From a Jan. 2004 (that’s a full year after Doyle took office) Wisconsin Department of Transportation memo:
WisDOT has created a multi-division team to analyze the SEWRPC (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission) recommendations and develop a 30-year implementation plan. The review will address key issues:
- Timing of critical pavement and bridge needs and the probable need for continued rehabilitation, even prior to and during reconstruction;
- Priority staging for corridors and interchanges, and the resulting timetable and costs for planning and environmental studies for each corridor; (Emphasis added)
So there you have it. Doyle did not tell the truth. WisDOT, which makes the actual decisions in issues like this, was still weighing the issue of timing a full year after Doyle took office.
For shame, Mr. Doyle.