UPDATE: A public meeting will be held to discuss Highway 38 at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at East Side Community Center, 6156 Douglas Ave.
The Village Board will send a letter asking the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to delay any further action on the STH 38 from 6 Mile Road to Oakwood Road.
While they support part of the project, there's a southern section of the project that they want to have more discussions with the DOT on. The current estimated project cost is $125 million for both sections.
The state plans to go out for bid for the design of this 9-mile reconstruction and expansion project, which is slated to be constructed in 2016 for the northern section and 2021 for the southern section.
Tom Lebak, the Village Administrator, said he's had discussions with DOT officials.
"The entire project was approved (at the state level)," Lebak said. "I was told that it could put the entire project at risk if the south section isn’t agreed on."
Mike Hayek, the village engineer, said if the state is going to put the project up for bid, the cost would be about $11 million.
"If the money gets spent, the Governor won't turn back," Hayek said.
Lee Wishau, a Village Board member, said he was at a County meeting where he voiced concerns about where the road would be placed because it would mean cutting through farmland.