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Intermodal Station shed public meeting set for Tuesday

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will update the public on its progress to bring the Milwaukee Intermodal Station into federal safety compliance at a meeting Tuesday afternoon.

A new 50,000-square-foot train shed to be constructed this October will include a new mezzanine and updated platforms that will help bring the facility into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman, the updates were also necessary to ensure the structure satisfied federal fire code and homeland security regulations.

Bauman expressed his dismay toward improvement delays, but he said he looks forward to an upgraded train shed that will benefit existing services.

Alderman Joe Dudzik, on the other hand, said he will request at the next Common Council meeting that this project be delayed until city roads and sewers are addressed.

WisDOT officials will be at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station Atrium, 433 W. St. Paul Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. to publicly address any questions and provide input on the project.

— Joe Lanane

One comment

  1. Hmmm…a 50,000 square foot building, with mezzanine, and all ADA compliant…..sounds very expensive.
    My question is: Will the taxes on this building be paid?, or will we have to bail them out for an unpaid tax bill as we had to with the intermodal station.
    My other question: is this part of the 810 million dollar government rail gift card, or is this on us?

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