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Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Read one more reason we must stop the West Waukesha Bypass below!

 Please write your letters now! Let the West Waukesha Bypass Planners know that enough is enough! More and more research is showing the effect that huge highways like the West Waukesha Bypass have on our health. In addition, we can't afford to build new highways when there's no money to maintain what we have! Politicians and the DOT will be asking for more of your hard earned money soon. Are you willing to pay more taxes to expand highways! Lets just maintain the roads we have and keep them safe! Also, by defeating this ill conceived Bypass we will be saving the Pebble Creek Environmental Corridor! What will be more important to our children and their children? More unnecessary highway lanes or valuable natural open space! Remember, Hwy 83 just 5 miles west, is being expanded to a 4 lane bypass right now!

 See below for details on where to send your comments. Your comments can be one sentence or much longer if you'd like. Either way, make your opinion count! Every comment will help defeat the West Waukesha Bypass! Please note that the deadline for comments is October 20th.

 Coalition Steering Team members are busy evaluating the Final Environmental Impact Statement and there are huge technical and environmental problems with this project. It must be stopped. The Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass will be planning next steps, up to and including possible legal action, at a meeting next week.

 Please write your comments!

 We can do this..with your help!

 Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass

 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

 -----Original Message-----

 From: noreply
To: astasiewsk

 Sent: Sat, Oct 4, 2014 10:10 am

 Subject: Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure

 You have been sent this message from [email protected] as a courtesy of everydayhealth.com Personal Message:

 This is why we have to continue to fight the West Waukesha Bypass. Now its getting personal. It will affect our families

 Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure

 By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News

 80 percent of Americans live in big cities, but does the proximity of living near highways in urban settings increase the risk of high blood pressure? To view the entire story, go to http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/living-near-highways-hypertension-connection/ Want the latest news in your inbox? Check out everydayhealth.com's e-mail newsletters

 

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