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Marquette Interchange
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Project Sponsor Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Mode Highway Interchange

The new interchange at the intersections of I-94, I-43, and I-794 in downtown Milwaukee was built on the site of the former interchange completed in 1968. The new Marquette Interchange is built to higher safety and traffic standards. Features of the new interchange include two-lane ramps in both directions, improved visibility, more gradual curves, and elimination of all left-hand entrances/exits.

Cost $810 Million
Funding Sources Federal funds
$386 million (Federal-aid receipts, SAFETEA-LU project of National and Regional significance funding and high priority project funding)
State funds
$424 million (motor fuel tax receipts, motor vehicle registration fees, and other fees; also included state-issued general obligation bonds backed by the state General Fund)
Project Delivery/
Contract Method
Private Partner None
Project Advisors/
Milwaukee Transportation Partners
Joint venture of HNTB and CH2M Hill
Marquette Constructors
Edward Kraemer & Sons Inc., Lunda Construction Co., and Zenith Tech Inc.
Lenders None
Duration / Status Opened August 2008. Construction took place from 2004 to 2008.
Financial Status Closed
  • Use of Advance Construction
  • Largest road construction project in the history of Wisconsin
  • First use of Community Sensitive Design in Wisconsin, soliciting early public input and incorporating design elements that reflect the area's culture and identity
Related Links / Articles WisDOT Project Website
Contacts Don Reinbold
Marquette Interchange Project Manager
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Tel: (262) 548-8778