Unless I misread it, the eastbound sign west of Pewaukee on I-94 in Western Waukesha County said "Pewaukee next four exits."
The Village and City of Pewaukee, according to the 2000 census, together have less than 20,000 people.
How much access to the Interstate highway system is enough?
Think about the construction, maintenance, plowing, patrolling - - and yes - - eventual replacement and expansion cost in the regional freeway 'improvement' plan - - that the existing configuration entails.
Could it be that the spread-out nature of housing and businesses in that area has all but required so many interchanges?
Or did the original I-94 placement trigger the sprawl?
Hard to say, but everything in Waukesha County expansion suggests that there will be more of the same on the way, and that includes the City of Waukesha's intent to send Lake Michigan water to its south and west, the building of the Waukesha bypass, the Pabst Farms I-94 interchange to a cancelled shopping mall, etc.
It is amazing that the regional planning commission (SEWRPC) has a master land use plan in place, and all the sprawl west from both Milwaukee and the center of Waukesha's business district has been allowed to happen regardless.
And is it a coincidence that the regional planning commission's offices are in ...Pewaukee?