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WIS 175 Visioning Study

The City of Milwaukee, in coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, is looking at different long-term visions for the intersection where the Stadium Freeway (WIS 175) terminates at Lisbon Avenue. This intersection serves as an important gateway to the Washington Park, Sherman Park, and Washington Heights neighborhoods, as well as to the Uptown Crossing and Gateway Business Improvement Districts. Despite its importance as a main entry point to Milwaukee's West and Northwest Side neighborhoods, the current intersection is confusing and unpleasant to both motorists and pedestrians, it functions as a barrier between neighborhoods, and a number of commercial properties near the intersection have difficulty attracting and retaining tenants. 

The goal of this study is to consider a variety of design concepts that will improve connections between the neighborhoods, improve safety for both vehicles and pedestrians, maintain traffic flow, and support commercial revitalization efforts along North Avenue and Lisbon Avenue. Although funds have not yet been secured for detailed engineering or construction, this study will also attempt to identify potential future funding sources.

Public Meeting

Join us for a public meeting: 

Tuesday, April 25th

Come any time between 6pm and 7:30pm.  There will be a presentation at 6:30pm.


Urban Ecology Center--Washington Park

1859 N. 40th Street

Milwaukee, WI 53210

(Parking lot and entrance are off 40th Street)

See meeting flyer for more details



New! Public Meeting #2 (April 25, 2017)

If you weren't able to attend the public meeting, we still want your feedback!  Below is a link to the PowerPoint presentation that was shown at the meeting.  You can also take the same survey that was conducted at the meeting.  Just click on the link below to share your thoughts.  We want to develop a recommendation that meets the needs of the community and your input is critical.

1. Presentation

2. Survey  (Closed 5/19/2017.  Check back for results soon!)




Public Meeting #1 (November 29, 2016)

The study team developed four preliminary ideas of how the intersection might look and function differently. The purpose of these concepts is to spur discussion and illustrate a range of options for traffic movement, intersection design, pedestrian safety, and local street connections. During Fall 2016, the City had a survey to gather public opinion about what they wanted to see. For more information on the study and to view the materials shown at this meeting, please click on the links below. 

1.  Presentation

2.  Design Concepts

3.  Survey Results




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Planning Division
809 North Broadway
2nd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202


Monica Wauck, Senior Planner

(414) 286-5613


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