I-43 Rehabilitation (Brown St. to Capitol Dr.) - Milwaukee County

​Project location

Project overview

In providing access to neighborhoods, manufacturers, commuters and tourists within the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and connecting Milwaukee to other areas including northern Illinois and Green Bay, I-43 is a critical interstate link not only for Southeast Wisconsin, but the entire state. The corridor connects the city, serves as a gateway to popular tourist locations in northern Wisconsin, and links major industrial centers throughout the region.

​​Today, I-43 carries nearly 160,000 vehicles each day through the project area. Traffic is projected to grow another 15 percent over the next thirty years.

​Pavement and bridges in the project corridor, from Brown Street to Capitol Drive,​​ need major rehabilitation or replacement.​ All planned and recommended modifications will stay within the existing freeway right of way.

Project purpose

  • Built between 1963 and 1967
  • Address deteriorating bridge and pavement conditions
  • Address the most critical needs
  • Improve operations to maintain safe and efficient​ vehicular movement along the corridor
  • Bridges to be examined:
    • Burleigh Street
    • Locust Street
    • Center Street
    • Wright Street
    • Brown Street
    • (Note: North Avenue, Halyard Street, Ring Street, Keefe Avenue, Atkinson Avenue, Vienna Avenue, Dr. Martin Luther King​ Jr. Drive, and Capitol Drive will be considered separately​​)

Schedule​

​Project is in WisDOT Six-Year Program​

  • ​2020-2023
    • ​Environmental document
    • Engineering design
  • ​Late 2022 - mid-2024
    • Construction​

​​Stat​us

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

Jesse Jefferson, P.E., PTOE, Project Manager
(262) 548-5942
Jesse.Jefferson@dot.wi.gov

Dan Sellers, Southeast Region Communications
(262) 548-6702
Daniel.Sellers@dot.wi.gov​

Southeast Region Office
141 NW Barstow Street
Waukesha, WI 53188

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