MILWAUKEE- Another major road construction project is on tap for southeast Wisconsin. This one would expand I-43 from Glendale in Milwaukee County to Grafton in Ozaukee County.
The most noticeable part of the project will be the expansion of I-43 from four to six lanes. The project also calls for the reconstruction of five existing interchanges as well as the replacement of the Union Pacific railroad bridge over the highway in Glendale.
According to DOT statistics, I-43 carries 49,000 vehicles per day south of Wis 60 and more than 85,000 vehicles per day north of Silver Spring Drive. Traffic could grow in this area to more than 65,000 and 112,000 vehicles per day respectively by the year 2040.
The DOT is hosting two public meetings on the project. The first will be tonight at Mequon City Hall starting at 4 o’clock. The second meeting will be at Nicolet High School tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4 o’clock.
Construction is estimated to start sometime in 2022 pending approval of funding. More information on the project can be found here.