Please see the statement* below that Representative Rohrkaste
(R-Neenah) and I released on Thursday regarding the Department
of Transportation's announcement that several major road
projects, including the U.S. 10/State 441 Interchange and State
Highway 15, will be delayed.
Rep. Rohrkaste and Rep. Murphy Joint Statement on Highway
10/441 Project Delay
Fox Valley Legislators Call on the Committee on Joint Finance
to Release Funding
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that
five major road projects, including the Highway 10/441 project
in the Fox Valley, will be delayed. Representative Mike
Rohrkaste (R-Neenah) and Representative Dave Murphy
(R-Greenville) released the following statement in response to
"We are very disappointed this key project has been delayed
after being assured throughout the budget process that this
project is a top priority," said Rohrkaste.
"Next to the Zoo Interchange, the Highway 10/441 Interchange is
the most important highway project in the state that is already
under construction," Murphy said. "The completion of this vital
interchange will bring increased economic activity to the whole
In the budget, the legislature set aside $350 million in
contingency bonding to fund projects that are critical to the
state and the economy that must be authorized by the Joint
Finance Committee (JFC).
Rohrkaste and Murphy call on the DOT to submit a formal request
to the JFC to continue funding the Highway 10/441 project and
for the JFC to release the funds. They also urge their
colleagues in the Senate who are reluctant to utilize these
funds to rethink their position.
*This statement was sent to statewide media outlets,
including our local newspaper and radio media.