Bi-partisan plan to makeover Milwaukee's lakefront announced
MILWAUKEE -- A multi-million dollar bi-partisan plan to enhance Milwaukee's lakefront was recently announced. The project could give the lakefront a much needed facelift.
A project called Lakefront Gateway centers around the intersection of Michigan St. and Lincoln Memorial Drive. Those who developed the plan say its significant, especially during the summer and fall months when there are over a million pedestrians accessing the lakefront.
The project includes:
Governor Scott Walker was in attendance at this announcement. He says, "The city is playing a tremendous role in the boulevard effect, an putting the plan in place. The county gets a tremendous access point in terms of the lakefront itself, and the state plays a key role in moving the on and off ramps right here where we envision a world class plaza righter in the middle of that."
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said, "It's going to open up some land for new developments, and it's going to make the ease of travel both for pedestrians and motorists much more enjoyable."
The project will begin around 2015.