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Roads budget gets pushback from transportation advocates, unions

Crews work on the Zoo Interchange in Milwaukee on Aug. 20. Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed transportation budget would delay the completion of the second phase of the massive project until 2020. (File photo by Kevin Harnack)

A representative of the transportation industry is asking why bother even spending money on preliminary work for an expansion of a east-west running of section of Interstate 94 if it's not clear the state will have money for the project anytime soon.

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Walker working with lawmakers on road money

Traffic passes through a section of the State Highway 441 project Monday, Oct. 5 in Menasha. A $395 million plan to widen and rebuild U.S. Highway 10 – also known as State Highway 441 – in the Fox Valley. The project’s completion year has been pushed back from 2019 to 2021. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

As a report warned Tuesday that delaying various long-planned highway expansions will cost Wisconsin thousands of construction jobs in the short term and millions in taxpayer money, Gov. Scott Walker announced he is working with lawmakers to have more money approved for specific projects.

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