Wisconsin Highway 181

State Trunk Highway 181 (often called Highway 181, STH 181 or WIS 181) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It runs north–south in southeast Wisconsin from West Allis to Cedarburg.

State Trunk Highway 181 marker

State Trunk Highway 181
Route information
Maintained by WisDOT
Length21.44 mi[1] (34.50 km)
Major junctions
South end WIS 59 in West Allis
North end WIS 60 in Cedarburg
CountiesMilwaukee, Ozaukee
Highway system
WIS 180WIS 182

Route descriptionEdit

Highway 181 is called Wauwatosa Road from its northern terminus to the Milwaukee County line.

South of County Line Road in Milwaukee, it becomes 76th Street, a major commercial and industrial corridor on Milwaukee's northwest side.

At Center Street near Wauwatosa, the road becomes Wauwatosa Avenue. In downtown Wauwatosa, the highway is routed onto the local streets Harmonee Avenue and Harwood Avenue before resuming on Glenview Avenue south of downtown.

In West Allis, Glenview Avenue becomes 84th Street, and the highway continues south to its terminus at West Greenfield Avenue (State Highway 59).

The section of Highway 181 from Interstate 94 to Greenfield Avenue travels along the west side of Wisconsin State Fair Park.

Major intersectionsEdit

MilwaukeeWest Allis  WIS 59 (W. Greenfield Avenue)
Milwaukee  I-94
Wauwatosa  US 18 (Bluemound Road)
Milwaukee  WIS 190 (W. Capitol Drive)
  WIS 175 (W. Appleton Avenue)
  WIS 145Interchange
  CTH-E (W. Silver Springs Drive)Interchange
  WIS 100 (W. Brown Deer Road) – Brown Deer, Menomonee FallsInterchange
OzaukeeMequon  WIS 167 (Mequon Road)
Town of Cedarburg   WIS 60 / CTH-NN north – Jackson (village), Grafton, West Bend
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Bessert, Chris. "Wisconsin Highways: Highways 180-189 (Highway 181)". Wisconsin Highways. Retrieved 2007-03-20.