Tom Daykin updates the status of the special interest interstate interchange being built to accommodate golf tournaments held near the village of Kohler perhaps every five years.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The golf course was built by and belongs to the privately-owned Kohler Company, which has always had, shall we say, an out-sized presence in Sheboygan County affairs. (There have been long and bloody strikes at the company; when I covered the 1983 walkout for the Milwaukee Journal, I remember seeing bullet holes in company property that dated to the historic 1930's strike.)
When no tournament is running, the interchange will be closed, so no route to the golf course for you that way, duffer.
Think about the money being thrown into this project - -using state eminent domain power to seize the necessary land- - the next time you hit a pothole or drive through an unplowed street and are told that there's no money in transportation budgets to pay for basic services.