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Waukesha Freeman Saturday October 11th 2014

Posted by webmaster on October 13, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Here are two more Anti-Bypass Letters published in the Waukesha Freeman on Saturday (scroll down)! We can defeat the Bypass if you help!!! Please pass on this e-mail to anyone who can help.

 

 

Write your comments soon. The deadline is October 20th. Please also submit your comments to the Freeman as a Letter to the Editor. See how at the bottom of the Letters.

 

 

Join us and protect our neighborhoods, our environment, our health, and our hard earned tax money!

 

 

Thank you Mary Jo and Cathy for making a difference!

 

 

Visit our facebook page at stopwaukeshabypass

 

 

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass

 

 

Here's where to submit your comments!

 

 

The Final Environmental Impact Statement was approved on September 11, 2014. The document is available on the Environmental and Technical Reports page as well as at the Waukesha Public Library, Pewaukee Public Library, City of Waukesha DPW office, WisDOT SE Region office in Waukesha, and Waukesha County DPW office. A review period began September 19 and will end October 20, 2014. Comments on the Final EIS are due by October 20, 2014 and should be e-mailed to [email protected] or mailed to:

 

Gary Evans, PE

 

Waukesha County Department of Public Works

 

515 Moreland Boulevard

 

Waukesha, WI 53188

 

 

 

 

Waukesha Freeman

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

10/11/2014, Page A09

An alternative suggestion for bypass

 

 

To the editor: As a person who has watched the bypass development all my life, I must say: Don’t do it.

 

 

Meadowbrook Road is fine from Interstate 94 to Summit Avenue with a walking path, good vistas, and ample room. South of Summit Avenue it all breaks down. Make the stretch from there to Sunset Drive wider, flatter, and with a trail beside it. It will be wonderful! Problem solved.

 

 

Mary Jo Hultman

 

 

Wales

 

 

Practical solutions eliminate need for bypass

 

 

To the editor, the state Department of Transportation and elected officials of the county, city and Town of Waukesha: The West Waukesha Bypass is not needed. Don’t waste tens of millions of dollars on a four-lane road. Don’t increase the gasoline tax and vehicle registration fees for unneeded roads. Be responsible with our tax dollars and be prudent by saving money on road expansion by: 1.) Improving the current two-lane route (Highway TT and Sunset Drive) with turning lanes and stoplights at major intersections.

 

 

2.) Better maintain our current roads, many of which are still in disrepair from last winter. Roads don’t cause accidents, people cause accidents. Apply practical and logical solutions now by: 1.) Lowering the speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph. It is a very common practice to drive 5 mph or more over the posted speed limit. At 45 mph, almost everyone drives 50 mph. So at 35 mph everyone will still be driving 40 mph. It is a proven fact that lower speed limits reduce accidents.

 

 

2.) It is also a proven fact that inattentive driving is a major cause of accidents. All drivers should be responsible by not texting or talking on their cellphones while driving.

 

 

It is the duty of the state DOT and our elected officials to spend our tax dollars wisely and it’s up to everyone to drive more responsibly.

 

 

Cathy Ganiere

 

 

Town of Waukesha

 

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