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Milwaukee, Waukesha County and the entire state, and we strongly support the timely reconstruction of the severely outdated and increasingly unsafe highway.
We are concerned that funding that would keep this important project moving forward has been removed from the State’s 2017-19 budget proposal. Further delay to this much-needed work would have disastrous economic, social and safety implications.
For this reason and others, we urge lawmakers to support safety, jobs and economic development by reinstating that funding and Wisconsin’s commitment to rebuilding this critical stretch of roadway. We emphatically support enumeration and incremental funding for the I-94 East-West reconstruction project in the 2017-19 budget.