Gov. Walker’s Department of Transportation thinking about building a huge concrete wall through the middle of historic Wood National Cemetery, a veterans’ cemetery, as part of the I-94 east-west expansion project. The picture below uses as its foundation WisDOT’s very idealized rending of Walker’s Wall.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is seriously considering spending more than a billion bucks to expand and elevate I-94 from I-94 from N. 16th St. to N. 70th St. The proposals under consideration would devalue the Story Hill neighborhood, desecrate the sacred ground of three cemeteries, including the historic Wood National Cemetery, and divert money from needed freeway projects in other parts of the state.
Wisconsin Secretary of Transportation Mark Gottlieb has been invited to the Town Hall meeting, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Burke’s Irish Castle, 5328 W. Bluemound Rd.
The event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Coalition for More Reliable Transportation.