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YEAR IN REVIEW: Foxconn, election, building boom make 2018 one for the history books

FILE - In this June 6, 2017, file photo, construction continues on the Milwaukee Bucks' new NBA basketball arena in downtown Milwaukee. The Bucks and Fiserv Co. announced Thursday, July 26, 2018, a 25-year naming rights deal for the nearly completed Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center in downtown Milwaukee, which opens in August 2018. The arena will be named Fiserv Forum and will be the new home of the Bucks and Marquette's men's basketball team. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger, File)

Perhaps more so than any other year in recent memory, 2018 was momentous for the construction industry in Wisconsin.

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Wis. officials to lobby for $246 million grant to speed up I-94 road work

In the wake of President Donald Trump's call in his State of the Union address for spending $1.5 trillion on infrastructure, state officials will be off to the country's capital to press home their request for hundreds of millions of dollars to speed up road work connected to the Foxconn plant being built in southeast Wisconsin.

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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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