Stadium Freeway (Wisconsin)

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Stadium Freeway

Stadium Freeway highlighted in red
Route information
WIS 175
Major junctions
South end WIS 59 in West Milwaukee
Major intersections I-94 in Milwaukee
North endLisbon Avenue
CountryUnited States
Highway system

The Stadium Freeway (also known as Miller Park Way) is a six-lane divided highway traveling south to north in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This freeway was the first road of its kind built in Milwaukee County. It is designated as Wisconsin Highway 175 (WI 175) along its northern stretch from WIS 59, past Interstate 94 (I-94) to Lisbon Avenue.

The southern portion from I-94 to National Avenue was designated as unsigned WIS 341 from August 1999 to August 2015, and is called Miller Park Way. The road travels adjacent to the east side of American Family Field, home of Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers.


This freeway is the stump of what was to be a much larger freeway in Milwaukee. The Stadium Freeway, originally called the South 44th Street Expressway, was intended to extend much farther to the north and south than it currently does:

  • The Stadium Freeway was to continue northward from its present terminus at Lisbon Avenue, where it was to intersect with the proposed Park West Freeway. It was to continue northward, intersecting with the proposed Bay and Fond du Lac freeways, and continuing northward to the city of Port Washington.[1]
  • The Stadium Freeway was to continue southward from its present terminus at National Avenue, and terminate at I-43/I-894. In fact, the interchange that was supposed to connect the Stadium Freeway to the Airport Freeway (I-43/I-894) was built entirely as the Greenfield Interchange. The interchange was renovated by having one of the ramps (eastbound I-894/I-43 to northbound Stadium Freeway) removed, and as of 2009 the other ramps connected to a park and ride.[1] In 2012, during the reconstruction of the Mitchell Interchange and the WIS 241/South 27th Street exit, another ramp (southbound Stadium Freeway to westbound I-894/I-43) was removed. This currently leaves only two ramps remaining to the original interchange.
  • This highway once carried U.S. Route 41 (US 41) in Wisconsin, but became WIS 175 when US 41 was moved to its current alignment with I-41 and the Zoo Freeway.

Exit list

The entire route is in Milwaukee County.

West Milwaukee WIS 59Southern terminus
Frederick Miller WayMiller Park Parking uses this exit.
Milwaukee I-94 / WIS 175Exit 308C on I-94. Roadway continues as WIS 175.
US 18 (Wisconsin Avenue / Wells Street)To Blue Mound Road
Martin Drive / Alois DriveSigned for Martin Drive northbound and Alois Drive southbound
Washington BoulevardNorthbound exit only
Lloyd StreetNorthbound exit and entrance only
WIS 175 (Lisbon Avenue)Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b Bessert, Christopher J. (January 31, 2009). "Milwaukee County Freeways: Stadium Freeway". Wisconsin Highways. Retrieved May 3, 2010.

Further reading