Delay in I-90 widening project proposed
MADISON – The project to widen Interstate 90/39 would be delayed two years if the state Department of Transportation’s budget proposal becomes law.
Cullen Werwie, spokesman for Gov. Scott Walker, confirmed Friday that the delay is part of the department’s request, but he noted that agency budget requests are just the first step in the budget process.
Gov. Scott Walker will introduce a complete budget next year, “and one of his priorities will be investing in the state's infrastructure,” Werwie told the Gazette.
The I-90/39 project had been scheduled to begin in 2015 and end in 2021. It would widen the Interstate highway from four lanes to six from the Illinois state line to Madison.
The Department of Transportation also is proposing to delay other major projects, including the completion of the Zoo Interchange reconstruction project in Milwaukee.
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