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Jan 10, 2023

Wisconsin hopeful for federal bridge money as 2023 funds roll out

State officials remain hopeful to receive federal grants for local bridge projects.

Nov 22, 2019

RESCISSION RESCINDED: Trump undoes provision that could have cost Wis. $217M in road money

Wisconsin won’t miss out on $217 million in federal-spending authority after federal legislation passed to kill a $7.6 billion rescission that was to take effect next year.

Sep 18, 2018

With election looming, reckoning with Wisconsin’s crumbling roads may wait

With seven weeks to go in a competitive governor’s race, it’s unlikely voters will get a glimpse of a plan to repair Wisconsin’s much-maligned roadways before election day. A Wisconsin Department of […]

Sep 7, 2018

Two federal awards top $100 million for highways, bike and pedestrian trails

Wisconsin will receive more than $100 million worth of federal money for transportation projects big and small around the state through two grants from the Federal Highway Administration.

Aug 3, 2018

US Senate spending plan includes $62 million for Wis. infrastructure

A bipartisan spending bill passed by the U.S. Senate this week would put $62 million toward Wisconsin road, rail and bridge projects.

Apr 13, 2018

Trump administration spending on infrastructure goes more to rural areas

Forget about bike-share stations in Chicago or pedestrian walkways in Oakland. That's so Obama.

Dec 12, 2017

Trump’s pick for US highway chief withdraws from process

President Trump's nominee to lead the Federal Highway Administration has withdrawn from consideration for the post, a surprising development given his widespread support and qualifications, the U.S. Department of Transportation confirmed on Monday.

Aug 23, 2016

Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.

Apr 11, 2016

Study: Nearly 1 in 10 Wisconsin bridges structurally deficient (UPDATE)

Nearly one in 10 of Wisconsin’s bridges are considered structurally deficient, according to a recent analysis of data by a national road builders association.

Nov 25, 2015

US traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation's highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities.

Apr 9, 2015

No longer a highway, Wisconsin’s 41 now an interstate

No longer just a highway, U.S. 41 in eastern Wisconsin is now an interstate.

Feb 21, 2015

Loss of federal highway aid adds to state’s road woes

Federal aid for Wisconsin highways dropped by 3.6 percent, nearly $28 million, over the five years ending in 2013, according to data obtained by The Associated Press, exacerbating the state's woes in finding money for road projects.


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