Madison Wisconsin State Journal, May 22, 1963, Page 4

Madison Wisconsin State Journal

May 22, 1963

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Madison Wisconsin State Journal (Newspaper) - May 22, 1963, Madison, Wisconsin PAGE 4, SECTION IWISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1963 DIAL Alpine 6-3111 Fee Boost, Bonds Asked for State Road Prosram t>« CAVftTf r RrVVni IK I — - - —    cation    wAtild    radii*    Ka    cai    A    liicpnncin    Tina By SAMUEL C. REFOLDS (Stat* Journal Staff Wrlt*r) '•Project 66," a far-reaching proposal to build 414 miles of new Interstate and four-lane divided highways in Wisconsin four to five years ahead of schedule. vias put before the Legislature Tuesday by Gov. John W. Reynolds. The speed-up program would be financed by car and truck registration    fee    increases    and by borrowing on promised federal highway c o n s t r u ction funds through a new "dummy” corporation.    the    freeways by using the borrow Speaking before a joint session ing procedures outlined. Reynolds In the Assembly chamber. Reyn- said. olds said that "if we are too Republicans in the GOP-con-cautious    and    continue    to plod    trolled Legislature    immediately along in    our    highway    construe-;indicated that “Project 66” wears tion program,    we will have only    an overly-optimistic    number. The NITSCHKE 88 additional miles of modern, divided highways in this state by 1966.” Bond Issue Plan Hie dummy corporation, named projects will not be completed by 1966, they said. Miller Doubtful sation would result, he said. Assemblyman Elmer C. Nitsch-ke (R-Beaver Dam), chairman of the Assembly Highways committee, also said he doubted the program will pass. He predicted it will not be taken up until the Legislature returns after recess, and said “I think we should get our revenue and budget (measures) through first.” June 7 Recess Seen The Legislature will probably recess on or about June 7, and come back in September unless Reynolds calls it back earlier. Reynolds told reporters at a briefing on the highway program Mon-dayaflemoon that the 1966 date is predicted on approval of “Project 66” by July. Assembly Speaker Robert D. Haase (R-Marinette) said h i s main concern was with the main tenance costs the governor’s highway program would entail. The project might take care Wisconsin line. "Highway 15 from Beloit to Milwaukee, an essential route considered by the Toll Road Commission. "Highway 51 from Portage, on the Interstate, to Tomahawk, permitting fast travel all the way to north-central Wisconsin. Highway 41 from the western border of Brown county to Suamico. "Highway 141 from the Milwaukee county line to Route 57, permitting travel on divided highways all the way from Chicago around Milwaukee, to north-eastern Wisconsin, and creases of $9 a year for cars three or less years old, $7 a year on cars four to six years old, $5 year on cars seven to nine years old, $3 a year on cars nine to 12 years old, and $1 a year on cars 13 years or older. The increases would go into effect in January, 1964. The governor recommended no increases in fuel taxes, an idea he had considered and rejected. Trucks now pay annual fees ranging from $16 to $984 a year, depending on weight. Their fees would rise from $4 to $144 a year according to weight. Dairy trucks, which are taxed less by weight than other trucks, would have their yearly fees increased by between $4 and $192 a year, according to weight. Says Methods Outdated Reynolds called the present highway consecution methods of this state badly outdated. "Forty out of the 50 states in the nation, including every other industrial state, have treated Ceremony Planned for May Crowning Carolyn Mosley, of 21 S. Frances st., will crown the statue el Mary at a May crowning ceremony at 8 p.m. Sunday at St. Martin House, 1862 Beld st. Her court of honor will consist of Joanne and Mary Raynoha, of 918 Oak st.; Joyce Mosley, of 21 S. Frances st.; Michele Parris, of 614 Center st.; Gretchen Caire, of 1703 Fisher st.; Charlene Harris, of 1901 Baird st.; Margaret Rose Rogers, of 1854 Beld st.; Terry Bryant, of 1933 Baird st.; and Moira and Deirdra McGrath, of 416 Russell Walk. Junior escorts will be Theresa "Construction of a West Ex-jhighways as capital improvepressway from North ave. in Mil- ments and issued bonds to finance Sen. Jess Miller (R-Richland of building the freeways, he said, Waukee to Route 41, permitting non-stop traffic from Chicago to the Fox river valley.” Economic Boost Seca Providing key’ highway links through the state will boost business and industry, help the tourist- trade, and save lives, Reynolds said. In all, "Project 66 the Wisconsin Hiphway Building C“tfr) h*    lhe    b“'    >*    f    W    ''« «Pk«P wilI gyrate 'll 5 billion of bush Corp., would issue im million in £“>,    «*«    w,th    «*«“    »    'on.    money    » Se    ^    0 bonds to be paid off in 22 to 25    ^    to    «    ”"?>    Zotiim^ZsM years bv vehicle recistration fee Miller, long-time chairman of ly. sod Haase said the ques ion years by vehicle registration fee,    -    ,    u„ increases -bringing in $13.5 mil-    Highways    committee,    j    »s Can you afford to do it lion a year in new revenues.    *°r*    °f    highway    financ-'    Lists    Projects Short term borrowing of $191 ‘n*\anc* Pfoce^ure produce Reynolds sa{d the program promillion backed by promised fed-    !jy*.    !n, .t r“c, poses a compwtfoo of -.he follow- * *    nthl/th    nmitlfl    Wa    .4n*mbvt, .mV «-» ! i *    • eral money would enable completion of the Interstate system by 1966 instead of 1971. In addition, over $100 million J peaks and valleys in constr: tion which would be detrimental ?! to the state, to the contractors, and to the workers.” Periods of heavy employments more would be released for local and overtime, offset by slack pe- ing freeway projects by 1966; "Highway 12 from the Illinois line to the Interstate Highway at Utica in Dane county, linked up with planned four-lane im- highway construction other than riods and unemployment compen- pavement by Illinois up to the Without swift road development, traffic will strangle city and countryside, tourists "will shun Wisconsin’s congested roads,” and "the industrial future of the state will be jeopardized," he added. Hie present $16 a year auto registration fee, "as low as any in the nation,” would remain in effect. Added to it would be fee in- them,” he said, "but we have done nothing about it. 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