Sauk City stops Highway 12 expansion

By Paul Snyder

Sauk City refuses to let the state expand Highway 12 within village borders until someone comes up with more than $1 million to move the sewer, water and electric lines under the road.

“We feel if the state is going to do this project and come in and tell us it’s going to be about $1.2 million, we shouldn’t have to pay for that,” said Village Trustee Richard Marks. “It’s not like it’s a village street, and we’re the ones in there tearing everything up.”

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation had scheduled for this year the expansion of Highway 12 from two to four lanes through the village, said Village Administrator Vicki Bruenig.

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