This week, the City of Milwaukee released their draft long-range downtown plan. Included in their proposed recommendations was removing I-794 and replacing it with new private developments, surface level streets and public spaces.
The draft downtown plan will make the city a significant ally in the growing push to remove I-794.
Additionally, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal, “Mayor Cavalier Johnson and his administration have been enthusiastic about the possibility of removing the interstate bridges.”
Great news! 1000 Friends of Wisconsin and our Rethink 794 campaign will continue pushing for a boulevard alternative to this overbuilt and underutilized highway.
Check out all of the coverage this story received:
- NBC TMJ4: Milwaukee’s draft downtown long-range plan includes demolition of I-794 bridges.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: New downtown Milwaukee plan includes a focus on removing I-794 and a renewed MacArthur Square.
- Milwaukee Business Journal: Demolition of I-794 bridges included in Milwaukee’s draft downtown long-range plan.
- Urban Milwaukee: 7 Catalytic Projects For Downtown Milwaukee.
- OnMilwaukee: Connec+ing MKE Downtown plan includes ambitious ideas about 794, The Hop & more.