Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wisconsin transportation officials inspire no confidence when estimating road project costs

A nearly 150% increase.  (This is what conservative dogma looks like.)

Cost of I-39 expansion south of Madison balloons to nearly $2 billion.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/7/2017)
Correcting their egregious errors.  The full cost wasn't clear until recently because of how Gov. Scott Walker's DOT had been tabulating the costs.

Related reading (more of the same):
Wisconsin road projects cost double estimates.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/26/2017)
Brilliant deduction Sen. Cowles!  Another 16 projects that were ongoing as of August 2016 saw similar spikes in their costs. Originally expected to cost $2.7 billion, they are now slated to come in at $5.8 billion, the audit found. 
"They're not estimating them properly," state Sen. Rob Cowles (R-Allouez) said on WHBY (1150 AM).

Related post:
Scott Walker looks ahead into the future!  (3/2/2017)

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