I-94 East-West Econ Connect is a coalition of associations, businesses, institutions, and other entities deeply invested in the future of the I-94 East-West Corridor. We understand the importance of the corridor as an economic engine for commerce in metro Milwaukee, Waukesha County, and the entire state. We strongly support the timely reconstruction of the severely outdated and increasingly unsafe highway.
We were very pleased Governor Evers announced in July of 2020 the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will seek federal approval to resume the I-94 East-West Corridor project.
Further delay of this much-needed project will have disastrous economic, social, and safety implications.
We urge the governor and lawmakers to support safety, jobs, and economic development by recommitting to rebuild this critical stretch of roadway in the 2021-23 state budget. If the project is not enumerated and funds appropriated in the budget, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will not approve the project by issuing a new Record of Decision. Without the is, the project cannot continue to the preliminary engineering phase, and it will stall out again.