Should More Proposed Freeways Lanes Dig Up More Veterans From their Hallowed Grounds?
Once again the State of Wisconsin is ready to demand the Milwaukee VA, or Woods Cemetery give of more of its hallowed grounds to lay more lanes of freeway so people driving to work, a Brewer game or elsewhere more quickly!
The I-94 EW corridor between Waukesha and downtown Milwaukee has been proposed to widen itself to 8 lanes from the current 6. And the Governor's provision in the new state budget is asking to repeal existing law that prohibiting adding lanes near any cemeteries in the 25th street to 70th street.
But most veterans want state law in place, prohibiting in perpetuity, without any removal or relocation of veterans graves, or any other graves, between the Zoo and Marquette interchange on I-94. Is it not to much to ask for, considering the sacrifices our veterans have made, and continue to make.
What ever your opinion is, veterans need to band together to protect our brothers and sisters buried in honor at Wood National Cemetery. There are alternatives:
1. That no additional lanes be added. Studies show more lanes only attracts more traffic.
2. Double decking that portion of the freeway, near the cemeteries.
3. God forbid more Waukesha county to Milwaukee bus service or mass transit?
Our veterans have given too much already, now should it be their final resting place?