Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Drudge Discovers Highway Projects Are - - Gasp! - - Expensive

Had to laugh at the headline on Matt Drudge's website today expressing shock that roadwork in LA could cost $25 million a mile.

Said the under-informed Drudge: "Stimulus: $25 million A MILE to repave a road?..."

Wisconsin is pledged to spend $1.7 billion rebuilding the thirty-five mile stretch of I-94 from Milwaukee to the Illinois state line - - so seventy miles total - - which is about, oh, $25 million a mile.

Throw in another $200 million for an added lane, and the Wisconsin projects tops out at $1.9 billion.


Anonymous said...

And rail by the mile is.... what, chump change.

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

LOL. If Drudge only knew.