Will bypass help or hurt Milton commerce?

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Greg Peck
April 15, 2013

When the Highway 26 bypass opens, perhaps later this year, it will forever change dynamics for businesses in Milton. Some 16,000 vehicles each day will steer around rather than roll through the east side of this city of 5,500 residents.

In Sunday’s Gazette, reporter Neil Johnson offered what could be a preview of what’s to come for Milton by interviewing local officials and businesspeople in Fort Atkinson and Jefferson. Highway 26 bypasses have already steered traffic around these cities. Fort’s bypass opened in 1994, and Jefferson’s opened about a year ago.

One benefit to Milton, as Johnson detailed, could be less truck traffic passing through without stopping.

What businesses attract you to Milton? Do you think Milton businesses and officials have properly planned to keep the commerce once the bypass opens?

We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Tuesday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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