I-94 Expansion in Milwaukee Receives Federal Approval

A plan to widen Interstate 94 in Milwaukee has received federal approval.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced Friday that the plan received an OK from the Federal Highway Administration. The state DOT will now move on to final design and construction.

The project will widen I-94 from six to eight lanes along a 3.5 mile stretch between 16th and 70th streets on the city’s west side. Along with adding lanes, the project includes road modifications that will eliminate left-hand exit and entrance ramps and “right-sizing” the Stadium Interchange.

The state DOT wants to begin construction in late 2025. The project is expected to cost $1.2 billion.