This week is a big week for input related to the I-94 East West preferred alternative EIS being released. On Monday and Wednesday, members of the public were invited to meet with DOT about the proposed preferred alternative and able to offer public comment. In addition, Milwaukee County is proposing a resolution aimed at slowing progress in the name of continuing to study other alternatives. In the end, the DOT has had more than 200 public input meetings and stakeholder sessions and have determined that an 8-lane solution solves for safety and capacity issues along the corridor. Members of the I-94 Econ Connect penned an op-ed in support of DOT’s proposal:
OpEd: As 2022 comes to a close, we have some good news. Wisconsin is one step closer to a safe, modern Interstate 94 east-west corridor.
The I-94 east-west project, which runs past the American Family Field and carries 150,000 to 169,000 vehicles a day and 17 million tons of freight a year, is continuing to move forward, and work could begin as soon as 2025. It has been a long process, which included a complete halt to this vital project at one point, but we can all be proud of the project’s progress. Full piece here: HERE
If you didn’t have a chance to weigh in yet, you have until January 17th, 2023 to complete an online comment form:
The Supplemental Draft EIS is now available for public review (view Environmental Documents webpage); comments submitted by January 17, 2023 will be addressed by WisDOT and the Federal Highway Administration when a Supplemental Final EIS/Record of Decision is prepared in 2023: Online comment form