State Route 794 in Wisconsin
According to watchtutorials, State Route 794 is a state route in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, located in the city of Milwaukee. State Route 794 is an extension of Interstate 794 and is also known as Lake Parkway. The road is 8 kilometers long.
The terminus of State Route 794.
At Bay Street in southern Wisconsin, I-794 from Downtown becomes State Route 794, changing its name from Lake Freeway to Lake Parkway. The road has 2×2 lanes and grade separated intersections, with the exception of one traffic light at Oklahoma Avenue. On the east side of the airport in South Milwaukee, State Route 794 ends at Pennsylvania Avenue.
According to citypopulationreview, State Route 794 was originally planned as part of the Lake Freeway, a north-south route along Lake Michigan, from the north side of Downtown Milwaukee to the Illinois border. Some plans even included a connection to Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, so that two highways would run parallel north-south, I-94 and I-794.
Lake Parkway is more or less an understated version of the Lake Freeway and was built more than 20 years later than the other highways in Milwaukee. The highway was constructed between 1992 and 1999 and opened to traffic on October 1, 1999. The highway then ran to Layton Avenue. In 2005 a short extension opened to Pennsylvania Avenue.
Every day, 16,100 to 31,300 vehicles use State Route 794.