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I-794 Lakefront Gateway Project - Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What are the geographic limits of the project?

  • The project will realign the eastbound I-794 exit ramp to Lincoln Memorial Dr. and the westbound I-794 entrance ramp from Lincoln Memorial Dr.
  • E. Clybourn St. will be reconstructed between Van Buren St. and Lincoln Memorial Dr.
  • Lincoln Memorial Dr. will be reconstructed between Chicago St. and Michigan St.

Why was the ramp realignment not done in conjunction with the Hoan Bridge Project?

The agreement between the Wisconsin DOT, the city of Milwaukee, and Milwaukee County was finalized in March 2013. The I-794 Lake Freeway\ Hoan Bridge project was awarded for construction in Aug. 2013. The time frame needed to assess conceptual alternatives and prepare contract documents required the project to be studied separately with construction planned to follow the Hoan Bridge project.

When will the project be constructed?

The study team will be evaluating the construction schedule in early 2014. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin fall 2015 with completion in 2016.

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page:
WisDOT Southeast Region Office, ser.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: December 19, 2013

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