Route 31 - State-Highland

This route is scheduled to change on Sunday, August 28, 2016. View preview →
Service Alerts for Route 31
  • Some of our routes are changing Sunday, August 28th, 2016. 
    The changes go into effect as part the route updates we do four times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter).
    6, 12, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27, 31, 33, 40U, 42U, 43, 44, 44U, 46, 53, 54, 57, 60, 67, 76, 79, 80, 85, 87, BrewersLine (90), 137, 219, 279 (eliminated), BlueLine, GoldLine, GreenLine & PurpleLine 
  • DATE: Saturday, August 27, 2016
    DURATION: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM (when barricaded or notified)
    AFFECTED AREA:

    • Vliet Street between 50th Place and 50th Street, Washington
    • Boulevard between 50th Street and Washington Park

    Due to the “MPS Run Back to School” event, the Routes 31 (Mayfair trips) and 33 will detour as follows:

    ROUTES 31 (Mayfair Trips) and 33
    Westbound: From west on Vliet Street, south (left) on 47th/Alois Street, west (right) on State Street, north (right) on Hawley Road on-ramp, west (left) on Vliet Street to regular route.

    Eastbound: From east on Vliet Street, south (right) on Hawley Road, exit (right) on State Street off-ramp, east (left) on State Street, north (left) on 46th Street, east (right) on Martin Drive, north (left) on 45th Street, east (right) on Vliet Street to regular route.

  • DATE: Friday, July 15th, 2016
    DURATION: 2 months
    AFFECTED AREA: Northbound Cass between Michigan & Wisconsin

    Due to stops westbound in front of Northwestern Mutual being inaccessible and no traffic control at the intersection of Cass & Wisconsin, all service using Cass northbound from Michigan will detour as follows :

    Use Michigan to Van Buren, North on Van Buren to Wisconsin, West on Wisconsin and regular route.

  • Due to construction at Northwestern Mutual, the west bound stops at Cass & Wisconsin and the midblock stop on Wisconsin between Cass & Van Buren will be moved one block west for the next 2 months.

    Routes 14, Gold, 31, 44, 49, 79, 137, & 143 will all stop at the route 14 stop located midblock westbound on Wisconsin between Van Buren & Jackson.

    Routes 12, 40, 43, 46, 48, & 90 will all stop at the Route 12 stop located midblock westbound on Wisconsin between Van Buren & Jackson.

  • Due to construction at North Western Mutual, the west 
    bound stops at Cass & Wisconsin and the midblock stop on Wisconsin between Cass & Van Buren will be moved one block west for the next 2 months. 

    Routes 14, Gold, 31, 44, 49, 79, 137, & 143 will all stop at the Route 14 stop located midblock westbound on Wisconsin between Van Buren & Jackson. 

    Routes 12, 40, 43, 46, 48, & the Brewers Line (Route 90) will all stop at the route 12 stop located midblock westbound on Wisconsin between Van Buren & Jackson.

  • Update, July 29th: The sale and demolition of the Downtown Transit Center means changes for several MCTS routes that run through Downtown Milwaukee. The new routes will allow riders improved access to the Milwaukee Intermodal Station (Route 12) and a direct route to grocery stores, restaurants and the Lakefront for people living on the west side (Route 33). The new routing also clears up some bus congestion along Wisconsin Avenue. For maps and additional information, please click here.

    July 13th: Beginning August 28, 2016, several routes will see some changes through Downtown Milwaukee because of the closure and demolition of the Transit Center. Check back here for more specific information on stops impacted and new routing.

  • DATE: Immediately
    DURATION: 6 months
    AFFECTED AREA: State Street between Harmonee Ave and Wauwatosa Ave

    Due to the closure of State Street between Wauwatosa Avenue and Harmonee Avenue for Phase 1 of the Village of Wauwatosa Redevelopment, the Route 31 Innovation Trips will detour as follows:

    Eastbound: Continue northeast on Harmonee Avenue to Wauwatosa Avenue, south (right) to State Street, and east (left) to regular route.

    Westbound: West on State Street to Wauwatosa Avenue, north (right) on Wauwatosa Avenue to Harmonee Avenue, southwest (left) on Harmonee Avenue to regular route.

  • EFFECTIVE DATE: IMMEDIATELY
    DURATION: PERMANENT CHANGE
    ROUTE: 31

    Due to the new free flow entrance ramps from the freeway onto westbound Watertown Plank Road, the former bus stop on the north side of Watertown Plank Road across from Children’s Court has been permanently discontinued.


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

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