Residents decry Janesville highway project

JANESVILLE TOWNSHIP — State transportation officials figured about 45 landowners would turn out for an informational meeting Thursday at Janesville Town Hall on the prospect of a Highway 14 connection to the Highway 11 bypass.

Residents Howard and Mary Johnson knew better. They brought their own lawn chairs. Johnson was one of 150 people who converged on Town Hall. Half were standing.

The other half were yelling at Wisconsin Department of Transportation project engineer Mark Westerveld and other DOT officials before the meeting even started.

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