The Wisconsin Department of Transportation expects the stretch of Interstate 94 between the Marquette and Zoo interchanges to be one of its next major projects.
Brett Wallace, WisDOT’s southeast region deputy director, said the department wants to have a plan to rebuild that area, which is about 2½ miles long, by the end of the summer and to have its environmental planning complete by 2014.
One problem, Wallace said, is finding a way to accommodate more traffic just west of Miller Park, where the interstate is flanked by cemeteries. WisDOT can’t widen the roadway there, he said, so it’s considering a double-decker interstate.
Other possibilities include straightening the curves between Miller Park and the Marquette Interchange or eliminating some ramps from the Stadium Interchange.
— Beth Kevit