Bids open for stimulus highway projects
The first Wisconsin highway projects to be done with federal economic stimulus money will cost 7 percent less than expected.
Construction bids were opened Tuesday for 26 state projects and 19 local roads and bridges.
Gov. Jim Doyle said the total cost was $114.6 million, $9 million less than what officials expected.
He calls it a good deal for taxpayers, and it will allow even more projects to benefit from the stimulus package.