A state Department of Transportation plan to widen Highway 100 would result in dozens of businesses being lost in West Allis and tonight the Common Council decided to protest the plan.
Alderman Gary Barczak, chairman of the Public Works Committee, estimated the city would lose 50 businesses if the widening went through. At the very least $10 million in real estate would be gone and $500,000 in taxbase, estimated Peter Daniels, principal engineer.
"I think we're going to have a real fight," Daniels said, as the state Department of Transportation is determined to at least add 10 feet to the road for bike lanes.
The Common Council decided to send a strong protest to state transportation authorities. The city also will express its opposition to any widening to the city's state representatives and to the governor.
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