Friday, April 18, 2014

What WISDOT Funding Shortfall? I-43 N. Expansion Next Up

WisDOT is claiming a funding crisis - - and haven't we heard this all before? - -  but instead of tightening its belt will soon contract for costly new lanes on this stretch of the Free[Sic]way system, among others.

If you like what's happening at the Zoo Interchange, you will love this:
   I-43 North-South Corridor
   Glendale-Grafton, Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties
Public Hearing scheduled to present and discuss the I-43 Corridor Study from Silver Spring Drive in Milwaukee County to WIS 60 in Ozaukee County.
Public Hearing 1
 April 30, 2014

Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Nicolet High School Cafeteria
6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road in Glendale
Public Hearing 2
Date: May 1, 2014
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Where: Christ Church
13460 N. Port Washington Road in Mequon

Project location:

I-43, Silver Spring Dr. to WIS 60, Glendale to Grafton, in Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties.
The I-43 North-South Freeway is among the busiest routes in Wisconsin and is a critical Interstate link between southeast Wisconsin and the entire state. I-43 provides access to manufacturers, merchants, commuters and tourists within southeast Wisconsin, the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and other areas including Green Bay, Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Chicago.
WisDOT has maintained and rehabilitated the ramps, bridges, pavements and other structures on I-43 for 50 years. The North-South Freeway has exceeded its design life and it is no longer economical to maintain. The corridor needs full evaluation, so it can serve the communities into the future.
The project team will study the corridor, including the service interchanges and adjacent arterial roads in Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties. This review will:
  • Identify safety concerns
  • Assess physical condition and configuration of the roadways
  • Identify potential environmental concerns and socioeconomic factors that may be affected by the corridor
Study - Long term planning with no construction activity at this time.

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I-43 North-South Corridor Project Team, 

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