Audit Shows Wisconsin Road Projects Cost Double Estimates

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, “The cost of major road projects in Wisconsin doubled between the time they were planned and built, a sweeping audit of the state Department of Transportation revealed Thursday [January 26]. It cost $1.5 billion to build 19 major projects between 2006 and 2015 — $772.5 million more than originally estimated, the Legislative Audit Bureau found.” The report adds, “The skyrocketing costs will influence the debate over whether more money should be put toward roads, giving both sides arguments.”