Brewers back studying replacing Stadium Freeway with conventional road

Replacing the Stadium Freeway with a road which connects to surrounding properties – including American Family Field’s parking lots – is a good idea worth studying, a Milwaukee Brewers executive says.

“We absolutely need to look at Highway 175 (the Stadium Freeway),” said Rick Schlesinger, Brewers president of baseball operations.

Schlesinger made his comments during an appearance at a Newsmaker Luncheon, sponsored by the Milwaukee Press Club. He answered questions from a panel of three journalists.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation in May announced it would study a possible replacement of the Stadium Freeway north of I-94, between Wisconsin and Lisbon avenues, with an at-grade boulevard.

Advocates say it would be better to connect neighborhoods on either side of the truncated freeway, while also providing additional sites for future development.

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