Saturday, May 31, 2008

Left And Right Agree: The North/South I-94 Expansion Plan Is Being Mishandled

I've lost count of the number of posts I've put up about the unneeded I-94 widening bring rushed to construction from Milwaukee's Mitchell Interchange south of the city to Illinois, adding $200 million to what is now an indefensible, $1.9 billion boondoggle.

On his WISN-AM 1130 radio show Friday afternoon, Mark Belling took off after transportation secretary Frank Busalacchi because the project calls for the elimination of the Mitchell Interchange's S. 27th northbound ramp, leaving some businesses there marooned, with customers and motorists inconvenienced.

Belling called Busalacchi "thuggish," and his staff "goons."

Name-calling won't change the eight-year project's schedule: today the federal government said construction can begin early next year.

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