Avenue
  • Replacement of the sign structure on I​-41 south of Silver Spring Drive

Public Involvement Meeting: - New

WisDOT hosted an open house style public involvement meeting on November 4, 2021,​ at Whitman Middle School in Wauwatosa to discuss the proposed improvements. Materials and exhibits shared at the meeting are posted below to help give more opportunity for public feedback. (Please note *large drawing files* may take a moment to download.)

Schedule

Construction from Burleigh Street to Capitol Drive is currently scheduled for 2023. Construction along the northern segment, Capitol Drive to Silver Spring Drive, is scheduled for 2024, but could be advanced to 2023 pending funding.

​​​Traffic impacts

Long-term lane closures and overnight lane closures along I-41 are anticipated during both projects. During the long-term lane closures, traffic will be reduced from three lanes down to two. Traffic will be reduced from three lanes down to one lane only during overnight hours. Ramp closures will take place as needed. However, consecutive on and off-ramp closures will be avoided when possible.

Status

​Design phase - Do you have any comments or questions? We'd like to hear from you! Please feel free to contact the project representatives below​.​

Contacts

Georgia Vergou, WisDOT Design Project Manager​
(262) 548-8812
Georgia.Vergou@dot.wi.gov

Michael Pyritz, WisDOT Communications
(262) 521-5373
Michael.Pyritz@dot.wi.gov​

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