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Skepticism mixes with enthusiasm over 120-year concrete recipe

By Sean Ryan Road builders question the practicality of concrete that could last 120 years and significantly cut the industry‘s workload. Materials researchers have found ways to extend pavement life to more than a century. Konstantin Sobolev, a University of ...

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Lawmaker pushes for I-39/90 project money (UPDATE)

By Darryl Enriquez State Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville, said he wants money for the planned $1.02 billion expansion of Interstate 39/90 from the Illinois border to Madison approved before Gov. Jim Doyle leaves office this fall. If the money ...

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Tolls return as road building solution

By Paul Snyder A coalition of state organizations wants tolls to pay for road construction. But recommendations and reports are not enough to drum up legislative support. “I’d want to see the plans for where they would go and how ...

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Lawmaker tries to slow high-speed rail (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder A state lawmaker wants Wisconsin to tap the brakes on high-speed rail between Milwaukee and Madison. State Rep. Brett Davis, R-Oregon, announced Tuesday he will introduce a bill that would prohibit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation from ...

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Time running short for contractor liability bill

By Paul Snyder Time is running out in this legislative session for a bill that would change Wisconsin’s contractor liability law. Subcontractors vow to keep pushing for passage, but the bill is trapped in a Senate committee and has a ...

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Industry groups support wage law changes

By Paul Snyder Three contractor groups are aligning themselves with the Department of Workforce Development in support of changes to the state’s prevailing wage law. Those groups — the Construction Business Group, the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association and the Wisconsin ...

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Industry groups start drive for diesel rules (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Fearing a diesel emissions crackdown that could cripple construction company budgets, industry groups want new rules approved before the state has a chance to study the issue. The Wisconsin Clean Diesel Coalition — with the Associated General ...

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