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WIS 241/S. 27th Street Reconstruction
Franklin/Oak Creek, Milwaukee County

Wisconsin 511 travel information
Map key - Thick orange line is the project overview/location. Blue tear drop with dot in center is the project limit.

A Public Involvement Meeting was conducted Thursday, March 26.

Project location

WIS 241 (S. 27th St.), south of Drexel Ave., to north of College Ave., within the communities of Franklin and Oak Creek, in Milwaukee County.

Project overview

Improvements throughout the project include:

  • Full reconstruction of 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

The existing pavement on this section of WIS 241 (S. 27th St.), is highly deteriorated. Crashes are above the statewide average on the corridor and traffic growth and congestion are expected to increase. There is also a lack of bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

Traffic impacts

  • 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 currently scheduled for mid-summer.
  • At night, one lane of traffic will be open in each direction for the entire length of the project and turn lanes may be closed.


Construction is scheduled to begin spring 2015 and completed fall 2016.

Contact information

Tom Lazcano P.E., WisDOT Project Manager
(262) 574-5437

Brian DeNeve, WisDOT SE Region Communications
(262) 548-8759

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Southeast Region
141 NW Barstow St.
P.O. Box 798
Waukesha, WI 53187-0798
Phone: (262) 548-5902
Fax: (262) 548-5662
TDD: 711

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page:
WisDOT Southeast Region Office, ser.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: April 21, 2015

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