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Zoo Interchange job could affect other bridges

By Sean Ryan Contractors must consider the health of aging Zoo Interchange bridges under the three spans that will be repaired as part of an emergency contract. The request for proposals for emergency repairs to the Milwaukee interchange gives contractors ...

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Infrastructure projects could support 28,500 jobs next year: WTBA

The 2009-11 state budget for transportation infrastructure and remaining federal stimulus projects will support more than 28,500 jobs in the state over the next year, according to Pat Goss, executive director of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association. State and federal ...

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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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