Built in the early 1960s, the I-94 East-West Corridor links the state’s $810 million investment in the Marquette Interchange and ongoing $1.7 billion investment in the Zoo Interchange. Nearly 21,000 businesses, 310,000 jobs and 540,000 residents are located within a 5-mile radius of the corridor’s center. The stretch connects people, jobs and products in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties to points beyond and is a main artery for Wisconsin commerce.
But its age, increasing deterioration and growing congestion are creating significant safety and economic development challenges.
Unfortunately, Wisconsin walked away from the I-94 East-West corridor in the last budget. This defers, hopefully not indefinitely, the economic and safety benefits of a modernized corridor and reduces the positive return on the investments already made in the Marquette and Zoo interchanges.
Please use this simple tool to contact your legislators. Urge them to get the I-94 East-West reconstruction project moving again in the next budget.