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Longer barriers pinch builders’ budgets (VIDEO)

By Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Road and bridge builders must absorb the cost of replacing their inventories of concrete barriers two years sooner than expected. The waist-high, precast concrete barrier segments are lined up to create a wall separating road builders ...

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Expansion eludes road builders

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Road contractors in Wisconsin are discovering the federal stimulus package is more like a federal status quo package. “It’s nice because we’ve been able to avoid layoffs,” said Rick Forsythe, division manager for Ashland-based Northwoods Paving Co. ...

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Federal highway plan rolls toward deadline

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Wisconsin’s fragile status as a winner in federal transportation payments is at stake as construction associations pressure Congress to pass a new law to pay for roadwork. “The ideal would be for Congress and the administration to ...

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Trail bill targets transportation money

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com The battle over how to spend state transportation money is shifting to a bill that would tap the budget for Wisconsin’s pedestrian and bike trails. State Sen. Jim Sullivan, D-Wauwatosa, is driving a Joint Legislative Council bill ...

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