DOT puts brakes on 5 major road projects in budget crunch
Madison — The state Department of Transportation is delaying five major road projects for at least two years because it doesn’t have the money for the work under the state budget crafted by Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans in the Legislature.
The delays — including on some stretches that already have orange barrels on the road — could end up being longer because legislators for years have been unable to come up with ways to find new revenue for highways.
The delays on the five projects will likely have a cascading effect that will push off work on future projects, but the department hasn’t said what those could be.