Our filing cites clear and overwhelming evidence that a fundamental shift in driving habits is underway and the WisDOT chooses to ignore this reality.
We also take issue with WisDOT’s notification of the “public information meeting” on the Highway 23 expansion project. WisDOT claimed in their public notice that the construction phase of Highway 23 would not take place for several years because of budgetary shortfalls and the added expense of other projects. That statement clearly dampened public interest in attending the hearing. However, one week after the public information meeting, WisDOT Secretary Gottlieb announced that the project had been moved up and would start next year.
Our opposition to the expansion of Highway 23 is as strong as ever.