Bill would fund 11 highway projects in 2014

Walker called for $43 million to go towards road projects across state
Bill would fund 11 highway projects in 2014

Eleven highway projects would get the go-ahead this year under a bill that was taken up in the State Transportation Committee Tuesday.

The projects include bridge rehabilitation on the Highway 60 bridge over the Wisconsin River in Prairie du Sac.

Gov. Scott Walker called for $43 million of an expected surplus this year to go toward projects across the state.

“With this bill we would be taking a small step to complete some projects that are ready to be completed,” Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb said. “They are high-priority projects in this biennium, and it gives us an opportunity to make some necessary repairs sooner, to be more proactive.”

Gottlieb said this will allow some other projects to move up in the pipeline, and will still leave the transportation fund with a $40 million surplus at the end of two years.