Barrett asks state to help pay for city road repairs
MILWAUKEE -- Drivers all across the city shake, rattle and roll over potholes every day, hoping for repairs. But the City of Milwaukee says there isn't enough money to fix its damaged roads
"Put the dollars into the local roads where they can do the most good," Mayor Tom Barrett said.
Barrett called on state lawmakers Tuesday to spend surplus transportation money on city streets.
"It doesn't do us any good to spend hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars, billions of dollars on highway projects if people can't get to the highways without going through pothole after pothole after pothole," Barrett said.
"There will never be enough money in the world to replace all the streets in our community," Cudahy Mayor John Hohenfeldt said. "However, getting some of this money, spent wisely at the local level will allow us to repair our aging infrastructure."
"They're already getting, in the budget we're currently in, a four percent increase," Walker said. "We think that's a tremendous help for local governments."