I-794 Lake Interchange Study - Milwaukee County

​​Study Overview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is studying alternatives to reconstruct the I-794 Lake Interchange corridor in downtown Milwaukee, generally between the Milwaukee River and Hoan Bridge.


​Reconstruction Needs

Key Study Goals

  • Engage stakeholders and public throughout the process
  • Replace and modernize deteriorating freeway infrastructure
  • Accommodate traffic volumes without capacity expansion
  • Improve safety, operations, and access to Downtown, Third Ward and Lakefront
  • Increase connectivity for all, including bikes and pedestrians
  • Improve the compatibility of transportation infrastructure with local plans and development
  • Minimize impacts on existing transportation infrastructure
  • Minimize construction impacts
  • Provide opportunities for workforce development

Project Phase

​The project is in the preliminary study phase conceptualizing alternatives.


​David Pittman, P.E.
Project Manager
(262) 548-6439

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Southeast Region
141 NW Barstow St.
P.O. Box 798
Waukesha, WI 53187-0798
Phone: (262) 548-5902
Fax: (262) 548-5662
TDD: 711