Possibilities Together

WisDOT has a robust public involvement program working closely with local governments, stakeholders and the public on the Lake Interchange Study. Explore all the ways public involvement is vital in the development of this study.

Public Meetings

A series of public involvement meetings will be held throughout the course of the Lake Interchange Study as a way for the public to stay informed, share their input and follow along with the study process.
WisDOT hosted the first set of open house style public involvement meetings on August 1 and August 2, 2023. The meetings were an opportunity for the public to understand the study process, learn about the project’s draft purpose and need, and provide input on preliminary design concepts. Materials and exhibits shown at the meetings are available for the public to view.
Both meetings had high public participation and we appreciate the great feedback through one-on-one conversations, interactive engagement activity boards and public meeting comment forms.

Advisory Committee Meetings

The WisDOT project team presenting an overview of the I-794 Lake Interchange Study and design concepts in front of a group of stakeholders at an Advisory Committee Meeting.
WisDOT has formed Stakeholder and Business Advisory Committees as another way to engage with a variety of people to gather a wide range of perspectives and voices. Representatives of the Stakeholder and Business Advisory Committees include City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Business Improvement Districts, regional agencies, large employers, multi-tenant office buildings, Chambers of Commerce, hospitality, tourism and entertainment industry, neighborhood associations, community centers, non-profits and educational institutions.

The committee members provide feedback to WisDOT throughout the study process, provide guidance on engagement, and share information about the project with their colleagues, community and constituents.

WisDOT has held two sets of Advisory Committee meetings since the study began in 2022. WisDOT will continue to meet with these key partners as the study advances.

Stakeholder and Business Advisory Committee meeting materials are available below.

Local Coordination

WisDOT is working in close coordination with the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County to identify opportunities to improve the transportation network and develop solutions for the corridor that will increase community connectivity and enhance activation.

WisDOT has met with numerous local government agency representatives, elected officials and key stakeholders adjacent to the study area to gather initial feedback on the existing conditions of the Lake Interchange and understand the needs and priorities of the study area, which has led to the development of preliminary design concepts.

Local coordination with municipal representatives, local elected officials and regional transportation agencies will be ongoing throughout the study. 
WisDOT project team members and City of Milwaukee representatives reviewing design concepts displayed on roll plots in a meeting.