I-94 East-West Corridor Study - Public involvement

This project has been put on hold until further notice.

Record of Decision (September 2016)

The Record of Decision (ROD) was approved and signed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on September 9, 2016. The ROD identifies the Selected Alternative, presents the basis for the decision, and provides information on mitigation measures that will be taken. It is the final environmental approval needed before proceeding to final design and construction. Modifications to the project’s design as well as new and updated project information are included in the Record of Decision.

These documents are very large and may take several minutes to download:

View Record of Decision

View summer 2016 newsletter

View summer 2016 Spanish newsletter

Notice of Final Environmental Impact Statement
I-94 East-West Corridor, 70th Street to 16th Street, Milwaukee County

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has completed a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the I-94 East-West Corridor located in Milwaukee County. The Final EIS describes the preferred alternative and reasons for its identification. It also reports the results of the December 4 and 5, 2014, public hearing and public and agency comments on the Draft EIS.

These documents are very large and may take several minutes to download:

View final EIS

View supplementary materials

View preferred alternative

The preferred alternative including off-interstate improvements is illustrated in Exhibit 2-9 in the Final EIS. The preferred alternative, described in detail in Section 2 of the Final EIS, has the following elements:

  • A modernized freeway with safety improvements including right-hand entrances and exits and an additional lane in each direction.
  • Rebuilt interchanges at 68th Street/70th Street, a half interchange at Hawley Road, a reconfigured Stadium Interchange and rebuilt interchanges at 35th Street and 26th Street/28th Street/St. Paul Avenue. The Mitchell Boulevard exit and entrance will be eliminated. A new local exit at 44th Street will be part of the redesigned Stadium Interchange.

Locations to review the Final EIS include the WisDOT Southeast Region Office in Waukesha, 141 NW Barstow Street, open Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and the WisDOT Bureau of Technical Services in Madison: 4802 Sheboygan Avenue, open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Other locations:

​Milwaukee Public Library
814 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
​Milwaukee Public Library-
Forest Home
1432 W. Forest Home Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
​Milwaukee Public Library-
Martin Luther King
310 W. Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI
​West Allis Public Library
7421 W. National Avenue
West Allis, WI
​Milwaukee County Department of Transportation
10320 Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI
​City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works
841 N Broadway Room 501
Milwaukee, WI
​Milwaukee Public Library-
Washington Park
2121 N. Sherman Boulevard
Milwaukee, WI
​Wauwatosa Public Library
7635 W. North Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI
​SEWRPC
W239 N1812 Rockwood Drive
Waukesha, WI

 

Following a review of potential impacts and comments received as a result of the public hearings conducted on December 3 and 4, 2014, and the publication of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the at-grade alternative through the cemetery area and the on-alignment alternative on the east end of the corridor have been identified as the preferred alternative.

The alternative selected provides the community with the best balance when all critical factors are evaluated together. We are recommending an approach which addresses the problems of crumbling infrastructure, congestion, and integration with the local street network. The at-grade and on-alignment alternatives are the least expensive to construct and have lower potential for community and cultural resources impacts.

Scheduled/future meetings

  • No meetings are scheduled at this time.

Past meetings (any thing prior to today)

2015

West Allis business and resident meeting

2014

Public hearing December 3 and 4, 2014, in Milwaukee County.

Hearing materials:

(The following documents are very large and may take several minutes to download)

Alternatives:

Cost

Historical information

Traffic

Additional hearing materials

Public meetings June 16 and 17, 2014, in Milwaukee County.

2013

Public meetings July 30 and 31, 2013, in Milwaukee County.

Public meetings May 21 and 22, 2013, in Milwaukee County.

2012

Public meeting December 5 and 6, 2012, in Milwaukee County.

Public meeting August 21 and 23, 2012, in Milwaukee County.

Newsletters

Summer 2016 newsletter / En Espanol

November 2014 newsletter / En Espanol

Summer 2014 newsletter / En Espanol

Spring 2014 newsletter / En Espanol

Spring 2013 newsletter / En Espanol

Fall/winter 2012 newsletter / En Espanol

 Project video