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The North Shore Commute: You Can't Get There From Here

The North Shore Commute: You Can't Get There From Here

By Jeff Wagner. CREATED Apr 30, 2014

For years, the growth in the Milwaukee area was to the west, first Brookfield then the rest of Waukesha.  Now, more and more growth appears to be headed north.

Historically, the commute from Grafton or Cedarburg or Mequon to downtown Milwaukee has been a lot easier than the commute from Milwaukee to, say, Pewaukee.  As Ozaukee County grows though, that premise is being challeged.

The North Shore stretch of I-43 needs a lot of work.

 In addition to resurfacing the road, the DOT Is looking at expanding 14 miles of freeway from four lanes to six lanes between Glendale and Grafton. The DOT is also considering adding a new interchange at Highland Road in Mequon (by Concordia University) and perhaps eliminating the interchange at County Line Road.

Some neighbors - and a lot of the usual anti-freeway crowd - are against the improvements.

During the 12 p.m. hour of Thursday's radio show, we'll discuss whether it's time to upgrade the freeway system in the North Shore once and for all?

Please feel free to share your thoughts in the Comments section - and be sure to check back later to hear a replay!

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Jeff Wagner recently completed his 15th year as a talk show host at 620 WTMJ. Jeff's show, which airs Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m., features stories which you might not have heard about elsewhere and emphasizes Jeff's common sense approach to issues.