The reconstruction proposal along I-43 extends north from Silver Spring Dr. to State Highway 60 in Grafton.
It would expand the route from four lanes to six, while also reconstructing five existing interchanges along the corridor.
“It’s a real important stretch,” Project Manager Steve Hoff told WTMJ. “At the southern end of the project is about 90,000 cars a day. As you go north toward Highway 60 it’s about 50,000. It’s getting near capacity.”
Hundreds filed into an informational open house at the Mequon City Hall Tuesday night.
“I’m generally very supportive of it,” said Ken from Mequon. “I think the interchange at Highland is very much needed with the hospital and university there.”
Most in attendance did express support for the idea, but others had their own concerns.
“It’s residential from County Line up until where the bridge crosses over the freeway,” explained one nearby resident. “Many of us are very concerned that they’re adding a completely new interchange there, and ramps, when it’s completely residential. We don’t have a lot of people going in and out of businesses and it’s going to be a lot more noise probably.”
Another meeting will be held Wednesday at Nicolet High School at 4 p.m.
Construction could begin as early as late 2021.