WIS 164 (County J), I-94 - WIS 175 - Maps, Utility corridor
As part of the
initial data gathering and alternatives development
process, the WIS 164 reconstruction study team solicited
input from interested parties on possible
non-existing-alignment options for handling north-south
local and through traffic in the project corridor.
Some members of the
projects advisory committee, along with others
living along the corridor, identified a route located
along an existing power transmission line east of the
existing highway. This alternative route, commonly called
the power corridor, is comprised of the old
WIS 164 south of County K (Lisbon Road).
then would turn to the east, either onto County K or
south of County K from old WIS 164, would proceed east
to a point east of the golf course and airport, and then
would turn to the north and follow the transmission line
to near the existing County Y/WIS 167 interchange with US
It has been noted that
this corridor was identified in the 1960s as a part of a
proposed alignment for the Belt Freeway, a
Milwaukee-area bypass that was never constructed.
The Southeastern Wisconsin
Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) has modeled the
amount of traffic that would be diverted to this
alternative from the existing highway.