Plans For I-794 Extension To Be Presented In Early 2012
Lake Parkway could be extended through Oak Creek and into Caledonia.
Milwaukee County Supervisor Pat Jursik said in her latest newsletter that a public hearing will be held in February regarding an extension of the Interstate 794 Lake Parkway.
Jursik is the chairwoman of the Interstate 794 Expansion Committee, which has discussed extending the Lake Parkway through Oak Creek along the Union Pacific railroad tracks, and possibly even into Caledonia and Racine County.
She previously told Patch that an expansion could provide local traffic a good way to travel up and down the lakeshore and alleviate traffic congestion on nearby roads. She also said that the "footprint" for an extension is clean, meaning that homes and businesses would not have to be removed for it to be built.
The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 29 at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, 901 15th Ave.
At the meeting, residents will have a chance to view the plans, ask questions and give their input.