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I-794 Lakefront Gateway Project
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County

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Project location

I-794 (Lincoln Memorial Dr. ramps, Lincoln Memorial Dr. and local streets) in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County.

Project overview

  • WisDOT and the city of Milwaukee have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that allows for the design of the I-794 Lakefront Gateway project to occur, so that construction may immediately follow the construction of the Hoan Bridge Project.
  • In March 2013, the city of Milwaukee, state of Wisconsin and Milwaukee County announced $34 million in work on the Lake Interchange and local roads, including an extension of North Lincoln Memorial Dr. The intent of these projects is to support development along the lake front.
  • This project includes the study and evaluation of the realignment of the Lincoln Memorial Drive ramps and associated street improvements within the Lake Interchange.
  • Work performed under this contract will include the study of alternatives, preparation of the environmental document, and preliminary engineering plans for the preferred alternate.
  • Project cost estimated at $34 million


  • Design work with construction anticipated to begin fall of 2015 and continue until summer 2016.
  • Final construction schedule yet to be completed.
  • Preliminary engineering started November 2013.

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page:
WisDOT Southeast Region Office, ser.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: June 23, 2014

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