By Paul Snyder Madison traffic planners are backing off a directive to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to rebuild streets and intersections surrounding the Charter Street power plant. But Bryan Walker, the city‘s engineering program specialist, said the university and city ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Roadwork deserves a share of the money raised by regional transit authorities, according to a lawmaker who argues spending should match the realities of transportation. “It’s silly to think that 99 percent of the people that use ...
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By Brian Johnson Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — Traffic congestion is up slightly in the metro area, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The newly released Metropolitan Freeway System 2009 Congestion Report found that 18.2 ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Local governments facing a grim future of postponed roadwork and delayed capital projects are hailing a bill that would force the state to return more money. But standing between the bill’s proposal and passage is the equally ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan Public works directors are cringing over a proposed state rule revision that would drain money from local road projects to support water runoff work. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is revising its runoff rule, and the ...Read More »
By Jack Zemlicka Dolan Media Newswires It seems impossible to drive anywhere in Wisconsin without encountering roadwork. Federal stimulus money has accelerated several highway and city street projects in the state, and the work beyond those orange barrels is expected ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan Milwaukee County might take on more roadwork despite studies and theories suggesting there is a benefit to withdrawing from the business. The county could save money if takes over some of the roadwork — such as paving, ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan New federal runoff rules will unnecessarily increase road construction costs, according to a national road builder association. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s storm-water runoff rules for construction sites will apply to road expansion projects. Contractors working on ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Lawmakers are deadlocked over whether the state’s road construction budget should be protected from raids. “I do want to handcuff the Legislature,” said state Rep. Mark Gottlieb, R-Port Washington. “Until we can assure voters that user fees ...
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