Saturday, February 16, 2008

Michael Horne calls out WisDOT

Michael Horne at MilwaukeeWorld did some asking of WisDOT and got a "sort of" answer to his question about traffic counts about traffic counts at the controversial 27th St. freeway exit, but not records he requested (WisDOT sometimes has problems with that pesky open records law). Even the information WisDOT provided him demonstrates that the agency has been undercounting cars using the southbound exit ramp by 28%.

I don't know if WisDOT considers undercounting by 28% to be mere rounding, but I do hope that it isn't rounding down by 28% on its estimated $1.9 billion cost for the proposed, unfunded North-South I-94 expansion project. Or maybe that is the hundreds of millions of dollars in interest costs on bonding for the project that WisDOT never mentions when talking about its price.

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