Plan for New Berlin alderwoman's own street angers neighbors
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NEW BERLIN- New Berlin Alderwoman Laura Karvala is under fire from her own neighbors. Residents say Karvala is using her powerful position to ease traffic on her own block, while making surrounding streets more dangerous.
Karvala says cars speed down Wilbur Drive, turning her quiet neighborhood into a short cut between two busy roads, W. National Avenue & S. Sunnyslope Road.
Karvala pressed the common council to move forward with a plan to build a cul-de-sac that would cut off drivers who want to pass through. Neighbors on nearby Redwood Drive fear the plan will cause a traffic spike on their street.
"We've been stabbed in the back by our alderwoman," Redwood Drive resident Andy Kowske wrote in an email to TODAY'S TMJ4.
"I think that's unfair," Karvala responded. "I'm trying to do what's best for everybody in the subdivision."
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