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Walker wants Highway 41 upgraded to interstate

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker wants Highway 41 between Milwaukee and Green Bay to be upgraded to an interstate.

Walker is expected to announce plans for improving the highway in Green Bay Tuesday afternoon. The upgrade would need approval of the Federal Highway Authority. The state Department of Transportation would spend the next few years improving the 142-mile highway segment. It would cost $15 million to $20 million to make improvements, including widening the shoulders and installing cable guardrails along some medians.

The Journal Sentinel says (http://bit.ly/iQURGz ) the interstate would be the first new one in Wisconsin since 1996 when Highway 51 was converted to I-39 between Portage and Wausau.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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