Walker wants to stop Highway 12 bypass
KOSHKONONG TOWNSHIP Gov. Scott Walker said he will ask the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to further review the proposed U.S. Highway 12 bypass of Fort Atkinson, according to a story in the Daily Jefferson County Union.
The story noted Walker’s statement was part of a letter to state Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, who read it at a meeting of the Town of Koshkonong board of supervisors.
The letter said Walker plans to ask the DOT to bring the project to the Transportation Projects Commission’s next meeting. The TPC, chaired by Walker, reviews major highway projects across the state.
The town board and a group called Friends of Koshkonong had recently submitted a petition of 1,189 signatures against a proposed alternative bypass of Highway 12.
Opponents say the proposed bypass would reduce property values, cause problems in town services and take agricultural land out of production.
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