Public meetings this week for I-94 East-West Corridor Study

CREATED Dec. 3, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - Public meetings will be held this week to discuss options for the I-94 East-West Corridor Study, the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation said.

The open-house sytle meetings will present ideas for improving I-94 between 70th Street and 25th Street.

"We're still very early in the process," DOT Corridor Study Chief David Nguyen told Newsradio 620 WTMJ.  "We're about 25% into a two-year study."

The DOT has come up with a few concepts, according to Nguyen.  The meetings will show residents some of the DOT's options.

"We are very sensitive (to residents in the area)," Nguyen said.  "We want to come up with the best design to handle the traffic, with little impact to the public.  It's going to be a big challenge for us."

The redesign will pose challenges due to the small area of space.  Officials have 110 feet to work with between Wood National Cemetary and Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel Cemetary.

"We're not going to impact the graves," Nguyen said.  "We're going to honor that commitment."

The meetings will be held at:

December 5, 2012 4-7 p.m.
State Fair Park, Tommy Thompson Youth Center
640 S. 84th Street, Milwaukee

December 6, 2012 4-7 p.m.
Marquette University High School
3401 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee