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Tag Archives: Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Transportation bills seek to balance higher revenue with reforms

Traffic passes through a construction site along Verona Road near Madison in July 2018. Republican lawmakers are preparing to release a group of bills meant to raise money for road projects and make various changes to Wisconsin’s transportation policies and procedures. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Wisconsin Republicans say a proposed gas tax is dead-on-arrival and have introduced a set of transportation bills calling for a funding alternative and a number of department overhauls meant to cajole skeptical lawmakers into assenting to a revenue increase.

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Wisconsin to kick in $27M to settle cost overruns on St. Croix Crossing project

The $626 million St. Croix Crossing was among the notable projects completed in 2017. The new mile-long bridge opened to traffic in August. (File photo: Bill Klotz)

The state of Wisconsin may be stuck with a $27 million tab to cover cost overruns on the St. Croix Crossing project — and that’s just part of a settlement that could be eventually twice that much or more, according ...

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