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 Ive 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 dont have the money to maintain what we have already built.