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Madison dials down power plant roadwork demands

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 ...

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Road construction drives renewed spending debate (VIDEO)

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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Shared-revenue bill could boost local projects (UPDATE)

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 ...

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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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Runoff rules worry highway builders

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 ...

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Lawmakers try to lock down road budget (UPDATE)

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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