Thursday, December 24, 2009

WisDOT to Counties: Don't Do Road Maintenance

Since Doylet stole .....what, $400 million? $1 Billion......from the highway fund, there are effects.

WisDOT contracts with various counties to maintain the state county trunk highway system, he said, but the state budget cuts mean maintenance such as pothole filling and crack sealing likely will drop next year.

“There’s a domino effect you’re going to see immediately,” Takerian said. “We got a memo saying, ‘Don’t do preventative maintenance, only reactionary.’ So pothole problems are going to be absolutely magnified, and a lot of issues are going to continue into summer.”

I think the State could do very well without a Governor's office for the rest of 2009. That's a pothole which SHOULD be filled.

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