WisDOT Secretary Frank Busalacchi's news conference in Milwaukee today brought the welcome news that a troubled Zoo Interchange bridge could be more quickly replaced - - like about seven weeks early ! - - but that leaves two big questions:
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Why did the Secretary say last week that it would take until Memorial Day to get the bottleneck fixed?
And will WisDOT and the State Patrol enforce a weight limit on the new span - - not merely posting it but enforcing it? - - so that overweight trucks don't have the green light to run through and tear up new surfaces and spans, and the older pavement and supports, too?
And the other structures in the interchange: can we get some enforcement there, also, now that we have had this debacle?
OK - - that's three questions, but you get my drift.
To me, it seems as if WisDOT is lurching around, with orders being fired and contracts being let, and none of this inspires confidence in the daily leadership and strategic direction of the Department from the Madison home office.
I'm glad to see that the inconveniences are going to be be lessened, but it all sure does leave you wondering when the next shoes will drop.
Can we get some answers?