Marquette Interchange receives grant

News U.S. DOT November 19, 2004
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In an effort to continue support for the Marquette Interchange, a new $400,000 Federal Highway Administration grant will help r

In an effort to continue support for the Marquette Interchange, a new $400,000 Federal Highway Administration grant will help replace aging portions of the Marquette Interchange in Milwaukee, Wis., said U.S. Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta.


"Serving as a gateway for Wisconsin--connecting Milwaukee with financial centers like Chicago, manufacturing centers like Green Bay and government centers like Madison--the interchange supports the region's economy," said Mineta.


In reconstructing the interchange, the $810 million Marquette project, expected to be completed by 2008, will replace several deteriorating structures, extend sight distance at on- and off-ramps and improve pavement markings and signage.


Besides making numerous safety improvements, the Marquette Interchange project will ease traffic congestion for its 330,000 daily motorists--an amount expected to climb to 375,000 per day by 2025--and improve its ability to accommodate commercial freight shipments.


"Investments in projects like the Marquette Interchange ensure goods get to market and people to their jobs and home to their families," said FHWA Administrator Mary Peters.


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