MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is holding two public meetings on the I-94 East/West project.
The project would reconstruct 3.5 miles of roadway from 70th to 16th Street. It would widen the road to six or eight lanes and eliminate left-turn lanes.
Previous project designs have received criticism from the public with some locals attempting to halt the $1 billion project, arguing the money could be better used on local roadways instead.
However, according to WisDOT, the corridor has a crash rate of two-and-a-half times higher than similar state highways. The improvements are needed to decrease traffic congestion and make the corridor safer by eliminating left-hand entrance and exit ramps, the department argues.
Michael Pyritz with WisDOT said public input is critical in the overall process.
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The two meetings will take place on:
December 8, 2021
State Fair Park, Tommy Thompson Youth Center, Gate #5,
640 S. 84th St., Milwaukee
MCTS Route 33
December 9, 2021
Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources - Milwaukee Office,
1027 W. St. Paul, Milwaukee
Connections at nearby intermodal station – via HOP, MCTS Routes 12, 31