Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Milwaukee stiffed again

It does not look like Milwaukee will get any road improvements with stimulus money, at least for now, although River Hills likely will fare nicely.

A Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission committee will meet Friday morning to consider three projects for funding. They are:
  • Reconstruction with additional traffic lanes of CTH Q between USH 41 and Pilgrim Road in Washington County—$3,500,000
  • Reconstruction with additional traffic lanes of CTH Y between CTH Q and STH 175 in Washington County—$3,658,000
  • Bridge rehabilitation of River Road bridge (1.2 Miles North of CTH P) over Indian CreekRiver in the Village of River Hills—$307,734

These selections, advanced to SEWRPC by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, seems to totally ignore federal direction that priority be given to projects in economically distressed areas.

What a travesty.

The SEWRPC committee will meet to discuss this at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Milwaukee County Downtown Transit Center Harbor Lights Room, 909 E. Michigan St.


capper said...

You can thank Alberta Darling for that.

PurpleAvenger said...

and still no diversity on the committee that will make the decision . ..