Deceased veterans deserve a final resting place at Wood National Cemetery, another I-94 lane not worth it
The issue of widening a section of I-94 in Milwaukee between 70th and 25th streets has been simmering for as long as I've lived here. Whether or not you agree with the premise that another lane in each direction would solve Milwaukee's traffic "problem" (it won't), it's not worth the cost of interring buried veterans at the Wood National Cemetery.
I hope this proposal gets shot down once and for all in the upcoming budget.
Gov. Scott Walker's budget bill includes a provision that would repeal a law that prohibits a freeway rehabilitation project from adding vehicle lanes on I-94 adjacent to Wood National Cemetery.
Like other parts of the region's freeway system, the stretch of I-94 between N. 25th and N. 70th Sts., is deteriorating. But planning for that stretch of roadway, including plans for widening, met with opposition from neighbors living in the Story Hill neighborhood.
Many grave sites in Wood are adjacent to the shoulder of the freeway. Widening the freeway in that stretch would require moving the graves. – jsonline