Heading for Mayfair this weekend from Milwaukee? Find another route.
Scott Walker's WisDOT - - with discretion galore - - tells us that its 'improvements' on westbound I-94 require it be zipped closed for 31 hours this weekend - - including all day Saturday - - from Miller Park to the Zoo Interchange. Not that it's an important weekend for Mayfair Mall...
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
The right, suburbanites say "No light rail for Milwaukee."
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James Rowen, a writer and consultant, has worked for newspapers, and as the senior Mayoral staffer, in Madison and Milwaukee, WI. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007. Posts run also at various news sites, including The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Purple Wisconsin."