Now that the Marquette Interchange is complete, it's time to move to the state's next big project.
Travelers, residents and those doing business in southeastern Wisconsin will continue living with major road construction for years to come.
"Well I think the north-south corridor down in the same part of the state is the next project that is really going to take a lot of resources and will disrupt people's driving patterns for some time."
Wisconsin Transportation Development Association executive director Craig Thompson explains the I-94 North-South corridor project spans three counties, starting at the Mitchell Interchange in Milwaukee County, going south through Racine and Kenosha Counties, and continuing down to the Wisconsin-Illinois state line.
"It's a critical corridor from Chicago up to the Mitchell Interchange in Milwaukee and I think that's the next major project, and (we're) looking at expanding that from six to eight lanes. It's going to be another costly but very, very important project to commerce in our state.
The 2009-2016 safety reconstruction plan to expand from six to eight lanes is already approved by the Federal Highway Administration, despite opposition. Thompson says the goal is to improve safety, ease congestion and modernize a transportation artery that serves more than 150,000 vehicles daily. The I-94 North-South corridor, which plays a key role in the state's economy, spans about 35 miles.