Road to Recovery

  It’s game on for road construction in Wisconsin. The 2011-13 biennial state budget crafted by Gov. Scott Walker’s administration increased funding for highways with a one-time infusion of $125 million and a new rule guaranteeing a stream of tax revenue from the state’s general fund. (Under past administrations, money usually flowed the other way, from highways to the general fund.) Southeastern Wisconsin stands to benefit the most from the rising tide of highway funding – the budget even created a special “megaprojects” category to manage improvements costing more than $500 million. The Zoo Interchange’s redesign is expected to exceed…

 

It’s game on for road construction in Wisconsin. The 2011-13 biennial state budget crafted by Gov. Scott Walker’s administration increased funding for highways with a one-time infusion of $125 million and a new rule guaranteeing a stream of tax revenue from the state’s general fund. (Under past administrations, money usually flowed the other way, from highways to the general fund.) Southeastern Wisconsin stands to benefit the most from the rising tide of highway funding – the budget even created a special “megaprojects” category to manage improvements costing more than $500 million. The Zoo Interchange’s redesign is expected to exceed that by more than threefold.

This article appears in the City Guide 2013 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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Matt has written for Milwaukee Magazine since 2006, when he was a lowly intern. Since then, he’s held the posts of assistant news editor and, most recently, senior editor. He’s lived in South Carolina, Tennessee, Connecticut, Iowa, and Indiana but mostly in Wisconsin. He wants to do more fishing but has a hard time finding worms. For the magazine, Matt has written about city government, schools, religion, coffee roasters and Congress.