Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Fences make bad neighbors; maybe roadwork, too

It was reported this week that officials in the City of Wauwatosa were blasting the no-transit, all-concrete and very expensive reconstruction and expansion of I-94 being planned by Gov. Scott Walker's Department of Transportation in the east-west corridor between the Marquette Interchange in Milwaukee and the Zoo Interchange to the west that borders Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.

The Zoo Interchange project includes years of roadwork in Wauwatosa, some of which is ongoing.

The east-west corridor is part of a $6.4 million, seven-county, decades-long Southeastern Wisconsin highway reconstruction and expansion plan which sprang from a regional planning commission advisory committeeThe plan, being carried out in segments, is years and billions of dollars from completion.

As Wauwatosa resists more work in the east-west corridor, remember that Scott Walker:

*  Played a key role 
as Milwaukee County Executive on that regional planning advisory committee which recommended the plan.

* Represented Wauwatosa in the state legislature for many years and is still a homeowner there.

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