A Zoo Interchange detour plan will likely not cost five West Allis businesses their street parking after all.
City transportation engineers have found a way to bring eight street parking spaces back by carving out room for them in the extra-wide sidewalk in front of the businesses on Lincoln Avenue at Beloit Road. Design has not begun yet, but engineers are confident those spaces can be created.
Because of the detour, more traffic will flow along Lincoln, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation wants to keep it flowing as it turns left onto Beloit Road. The problem is that intersection has been a bottleneck for years.
State transportation officials want to remedy that with changes to the intersection. As initially proposed, those changes included eliminating street parking for use as a second through lane.
Business owners — including a sports bar, a caterer and a legal office — protested, saying they would be heavily impacted by such a plan.
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