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STH-441
Tri-County Freeway

Southern Terminus:

Jct US-41, US-10 & STH-441 (at US-41 Exit 134) just west of Menasha in northeastern Winnebago County

Northern Terminus:

US-41 at Exit 145 in the northeast corner of Appleton near Little Chute

Length:

10.88 miles

Map:

Route Map of STH-441

Notes:

STH-441, also known as the "Tri-County Expressway (or Freeway)" as it travels through portions of three counties—Winnebago, Calumet and Outagamie—is a loop route completing the freeway encircling the City of Appleton in east-central Wisconsin. Its route designation is derived from its "parent route," US-41, similar to a three-digit Interstate designation looping off a mainline Interstate route.

 

 

US-10 is concurrently designated with STH-441 along the first 4.0 miles of the latter highway's route on its southern end.

 

 

The Appleton Post-Crescent quotes state transportation officials who say they expect to begin construction on a second US-10/STH-441 span crossing Little Lake Butte des Morts by the end of the decade. The paper states the second span would be constructed immediately south of and adjacent to the current one, which has been designated the Roland Kampo Bridge. The Post-Crescent wrote in 2000: "Jack Robb, manager of DOT District 3 project development, said ...the agency has begun preliminary planning for the second bridge in anticipation of a new flood of traffic when the new U.S. 10,—west of U.S. 45—opens in 2003. 'It's not listed on our five-year plan, so we're looking at some time after 2006—probably 2008 to 2010,' Robb said after addressing the Winnebago County Highway Committee. 'It's going to be very expensive and we're going to have to come up with the money first.'" Then in August 2005, two Neenah state lawmakers were quoted in the Post-Crescent as attempting to find transportation dollars to expedite the project, hoping to move it up from a 2010-2012 starting date to 2007-2008, closer to its originally-proposed timeframe. In addition to the new lake crossing, a third through lane would be added to the freeway from US-41 easterly to US-10/Oneida St as well as reconstructing the existing US-41 interchange to add the ramp movements (ebd US-10 to nbd US-41 and nbd US-41 to wbd US-10) which were removed for safety reasons in 1997 when the US-10 freeway west of US-41 was completed.

 

History:

STH-441, the "Tri-County Expressway" in the Fox Cities area, was proposed more than three decades before any major portion was opened to traffic. It was in 1964 that the official name for this proposed freeway was set as the "Fox Cities Expressway." In an ironic headline from the October 28, 1965 edition of the Appleton Post-Crescent stated, "Construction of the Tri-County Expressway set for mid-'66." Ten years later, the first segment of highway to eventually be incorporated into the highway—today's Roland Kampo Bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts—was completed and opened at 11:00 am on November 30, 1975 as CTH-Q from US-41 to CTH-P/Racine Rd.

 

 

The Post-Crescent noted in a July 1979 article that parcels of land had been purchased for the construction of the freeway, and noted in December of 1979 that a group had formed to back the completion of the highway. Another headline, this one from June 1982, noted that, "[State legislator Michael G.] Ellis wants Tri-County on I-system." How an 11-mile long freeway more than thirty miles from the nearest Interstate can be included in the Interstate system is unclear and it is understandable why this ended up not happening... Then in late-1983, funding for the Tri-County Freeway was left out of WisDOT's six-year project listing. Pressure soon brought the highway back to the transportation department's project lists, and in May 1994, the Post-Crescent noted that the Tri-County was finally given a state highway designation: STH-441. The first signs denoting this designation apparently went up along what had been designated CTH-Q from US-41 across the bridge to CTH-P/Racine Rd in 1985 or 1986.

 

 

Major construction on STH-441/Tri-County Freeway finally got underway in the late-1980s, with the first segment of new freeway from CTH-P/Racine Rd to US-10/Oneida St opening to traffic on November 15, 1991.The final long segment of the freeway, from US-10 around the south eand east sides of Appleton back to US-41 at Exit 145, was opened on September 24, 1993. Soon after, in 1995, US-10 was rerouted out of downtown Appleton to run concurrently with STH-441 from the Oneida St interchange to US-41, then northerly with US-41 to its former alignment near Fox River Mall. In November 1997, US-10 was rerouted to head westerly from the western terminus of STH-441 on a new freeway extension.

 

 

In 2000-01, what had been called one of the largest freeway bottlenecks in the region, the interchange of US-10/STH-441 & US-41 in the Town of Menasha, underwent various improvements. Although the westerly US-10 freeway extension was completed in 1997, it was not until this project that ramps from sbd US-41 to wbd US-10 and from ebd US-10 to sbd US-41 were added. In addition, a new overpass for Jacobsen Rd overpass over US-41 immediately south of US-10/STH-441 was completed in late 2001, replacing the former Lake St interchange which was removed.

 

Freeway:

Entire route (10.88 miles).

 

NHS:

Entire route.

 

Photographs:

 

 

Weblinks:

US 10/WIS 441 expansion study - from WisDOT: "WisDOT evaluated the impacts of expanding US 10/WIS 441 from four to six lanes, including the construction of an additional bridge across Little Lake Butte Des Morts on the south side of the existing bridge. The expansion study also reviewed upgrading several US 10/WIS 441 interchanges."


I-535

Southern Terminus:

In central Superior at cnr Hammond Ave & 5th St, two blocks south of jct I-535, US-53 & STH-35.

Northern Entrance:

Minnesota state line (concurrently w/US-53) on the Superior/Duluth city limit on the Blatnik Bridge.

Length:

1.21 miles (in Wisconsin, according to both WisDOT and FHWA figures)

 

Map:

Route Map of I-535

 

Notes:

The majority of I-535 is above ground level on the Blatnik Bridge, referred to by locals by its original name, the "High Bridge." Scott "Kurumi" Oglesby quotes the Federal Highway Administration in his excellent website stating, "I-535 crosses over the 7,975-foot John A. Blatnik Bridge, which was dedicated on December 2, 1961, and got its current name on September 24, 1971."

 

 

John Anton Blatnik was born on August 17, 1911 in Chisholm, Minnesota. He was a member of the Minnesota senate from 1940 to 1944 and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. After the war, Blatnik became the U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 8th District from 1947 to 1975, a member of the Democratic-Farm-Labor party. Blatnik was an early supporter of the St Lawrence Seaway and helped develop the original legislation to build the Seway. He died on December 17, 1991. (See the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress for more information on John Blatnik.)

 

 

I-535 is the seventh-shortest state trunk highway in Wisconsin and the third-shortest "regular" trunk highway as four of the other highways shorter than I-535 are designated "SPUR" or Business routes off of other highways. It is the shortest Interstate route within the state as well.

 

History:

I-535 has the distinction of being—technically—the first Wisconsin Interstate highway to be completed in 1961. Of course, with a length of 1.21 miles in the state, and an overall length of just 2.78 miles in total, it was not difficult to complete this highway at an early date. All but the southernmost two blocks of I-535 is concurrently designated with US-53 and has been so since first opened to traffic in late 1961.

 

Freeway:

Entire route.

 

NHS:

Entire route.

 

Circle Tour:

Lake Superior Circle Tour: From jct US-53 & STH-35 northerly into Minnesota.

 

Continue on:

I-535 north into Minnesota - via Steve Riner's Unofficial Minnesota Highways website.

 

Photographs:

 

 

Weblinks:

I-535 Minnesota; Wisconsin - from Scott "Kurumi" Oglesby's excellent 3-digit Interstate Highways website, part of his Kurumi.com empire.

 

 

Interstate 535 Minnesota/Wisconsin - from AARoads.com's excellent Interstate-Guide.com website.

 

 

I-535 Exits: Duluth-Superior - from Matthew Salek's Upper Midwest Exit Guide website.

 

 

I-535/US-53 Exit Guide - from Jody Aho's Northern Minnesota, Northern Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula Road Page.


I-794

Western Terminus:

Jct I-94/US-41 & I-43 at the Marquette Interchange (intersection of the North-South and East-West Freeways) in downtown Milwaukee

Eastern Terminus:

Connection with STH-794/Lake Parkway at Carferry Dr (Exit 3) in Milwaukee, south of downtown

Length:

4.12 miles

 

Map:

Route Map of I-794

 

 

Coming to or through Milwaukee? Before you leave, check www.mchange.org or call the hotline at 1-888-468-0037 for the most up to date information on the Marquette Interchange Project closures and alternate routes.

 

Notes:

I-794 is a four-mile long Interstate spur route serving downtown Milwaukee, the Port of Milwaukee and crossing the Milwaukee Harbor via the Daniel Hoan Bridge.

 

 

As a portion of the Milwaukee Freeway system, I-794 was never completed as originally proposed. The east-west leg of the freeway, from the Marquette Interchange to Lincoln Memorial Dr was to be part of a freeway loop encircling downtown. The eastern and half of the northern portion of that loop were never built, and for many years ramps for this loop ended in mid-air until they were connected with Lincoln Memorial Dr. On the southern end, I-794 was originally proposed to run parallel to I-94 and the Lake Michigan lakeshore southerly through southeastern Milwaukee Co and toward Racine. I-794 was completed as far as Carferry Dr, where it ends today, although a new extension generally along the proposed route of I-794 was completed in September 1998 as STH-794/Lake Parkway.

 

 

While the length of I-794 listed above is pegged at 4.12 miles, Scott "Kurumi" Oglesby notes in his excellent website the Federal Highway Administration considers I-794 to be 3.75 miles in length. It is unclear where the extra 0.36 miles comes from, although the 4.12 figure does come from official WisDOT sources. In addition, he notes that I-794 is "completely elevated" throughout, a unique occurrence among Interstate highways.

 

 

This highway traverses the Hoan Bridge, named for the late Milwaukee mayor, Daniel Hoan. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel noted, "Voters liked the frugal, reflexively honest approach of the 'sewer Socialists,' and in 1916 they made Daniel Hoan, the scrappy Socialist city attorney, their mayor. It was during Hoan's administration that Milwaukee developed its penchant for long mayoral tenures. Dan Hoan served from 1916 to 1940 before he was finally unseated by youthful upstart Carl Zeidler."

 

 

As noted above, until the mid-1980s, ramps at the lake Interchange from the East-West Freeway to the cancelled Lake Freeway (North) sat unfinished, ending in midair. A scene from the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers" starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd was filmed at that location. For those who have seen the movie, it was the scene where Jake & Elwood Blues are being chased by the "Illinois Nazis" down a freeway which appears to be under construction—the East-West Freeway through downtown Milwaukee. Jake & Elwood head for what would have been the ramp from the eastbound East-West to the northbound Lake Freeway and slam on the brakes at the last moment so that the front wheels of their police cruiser come to rest just over the edge of the unfinished ramp. The Nazis aren't so lucky and plummet off the edge... ending up in Chicago, courtesy of some good old "movie magic." Those unfinished ramps were finally removed and connections were made between the East-West Freeway and Lincoln Memorial Drive heading northerly from the north end of the Lake Freeway in c.1983.

 

History:

The complete histories of the East-West Freeway (of which I-794 occupies the easternmost mile) and the Lake Freeway (of which I-794 occupies the entire completed length) can be found in the Milwaukee Freeways section of this website.

 

 

I-794 developed in stages over a course of a decade. In 1968, the first substantive portion of I-794 was opened to traffic when the East-West Freeway from the Marquette Interchange to Plankinton Ave was completed. The freeway was opened as far as Jackson St in 1969 and the Hoan Bridge, part of the Lake Freeway, was completed in 1974. Traffic, however, would not be allowed on the bridge for three years. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, "Opponents on both sides of the bridge launched a barrage of lawsuits, petitions and demonstrations that brought further construction to a halt. The Hoan Bridge, in the meantime, became Milwaukee's celebrated 'bridge to nowhere.' Some critics suggested turning it into a skateboard park. The bridge's entrance and exit ramps were finally connected to surface streets in 1977." The Carferry Dr interchange was completed and opened to traffic in 1977. I-794 was then officially considered "complete," as any southern extensions of the Lake Freeway had been given up on by that time. On the north end of the Hoan Bridge, the last of the "Evel Knievel ramps" at Lincoln Memorial Dr were modified to provide direct access to the lakefront parkway, Lincoln Memorial Dr.

 

 

In 1995, outspoken Milwaukee Mayor John O. Norquist proposed the I-794 portion of the East-West Freeway from the Marquette Interchange easterly to, and including, the Lake Interchange be removed completely and replaced with a landscaped surface boulevard. There was nearly universal opposition to the proposal to remove the freeway from elected officials and civic leaders outside of Milwaukee for a variety of reasons. In addition, the STH-794/Lake Parkway opened through Bay View, Cudahy and South Milwaukee in 1999, causing traffic volumes on the East-West Freeway through downtown continued to climb, to over 111,000 in 2004.

 

 

On the very cold, early morning of December 13, 2000 a 217-foot section of the northbound span of the Hoan Bridge began to buckle and crack as motorists were driving over the structure. One of those motorists dialed 9-1-1 to report the failure and a Milwaukee County sheriff deputy immediately responded to the Bridge and confirmed that, indeed, two of the bridge's three support beams had failed and the deck was sagging approximately four feet. The Hoan was immediately closed in both directions with no injury or loss of life. Complete details of the late-2000 partial failure of the Hoan Bridge can be found on the Hoan Bridge: 2000 page.

 

Freeway:

Entire route.

 

NHS:

Entire route.

 

Photographs:

 

 

Weblinks:

East-West Freeway and Lake Freeway - in-depth articles in the Milwaukee Freeways section of this website.

 

 

Hoan Bridge: 2000 - in-depth article on the 2000 partial failure of the Daniel Hoan Bridge.

 

 

I-794 Wisconsin - from Scott "Kurumi" Oglesby's excellent 3-digit Interstate Highways website, part of his Kurumi.com empire.

 

 

Interstate 794 Wisconsin - from AARoads.com's excellent Interstate-Guide.com website.

 

 

Marquette Interchange Project - a comprehensive site from WisDOT detailing the major reconstruction of Wisconsin's busiest interchange in downtown Milwaukee. Includes an interesting "Map-It" tool to help you plan your route through (or around) the interchange.

 

 

Marquette Interchange - project page from WisDOT.

 

 

Exit numbers on I-794 - a complete listing from WisDOT.

 

 

Interstate 794 Wisconsin & Wisconsin 794 - a photo tour from Eric Stuve of OKRoads.com.


STH-794

Southern Terminus:

CTH-ZZ/College Ave (cnr S Pennsylvania Ave & E College Ave) at the confluence of Cudahy, Oak Creek and South Milwaukee

Northern Terminus:

Connection with I-794 at Carferry Dr in southeastern Milwaukee

Length:

4.76 miles

Map:

Route Map of STH-794

Notes:

Milwaukee County's first new freeway/expressway to open since the STH-119/Airport Spur Freeway was completed in 1978, the STH-794/Lake Parkway runs along an alignment originally intended to be part of the much longer Lake Freeway (South), running south from the end of I-794 through southern Milwaukee Co, Racine and Kenosha, to connect with proposed, but never-built freeways in Illinois. While the design for the parkway has been a contentious issue, many south shore residents wanted some sort of high-volume arterial to take traffic off the clogged local streets. Within weeks of the parkway's opening, it was clear this was exactly what was happening; traffic volumes on local area streets dropped while volumes on STH-794 and I-794 rose. Not only does the new highway connect with southeastern Milwaukee, St Francis and Cudahy, it provides access to the backside of the General Mitchell Int'l Airport as well.

 

 

To quote from his I-794 listing, Scott "Kurumi" Oglesby notes in his excellent website:

Wisconsin [has built] a parkway off the south end of I-794. Michael G. Koerner writes: "This is the 'Lake Parkway' (formerly the 'Lake South Alternate Highway/Freeway'). ... It runs southward from the 'Hoan Bridge' along the Union Pacific Railroad's 'Air Line' subdivison to Layton Av in Cudahy, ending with a (temporary) direct feed into Pennsylvania Av just south of Layton (further southward extensions, possibly as far as to WI 31 at the Racine/Kenosha county line are proposed, but are being held up by money and NIMBYs).

—Thanks to Scott and Michael for the excellent information!

 

 

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel noted in a December 8, 1999 article that the Lake Parkway has been named after the late state Senator John Plewa, a Democrat from Milwaukee. The paper stated, "Officially, the $130 million state highway through Milwaukee's south side and southern suburbs is now called the John R. Plewa Memorial Lake Parkway in recognition of the lawmaker's efforts on behalf of the project, said John Sumi, an aide to Sen. Richard Grobschmidt (D-South Milwaukee)." Sumi noted, "the name shows how much respect legislators have for Plewa, who died in 1995. The budget amendment to rename the parkway was adopted by a unanimous vote of the Legislature's bipartisan Joint Finance Committee." Plewa's name is featured on two small signs placed at either end of the parkway.

 

 

While the highest-profile portion of STH-794 is the Lake Parkway segment from Carferry Dr to south of Layton Ave, the highway actually extends southerly from the parkway for an additional 1-1/2 miles. At the end of the parkway at Pennsylvania Ave & Edgerton Ave, the route of STH-794 turns southerly along Pennsylvania Ave, ending at CTH-ZZ/College Ave. Contrary to some commercial maps of Milwaukee, STH-794 ends at College Ave and does not turn east to meet with STH-32.

 

 

The Lake Parkway was originally designed to continue southerly from Layton Ave, paralleling the railroad tracks for another 4,000 feet before turning easterly to an intersection with Pennsylvania Ave at Edgerton Ave. However, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported in 2001 that a "land acquisition issue" in the 1990s prevented WisDOT from "finishing" the parkway as originally planned. Thus, the department terminated it at Layton Ave, but built the "stub ends" to continue it southerly when funding became available again. Originally scheduled for completion in 2009, WisDOT pushed up construction of the connector, which was constructed in 2004-05 for approximately $4 million. Any further southerly extension of the Lake Parkway along the original line for the Lake Freeway is, at present, unplanned and rather unlikely.

 

History:

The complete history of the the Lake Freeway, atop of which most of the current route of STH-794 runs, can be found in the Milwaukee Freeways section of this website.

 

 

The $130 million, 3.2-mile long STH-794/Lake Parkway officially opened to traffic at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 1, 1999. The initial work for the new road began with utility relocations in 1991, with physical construction beginning in 1992. By early 2000, Pennsylvania Ave from CTH-Y/Layton Ave southerly to CTH-ZZ/College Ave was fully signed as part of STH-794, with a one block jog on Layton itself to connect with the southern end of the completed Lake Parkway. Then in 2005, as noted above, the planned extension of the Lake Parkway from the CTH-Y/Layton Ave interchange southerly and easterly to an intersection with Pennsylvania Ave was completed and opened to traffic, thus removing the STH-794 designation along Pennsylvania Ave north of Edgerton Ave and the one-block portion of Layton between the parkway interchange and Pennsylvania.

 

Freeway/Expwy:

Entire route.

 

NHS:

Entire route.

 

Photographs:

 

 

Weblinks:

Lake Freeway - in-depth article, including map, in the Milwaukee Freeways section of this website.

 

 

Lake Parkway Ribbon-Cutting Speech by Gov. Tommy Thompson - text of his speech delivered on September 29, 1999.

 

 

Lake Parkway paying off in improved traffic flow, economic development - a December 24, 1999 from the The Business Journal of Milwaukee.

 

 

Lake Parkway Extension (WIS-794) - a set of three photos from Mark W. Hintz taken in December 2005 of the Lake Parkway southerly extension from Layton Ave to Pennsylvania Ave.

 

 

Interstate 794 Wisconsin & Wisconsin 794 - a photo tour from Eric Stuve of OKRoads.com.


SPUR
STH-794
Unsigned State Trunkline

Western Terminus:

STH-794/Lake Parkway at the Howard Ave interchange in Saint Francis

Eastern Terminus:

Jct STH-32 at the cnr of Kinnickinnic Ave & Howard Ave in Saint Francis

Length:

0.53 mile

Map:

Route Map of SPUR STH-794

Notes:

SPUR STH-794, one of a handful of unsigned state trunk highways around Wisconsin, is also one of the state's shortest highways: the fourth shortest route, with only three others with less length, two of which are other unsigned "Spur" routes.

 

SPUR STH-794, along with the portion of STH-32 along Howard Ave east of Kinnickinnic Ave, had long been proposed as an addition to the state trunkline system, but work on the route waited until construction on the STH-794/Lake Parkway in the 1990s. Until that time, Howard Ave did not exist between Iowa Ave on the west to Thompson Ave on the east, but was constructed in the early-1990s as bulldozers began moving on the intersecting Lake Parkway project. For many years, the portion of Howard Ave from the parkway easterly to Lake Dr (which was signed as STH-32 both south and north of Howard) had been earmarked to receive the STH-199 route designation. When the project was completed and opened to traffic, however, the portion of Howard between Lake Dr and Kinnickinnic Ave became part of a rerouted STH-32 alignment through Saint Francis, leaving just the 1/2-mile portion between STH-794 and Kinnickinnic without a trunkline designation. Instead of posting it with the previously proposed STH-199 number, WisDOT chose to leave it as an unsigned highway with a designation of SPUR STH-794.

 

 

While signs were never erected and it was noted in a very few documents, some commercial mapmakers have identified SPUR STH-794 along Howard Ave as STH-199, its originally-proposed route designation. Any such mentions of STH-199 on maps is, unfortunately, an error. Internally, SPUR STH-794 is referred to by WisDOT as"X794," similar to the manner in which SPUR STH-42 ("X42") and SPUR US-51 ("X51") are recorded.

 

History:

The so-called "Howard Ave Extension" opened to traffic June 12, 1997 with the portion from the yet-uncomplete STH-794/Lake Parkway easterly for one-half mile to Kinnickinnic Ave in Saint Francis designated as SPUR STH-794. It's "parent route," STH-794, would not open for over two more years.

 

Freeway/Expwy:

None.

 

Photographs:

 

 

Weblinks:

Completion of Lake Parkway is nearing - June 12, 1997 article from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.


I-894

Western Terminus:

Jct I-94 & US-45 at the Zoo Interchange at the confluence of the cities of Milwaukee, West Allis and Wauwatosa

Eastern Terminus:

Jct I-94/US-41 & I-43 at the Mitchell Interchange in southern Milwaukee

Length:

9.92 miles - according to WisDOT data*
4.70 miles - according to Route Log and Finder List - Interstate Highways, FHWA, Oct. 31, 2002*

 

Map:

Route Map of I-894

 

Notes:

I-894 is the original southern and western Interstate bypass of the Milwaukee area, although as with most other large American cities, suburban development has long since leap-frogged the original bypass route. Still, I-894 allows through traffic on I-94 heading for Madison on the west or Racine, Kenosha or Chicago on the south to bypass the often congested downtown area. This is particularly helpful during the 2004-2008 complete reconstruction of the Marquette Interchange downtown as well.

 

 

Interestingly, I-894 is concurrently designated with other routes for its entire length! From its western terminus southerly to the Hale Interchange in Greenfield along the Zoo Freeway, I-894 is co-signed with US-45 (which continues northerly along the Zoo Freeway), while from the Hale Interchange easterly to its terminus at the Mitchell Interchange in southern Milwaukee, I-894 is concurrently-designated with I-43 along the Airport Freeway.

 

 

Another interesting point is the official recorded length of I-894. WisDOT, the state agency charged with the construction and maintenance of the freeway, records its length at 9.92 miles, although previously it had been measured at 10.09 miles. (The change is likely due to increased accuracy in measuring.) However, the Federal Highway Administration has been a bit less consistent with their length figures. First, prior to 2002, they pegged the length of I-894 at 10.02 miles, rather close to WisDOT's 10.07 and 9.92 mile figures. However, with their 2002 revision of the "Route Log and Finder List," the feds dropped the length of I-894 to 4.70 miles—the portion of the route along the Zoo Freeway between the Zoo and Hale Interchanges! This can be considered an error, as I-894 still officially exists and is signed along the Airport Freeway with I-43. WisDOT has no plans to remove the I-894 designation from the Airport Freeway, nor has there been any similar indication of this by the feds. It can be assumed the FHWA made this change to reflect the I-43 overlap, but why it was made 15 years after the fact is rather puzzling!

 

 

I-894 is officially considered to be an east-west highway, even though it is nearly evenly split between north-south and east-west segments. However, the north-south portion along the Zoo Freeway clocks in at 4.7 miles, while the east-west portion along the Airport Freeway is a little more than 5.0 miles in length.

 

History:

The complete histories of the Airport Freeway (of which I-894 occupies the entire length) and the Zoo Freeway (of which I-894 occupies the southern portion) can be found in the Milwaukee Freeways section of this website.

 

 

The first 3.3 miles of I-894 were completed from I-94/East-West Frwy at the Zoo Interchange in western Milwaukee Co southerly to Beloit Rd in 1963. The remaining 6.8 miles of I-894 were completed in the fall of 1966, from Beloit Rd southerly to the Hale Interchange and easterly to I-94/North-South Frwy in southern Milwaukee at the Mitchell Interchange. On November 24, 1987, I-43 was officially concurrently designated along the Airport Freeway portion of I-894 with signage reflecting the change was erected during 1988.

 

Freeway:

Entire route.

 

NHS:

Entire route.

 

Photographs:

 

 

Weblinks:

Airport Freeway and Zoo Freeway - in-depth articles in the Milwaukee Freeways section of this website.

 

 

I-894 Wisconsin - from Scott "Kurumi" Oglesby's excellent 3-digit Interstate Highways website, part of his Kurumi.com empire.

 

 

Interstate 894 Wisconsin - from AARoads.com's excellent Interstate-Guide.com website.

 

 

Exit numbers on I-894 - a complete listing from WisDOT.


 

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