Gov. Walker gets to star at the announcement on the lakefront today about reconfiguring I-794, the Hoan Bridge and Clybourn St. to free up land for development, but Milwaukee politicos and activists had been pushing this for years, according to this Urban Milwaukee 2009 report:
Alderman Robert Bauman, who represents downtown Milwaukee and the north end of the bridge, recently issued a press release that details how the city will likely position itself on the issues with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).
The release indicates positions we have advocated for before, including the need for the bridge to better interact with the city at its northern terminus at Clybourn and Lincoln Memorial Drive.More from 2010, here:
Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett want the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to begin the process of re-decking the Hoan bridge. They also want state officials to look at the feasibility of new ramps at both ends of the bridge.