Route 31 - State-Highland

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Service Alerts for Route 31
  • Due to the Newaukee Night Market Event, on Wednesday, September 17th from 12:00 noon to 12:00 am, the following routes will be detoured off Wisconsin Avenue: 10, 12, 14, 23, 30, 31, 40, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 79, 90, 143 and the Blue Line. Please expect possible delays. 

    Westbound Routes 10, 12, 14, 23, 30, 31, 44, 49, 79, 90, 143 and Blue Line will travel north on 3rd Street to Wells Street, west on Wells Street to 6th Street, south on 6th Street to Wisconsin Avenue, west on Wisconsin Avenue to regular routing. Please board at 3rd Street & Wisconsin Avenue or at 6th Street & Wisconsin Avenue.

    Eastbound Routes 10, 12, 14, 23, 30, 31, 40, 43, 46, 48 and Blue Line will travel south on 6th Street to Michigan Avenue, east on Michigan Avenue to 2nd Street, north on 2nd Street to Wisconsin Avenue, east on Wisconsin to regular routing. Please board on Michigan between 3rd & 5th Streets or at 6th Street & Wisconsin.


  • UPDATED (8/28/14)  - We just received information that the construction plans on Vliet St. (beginning on 9/2/14) has changed. Route 31- Will NOT detour on September 2. It will at a later date.

  • The correct Route 31 (State-Highland) printed schedules should have the effective date of JUNE 8, 2014. During the recent schedule change, incorrect Route 31 schedules were accidentally distributed. We apologize for this error. Online Route 31 schedules are correct.
  • UPDATED 1/2/2013: Once Watertown Plank Road is closed, which should happen at 9:30 pm, Sunday, January 5, 2014, the Route 31 will detour as follows:

    Westbound Detour Routing
    West on Watertown Plank Road, north on Discovery Parkway, southwest on Swan Boulevard and continue south to Watertown Plank Road and west to regular route.

    Eastbound Detour Routing
    From Innovation Drive: north on Swan Boulevard, continue northeast to Discovery Parkway and south to Watertown Plank Road and east to regular route.

    Once Watertown Plank Road is closed pedestrians needing to travel on Watertown Plank Road between Innovation Drive and 92nd Street will not be required to pay a fare while on a Route 31 bus. However, if a transfer is requested the passenger must pay full fare. Please watch for signs in the area and click here to see a map. 

  • Beginning in October, due to work in conjunction with the Zoo Interchange project near the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (near the area between 85th Street and Innovation Drive), bus stops are expected to move frequently. To assist passengers with locating temporary bus stops as they move to accommodate construction, MCTS will be marking the stops with 10 foot tall feather banners like the one pictured below. During this time, please board stops at these banners.

  • Effective Monday, May 13, 2013, eastbound Route 31 buses will detour to avoid delays due to construction. During this time, westbound buses will continue to serve westbound stops along Watertown Plank Road, Mayfair Road, Research Drive and Innovation Drive as usual. Eastbound detour routing is as follows:

    Eastbound Only: From the layover on Innovation Drive, buses will continue on Innovation Drive to Watertown Plank Road and east on Watertown Plank Road to regular routing.

    Please view this map to see which eastbound stops will no longer be served and where new temporary bus stops will be located during this time.

  • To view a detailed map of stops on Wisconsin Avenue, please click here.


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