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Forward your Final Bypass EIS Comments to FHWA if your last name starts with Q thru X

Posted by webmaster on November 13, 2014 at 7:35 AM

 

It's no time to let up on the pressure!

 

We can't be sure if FHWA staffers and leaders in Washington DC will even read the Final EIS comments we sent. We need to make sure that they know there is opposition to this terrible Bypass! So, here's our current action! We want to make sure that they see our comments and know that there is controversy surrounding the building of the bypass!!!

 

Forward your previously submitted Final EIS comments and letters directly to the FHWA at the e-mail below. However, instead of sending them all at once we'd like to trickle them in over a period of about 3 weeks.

 

Here's the schedule on when to send your message:

 

  • November 11th thru November 17th: Last Name starting with Q thru X

 

Forward your previously written comments and/or your letters to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at the e-mail below. Say in your e-mail that you wanted to be sure that your comments are taken seriously! Tell the FHWA that you want to make sure that all decision makers know that this project is controversial and that there is no regional consensus to build the West Waukesha Bypass!

 

And if you didn't get your letter into the County on time? Write and send one now! We won't get many more chances!

 

Here's the e-mail address (copy and paste into your browser):

 

execsecretariat.fhwa@fhwa.dot.gov

 

Thank you!

 

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass Steering Team

Does your last name start with H thru P?

Posted by webmaster on November 4, 2014 at 9:40 PM

 

Does your last name start with H thru P? If So, Please Forward Your Waukesha Bypass EIS Comments to FHWA by November 10th!

Bypass Opponent,


 It's no time to let up on the pressure!


 We can't be sure if FHWA staffers and leaders in Washington DC will even read the Final EIS comments we sent. We need to make sure that they know there is opposition to this terrible Bypass! So, here's our current action! We want to make sure that they see our comments and know that there is controversy surrounding the building of the bypass!!!


 Forward your previously submitted Final EIS comments and letters directly to the FHWA at the e-mail below. However, instead of sending them all at once we'd like to trickle them in over a period of about 3 weeks.


 Here's the schedule on when to send your message:

  •  November 4th thru November 10th: Last Name starting with H thru P
  • November 11th thru November 17th: Last Name starting with Q thru X

 Forward your previously written comments and/or your letters to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at the e-mail below. Say in your e-mail that you wanted to be sure that your comments are taken seriously! Tell the FHWA that you want to make sure that all decision makers know that this project is controversial and that there is no regional consensus to build the West Waukesha Bypass!

 

And if you didn't get your letter into the County on time? Write and send one now! We won't get many more chances!

 

Here's the e-mail address (copy and paste into your browser):

 

execsecretariat.fhwa@fhwa.dot.gov

 

Thank you!

 

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass Steering Team

 


Governor Candidates Stand on West Waukesha Bypass and Highway Building

Posted by webmaster on November 4, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Bypass Opponent,

 

I'm sorry for the late election note here but I was waiting till the last moment.

 

I sent the following request to the Walker and Burke campaigns this past week, and did not receive an answer from either candidate. Mary Burke's campaign sent back a "thank you for your e-mail, please vote" message and we received nothing at all back from the Walker campaign.

 

I'm sorry this isn't much help. I just wanted to make sure you know we tried! I'm sure they were both very busy.

 

Please Vote!

 

Thank You

 

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass.

 

 

 

I represent the Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass in Waukesha County.

 

Members of our coalition are asking me if (Mary Burke or Scott Walker) has a position on the building of this huge new highway. If not a specific opinion on this issue, does (Mary or Scott) have a position on building new highways in general, especially given the lack of highway funds?

 

Visit our facebook page at "stopwaukeshabypass" to learn more about the Bypass.

 

I would like to get back to our members with her position, before the election so that they can use this information to choose a candidate.

Does your last name start with A thru G?

Posted by webmaster on November 1, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Does your last name start with A thru G? If So, Please Forward Your Waukesha Bypass EIS Comments to FHWA!

Great job! Excellent response! Wonderful! What else can we say! Thank you for all your letters to the County and the Waukesha Freeman on the Final EIS on behalf of the Bypass fight! I think we were heard! (that's an understatement)

 

We can only speculate what will happen next, but we believe the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is in the drivers seat right now (pun intended).

 

So, we'd like to keep the pressure on.

 

We can't be sure if FHWA staffers and leaders in Washington DC will even read the comments we sent. We need to make sure that they know there is opposition to this terrible Bypass! So, here's our next recommended action! We want to make sure that they see our comments and know that there is controversy surrounding the building of the bypass!!!

 

Starting tomorrow, we're asking everyone who submitted comments to forward your comments and letters to the FHWA at the e-mail below. However, instead of sending them all at once we'd like to trickle them in over a period of about 3 weeks.

 

Here's the schedule on when to send your message:

 

October 28th thru November 3rd: Last Name starting in A thru G

November 4th thru November 10th: Last Name starting with H thru P

November 11th thru November 17th: Last Name starting with Q thru X

 

Forward your previously written comments and/or your letters to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at the e-mail below. Say in your e-mail that you wanted to be sure that your comments are taken seriously! Tell the FHWA that you want to make sure that all decision makers know that this project is controversial and that there is no regional consensus to build the West Waukesha Bypass!

 

And if you didn't get your letter into the County on time? Write and send one now! We won't get many more chances!

 

Here's the e-mail address (copy and paste into your browser):

 

execsecretariat.fhwa@fhwa.dot.gov

 

Thank you!

 

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass Steering Team


Important Next Action in Bypass Fight. Forward Your Comments to FHWA

Posted by webmaster on October 27, 2014 at 10:50 PM

 

Bypass Opponent,

Great job! Excellent response! Wonderful! What else can we say! Thank you for all your letters to the County and the Waukesha Freeman on the Final EIS on behalf of the Bypass fight! I think we were heard! (that's an understatement)

We can only speculate what will happen next, but we believe the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is in the drivers seat right now (pun intended).

So, we'd like to keep the pressure on.

We can't be sure if FHWA staffers and leaders in Washington DC will even read the comments we sent. We need to make sure that they know there is opposition to this terrible Bypass! So, here's our next recommended action! We want to make sure that they see our comments and know that there is controversy surrounding the building of the bypass!!!

Starting tomorrow, we're asking everyone who submitted comments toforward your comments and letters to the FHWA at the e-mail below. However, instead of sending them all at once we'd like to trickle them in over a period of about 3 weeks.

Here's the schedule on when to send your message:

October 28th thru November 3rd: Last Name starting in A thru G

November 4th thru November 10th: Last Name starting with H thru P

November 11th thru November 17th: Last Name starting with Q thru X

Forward your previously written comments and/or your letters to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at the e-mail below. Say in your e-mail that you wanted to be sure that your comments are taken seriously! Tell the FHWA that you want to make sure that all decision makers know that this project is controversial and that there is no regional consensus to build the West Waukesha Bypass!

And if you didn't get your letter into the County on time? Write and send one now! We won't get many more chances!

Here's the e-mail address (copy and paste into your browser):

execsecretariat.fhwa@fhwa.dot.gov

Thank you!

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass Steering Team

Fall Highway Cleanup

Posted by webmaster on October 27, 2014 at 8:45 AM

WEAL's Fall Highway Cleanup

Saturday November 1st at 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Rain or Shine or Cold

Hwy N, between Hwy 59 and Hwy ZZ

 

Wear old clothes, warm layered clothing, work gloves, and comfortable shoes

 

Directions: Take Hwy 59 SW from Waukesha through Eagle to Hwy N, then turn right.

Meet at the parking area in the middle of our segment, across from the "Scuppernong Prairie State Natural Area" sign.


Waukesha Freeman Wednesday October 22nd 2014

Posted by webmaster on October 22, 2014 at 10:10 PM

A Huge Thank You!

 

 

Thank you to all who submitted comments opposing the West Waukesha Bypass these past few weeks. We can't overestimate how important these letters are. Each and every letter will now be added to the record. And. all the arguments made in our letters are now permanently recorded. This will be especially important should we decide to continue this battle in court later on. So we can't thank you enough!

 

 

We won't let up on the pressure.

 

 

Watch your e-mail for next steps in our fight against this terrible highway expansion!

 

 

And, thank you for your great letter below, Karen and Bob!

 

 

 

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass

 

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Waukesha has grown successfully without bypass

 

 

To the editor: We are writing with our concerns about the West Bypass. We are residents of Kame Terrace, a subdivision that will be enormously affected by this major undertaking. We built our home here because of the beautiful, quiet countryside surrounding us. Our home sits on the edge of the Retzer Nature Center, another natural area that will be greatly affected by this bypass.

 

 

We know that the plan for this has been on the books for 50 years, but feel strongly that Waukesha has successfully grown and thrived without this impact on homes and the environment. How is this going to affect the many children who attend Meadowbrook school and Waukesha Christian Academy? How will this impact the use of the Glacial Drumlin bike trail that intersects this road?

 

 

Merrill Hills Road is in need of improvement, but improvement that will not affect the peaceful rural setting of this beautiful landscape. The road does need wider shoulders, a bike and walking path that coincides with the wonderful Glacial Drumlin state bike path. It needs improvement for safety, not for increased traffic of commercial vehicles. Highway 83 is already being converted into a four-lane road and certainly will serve as a bypass.

 

 

Some of our major objections are: The cost of another road when repairs are needed in so many other areas Schoolchildren of Meadowbrook school facing a dangerous street crossing and children of Waukesha Christian Academy whose playground butts up to the road Impact on the wildlife of Retzer Nature Center and Pebble Creek Wetlands Noise and air pollution Increased speed limits Impact on the Glacial Drumlin bike trail.

 

 

Land and property values Water pollution to surrounding creeks and rivers.

 

 

The impact this will have on so many people, wildlife, and environment is enormous. Such a beautiful rural setting will be gone forever. We have thrived for 50 years without this bypass ... surely we can thrive another 50 with road improvements rather than a four-lane highway.

 

 

Karen and Bob Poser

 

 

Town of Waukesha

Waukesha Freeman Saturday October 18th 2014

Posted by webmaster on October 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM

West Waukesha Bypass unnecessary, wasteful

To the editor: The proposed West Waukesha Bypass to be built is:

 

Unnecessary: In all the times I’ve driven the proposed route, the traffic is not heavy enough to justify a fourlane road. Furthermore, Highway 83 is just a few miles west and is being expanded to four lanes.

 

Wasteful: Why spend money building yet another road when our existing roads are in poor shape? If the proposed route is improved, it would more than satisfy the requirements.

 

Damaging: The proposed bypass would damage the neighborhoods it passes through with pollution, noise and high-speed traffic. Furthermore, it is routed through the Pebble Creek Environmental Corridor where it will do untold damage with polluted runoff and noise.

 

Fiscally irresponsible: At a time when highway funds in inadequate to maintain existing roads, there is no point in spending $65 million-plus to build another road when we don’t have the money to maintain what we have already built.

 

Caryl McAllister

 

Delafield

 

Can You Take Bus to Madison Press Conference...

Posted by webmaster on October 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Can You Take Bus to Madison Press Conference on Unnecessary Highway Building? Are you Available?

 

One of our partners, WISPRG, is holding a press conference in Madison on Tuesday October 21st. A bus has been arranged to take us, if we can attend. We would like to have representatives of our Waukesha Bypass fight there. Can you attend?

 

If you can attend please contact Shannon ASAP by e-mail at smajewski@wi.rr.com.

Here are some details

 

They can take 3-5 people from our coalition

We have to know who will attend by end of TODAY (Saturday) to get back to him. I’d say 3:30/4:00 to be safe.

There will be no cost for transportation (sounds like it is being funded)

Bus will arrive at pick up location at 8:30am, and depart at 9am (they are inviting media to the departure). Departing from 1862 W. Fond du Lac Road in Milwaukee

The bus should arrive back 1pm or shortly thereafter (11am press conference that lasts 30 minutes, and a 1 hour, 15 minute ride back to Milwaukee)

 

· The Platform/Agenda: The message is groups all over the state are fighting wasteful and unnecessary highway expansions while other needs are neglected. Basically, “no new highway expansions, no new taxes” The goal is to call on Walker to tell us what he is going to do. But, we want to keep the message on waste and unneeded highways and the fiscal arguments. The environmental arguments won’t help us convince Walker who is our target, so it is broader in scope but we’ll be rigid about having a message that helps us move the campaign forward.

 

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass

 

 


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