Sup. Peter Burgelis
Press Release

I-94 Fix-At-Six Resolution Recommended for Adoption by Milwaukee County Transportation and Transit Committee

 

By - Nov 29th, 2022 05:06 pm

MILWAUKEE – On Tuesday, November 29, The Committee on Transportation and Transit recommended for adoption [3-1] a resolution calling upon the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) to reconstruct Interstate 94 (I-94) between 70th Street and 16th Street with six lanes, or “Fix at Six,” and opposing the eight-lane alternative. County Supervisor Peter Burgelis authored the resolution and made the following statement. 

“For years WIS-DOT has engaged community partners and nearby residents and modified previous design options for the I-94 reconstruction project. Today, the Transportation & Transit Committee of which I am a member heard from residents in-person and virtually- all of whom opposed the DOT’s eight lane preferred design.” said Supervisor Burgelis. “The rebuild of I-94 is overdue, necessary, and will spur thousands of local, family-supporting union jobs, but the six-lane option will best preserve quality of life for surrounding neighborhoods. The six-lane design combined with permanent transit investments will best serve the transportation needs of all of Milwaukee County.” 

Milwaukee County Supervisor Peter Burgelis represents Milwaukee County’s 15th District, which encompasses much of the proposed construction. 

Committee Chairwoman Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones, and Supervisors Steven Shea, and Peter Burgelis voted in favor of the resolution. Supervisor Patti Logsdon voted against. Supervisor Dyango Zerpa was excused from the meeting. The full Milwaukee County Board will consider the item at its December 15, 2022 meeting. 

The project’s estimated cost is $1.2 billion. It would add a fourth lane in each direction on the freeway. Two public hearings are planned for the public to review and provide input on the preferred alternative. WIS DOT’s 60-day public comment period ends January 17th for final project submission to the Federal Transportation Administration. Additional details on those public hearings: 

Monday, December 12, 2022, from 3 to 7 p.m. It will be held at the Tommy Thompson Youth Center in Wisconsin State Fair Park. (640 S. 84th Street, Milwaukee) Enter through Gate #5. Transit access via MCTS Route 33. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m. It will be held at Marquette University High School (3401 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee) Enter from Michigan St. parking lot. Transit access via MCTS Routes: 35, 30 and Gold Line. 

More information on the I-94 East-West corridor project can be found at wisconsindot.gov/94eastwest. 

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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