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Milwaukee County bonds could undercut city rules

By Sean Ryan A state law change that lets counties issue bonds for construction is letting developers sidestep rules tied to city of Milwaukee project support. Milwaukee requires developers that receive more than $1 million from the city hire Milwaukee ...

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I-794 extension surprises southern neighbors

By Sean Ryan The gung-ho support in Milwaukee County for extending Interstate 794 south could dead-end at the border with Racine County. Racine County does not have the rights of way or planning in place for the highway. “No one’s ...

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Milwaukee city officials haggle over road project money

By Sean Ryan Caution could signal weakness as Milwaukee tries to drum up more money for road projects. The city is preparing to put into action Alderman Jim Bohl’s proposal to use tax-incremental financing to pay for street construction. Under ...

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Bidders worry soil standards threaten I-94 timeline (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan Wet dirt could make it difficult and costly for contractors to meet a December deadline to rebuild a segment of Interstate-94. The contract for the I-94 reconstruction in Milwaukee County between College and Howard avenues is out ...

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Joint venture wins Zoo Interchange emergency repair (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan The state and its contractor have a $15.3 million deal in place for emergency repairs to the Zoo Interchange, clearing the way for design work on three new bridges. The project calls for Milwaukee Constructors LLC, the ...

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Counties may opt out of road contracts

By Sean Ryan Outagamie County rejected the state’s 2010 contract offer for highway plowing and maintenance, and more counties may follow suit next year. The proposed Wisconsin Department of Transportation contract would force the county to have 15 snowplows and ...

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