Wisconsin’s Transportation Projects Commission Tuesday recommended that four major highway project candidates be “enumerated” – added to the list for construction in the next state budget.
The projects include: a 45-mile section of I-39/90 in southern Wisconsin; a five-mile segment of US 10/WIS 441 near Appleton; a nine-mile section of WIS 38 in southeast Wisconsin; and an 11-mile section of WIS 15 between Appleton and New London.
Governor Jim Doyle, who chairs the 15-member TPC, said with the state already rebuilding I-94 from the state line to Milwaukee, it’s important to move forward with the I-39/90 project as another major entry into the state. “As our transportation needs continue to grow we must continue making investments, like the projects approved today, to help Wisconsin businesses and workers remain competitive in a global economy,” said Doyle.
“Improvements to I-39/90 are absolutely necessary, if we are to keep motorists safe and strengthen South Central Wisconsin’s economy,” said Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan (D-Janesville).