Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The extension of the Lake Parkway to Highway 100 in Oak Creek was added Wednesday to a regional transportation plan.
A proposed extension of the Lake Parkway through Oak Creek cleared another hurdle Wednesday when the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission unanimously approved the plans. SEWRPC voted to add the project to its Year 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. Under preliminary plans, the Lake Parkway would be extended six miles, from Edgerton Avenue (where it ends now) to Highway 100 in Oak Creek. The biggest hurdle still remains: getting the state to fund the project. County Supervisor Pat Jursik, who has spearheaded the project, said the extension is worth state funding because of its impact on economic development. "An extended Lake Parkway will provide the necessary transportation infrastructure to promote economic development in …
Monday, October 1, 2012
But public support could help extension get built, County Supervisor Pat Jursik says.
Work continues to get I-794/Lake Parkway extended through Oak Creek, but getting money for the project figures to be a challenge. That's where the public could come in and help persuade the state Department of Transportation the project is worth it, County Supervisor Pat Jursik said at an economic development forum Thursday. Jursik led a committee that studied and recommended an extension of the Lake Parkway to Highway 100 in Oak Creek. Public comments taken earlier this year showed residents supported the extension by more than a 2-to-1 margin. The extension also has support from the Milwaukee County Board and Oak Creek Common Council. "That corridor is extremely important in the South Shore communities," Jursik said. "That is the …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
On a 17-1 vote, the Milwaukee County Board asks the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to add the project to its transportation plan.
The Milwaukee County Board on Thursday approved a resolution asking that an extension of the Lake Parkway through Oak Creek be added to a regional transportation plan for southeastern Wisconsin. Under a proposal, the Lake Parkway would be extended to Highway 100 in Oak Creek. County Supervisor Pat Jursik has said the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission adding the project to its regional transportation plan is a key step in making it eligible for federal funds. The resolution also asks the state Department of Transportation then conduct preliminary engineering and environmental impact studies for the project. Final approval and construction are still a long ways off, but so far local elected officials and residents have …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The proposal to extend Lake Parkway to Highway 100 in Oak Creek took another step forward Wednesday morning.
A Milwaukee County committee Wednesday morning passed a resolution supporting a proposed extension of the Lake Parkway through Oak Creek. The resolution calls for the extension to be added to the long-range regional transportation plan, which is a "key step in making this project eligible for federal funds," said County Supervisor Pat Jursik, who is spearheading the proposal. "Oak Creek and the entire South Shore are providing much of the county's economic growth, and extending the Lake Parkway will help us keep that momentum going," Jursik said in a news release. Under a preliminary plan, the Lake Parkway would be extended to Highway 100 in Oak Creek. Final approval and construction are still a long ways off, but so far local elected …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Franklin alderman now represents the bulk of Oak Creek on the Milwaukee County Board.
It didn't take long after his election as Milwaukee County supervisor for Steve Taylor to start making news. He was criticized by radio talk show host Mark Belling, who said Taylor would support Marina Dimitrijevic for county board chairman (Taylor ended up voting for Supervisor Pat Jusik) and questioned by Franklin officials over whether he could serve on both the county board and Franklin Common Council. Taylor, who was sworn in April 16, recently sat down with Oak Creek Patch to talk about those topics and more. Q: In the immediate few weeks and months, what do you see yourself doing? The first thing is getting settled in and setting up a schedule. The biggest thing is to reach out to all the elected officials, all the department heads …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Local officials still in initial steps in planning an extension of the Lake Parkway through Oak Creek.
County Supervisor Pat Jursik's office will prepare a resolution in support of adding the proposed Lake Parkway extension to the southeastern Wisconsin regional transportation plan. The resolution is the next step in the long process for the extension. Jursik chairs an advisory committee that unanimously recommended the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission add the extension to the transportation plan. Under the proposal, the Lake Parkway would be extended to Highway 100 in Oak Creek. Jursik has more on the extension and other topics in her April newsletter.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
An advisory committee on Monday made its recommendations to the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
As expected, a committee studying an extension of the Lake Parkway to Highway 100 in Oak Creek recommended the project be added to a long-range transportation plan for southeastern Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has more on the committee's recommendations, including at least one item that may interest Oak Creek Patch readers - that the speed limit be raised above the 40 mph currently in place for the parkway. In a news release, County Supervisor and committee chairwoman Pat Jursik said the committee unanimously recommended the proposed extension. "I thank my colleagues on the committee for embracing this concept. My vision for the Lake Parkway goes even further, hopefully connecting the Hoan Bridge to the Illinois state line," …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Formal comments show more than 2-to-1 support for extension to Highway 100.
Public comments regarding an extension of the Lake Parkway through Oak Creek favored the proposal by a more than 2-to-1 margin. A 30-day period for residents to formally submit comments ended March 15. About 70 percent of respondents supported extending the Lake Parkway to Highway 100, according to a news release from County Supervisor Pat Jursik's office. A committee studying the issue will meet this afternoon and finalize its recommendations. The group hopes to get the project added to the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission's long-range plan. Jursik said the public will have more opportunities to weigh in as the process moves along. If successfully added to the long-range plan, it's expected to take at least 10 years …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Officials debate proposed interchanges at Rawson Avenue and Puetz Road.
Oak Creek Common Council members say they largely support an extension of the Lake Parkway through the city, though issues with interchanges would have to be worked out. Under the plans, the Lake Parkway would be extended to Highway 100 in Oak Creek. Final approval and construction are still quite a ways off, but aldermen said it would be good for the city, particularly residents who regularly commute downtown. "A project like this, it just benefits the people of Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, Cudahy and St. Francis," Alderman Dan Jakubczyk said during Tuesday night's council meeting. Two early concerns revolve around interchanges and local cost share. Oak Creek officials feel the city should not be required to contribute financially, since …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Public hearing on plan scheduled for Feb. 29.
A potential footprint, crossings, ramps and other elements for extending Interstate 794 through Oak Creek will be presented at a Feb. 29 public hearing. I-794, also known as the Lake Parkway, would be extended to Highway 100 in Oak Creek under preliminary plans. Residents can get more information about a possible extension and weigh in with their thoughts at the Feb. 29 meeting, according to County Supervisor Pat Jursik's latest newsletter. Jursik chairs the Advisory Committee on the Lake Parkway Extension, which is recommending the extension be included in the regional transportation plan. The meeting will be held at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, 901 15th Ave. From 6 to 6:30 p.m., residents can view maps and other displays …