Diverging diamond design for Stadium Interchange. Image from I-94 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

County Committee Backs I-94 ‘Fix at Six’

A committee of the Milwaukee County Board approved a resolution Tuesday opposing the planned expansion of Interstate 94 between 70th and 16th streets and advocating for the “Fix at Six” proposal that calls for making fixes to the freeway without expanding it. Read the full story on the Urban Milwaukee website.

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Advocacy Update: Unfortunate I-94 Expansion News

After more than a decade of on-and-off again decisions, WisDOT has decided to expand I-94 to eight lanes. Our coalition is extremely disappointed by the news and we continue to believe that expansion is an environmental, social, and fiscal mistake. Our Fix at Six proposal was popular with neighbors, local leaders, and state representatives. The battle is not over yet, there […]

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Fix at Six Cover, I-94 in downtown milwaukee taken underneath the overpasses showing a river and an inhospitable environment

Fix at Six Report – A sustainable alternative to expanding I-94 in Milwaukee

For several months, 1000 Friends and our partners have been working on a report to discuss the future of I-94 and the potential for more sustainable and just alternatives to expansion. Check out the project website for ways to support the project and to learn more: https://fixatsix.org/ Project Details As you may know, WisDOT is […]

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On the road beneath highway I-94.

2021-2023 Budget Recap – Preserving the Status Quo

As the summer starts to come to a close, 1000 Friends felt it was important to revisit the final State budget which passed in early July. This budget will impact everyone in the state for the next two years. Unfortunately, this budget will continue our unsustainable transportation policies that have left local roads and transit […]

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I-94 sign

2021-2023 Budget: Most Harmful State Transportation Budget in a Decade

This week Governor Evers signed the 2021-23 biennial budget (2021 Wisconsin Act 58), which included an unprecedented one-time 50% cut to the transit systems in Milwaukee and Madison over the next two years. While the shortfall in transit funding may be filled by federal COVID relief funds, it is not guaranteed. These one-time cuts are deeply distressing and we […]

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