The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has
begun work on the reconstruction of WIS 241 (27th
Street) in the cities of Oak Creek and Franklin, in
Milwaukee County. The project limits are south of Drexel
Ave., to north of College Ave.
The existing pavement on this section of WIS 241 (S.
27th St.) is highly deteriorated and does not provide
accommodations for bicycles and pedestrians. Project
improvements will include:
• Fully reconstructing the concrete pavement
• Modifying median openings to improve safety
• Adding bicycle and pedestrian accommodations
• Improving intersections
• Adding and extending right and left turn lanes
• Updating traffic signals
A single lane closure has taken effect south of Drexel
Ave. During the project, two lanes of traffic will be
open in each direction on WIS 241, from College to
Minnesota avenues, with turn lanes provided at the
signalized intersections. Beginning the week of April
27, traffic may be down to one lane from south of Drexel
Ave., to Minnesota Ave., until the traffic switch
scheduled for mid-summer.
Utilities have been working in the area in advance of
the project. Throughout the next several weeks, initial
operations will involve storm sewer work and preparation
for the upcoming traffic switch. This includes
excavation of the landscape and installation of
temporary traffic signals.
The contractor, Michels, plans to complete the $29.5
million project in fall of 2016. The schedule is weather
dependent and subject to change. More information can be
found on 511 Wisconsin at