MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - It will cost taxpayers more than expected for a new rail concourse at Milwaukee's intermodal transportation system.
The state DOT said Monday that the total price tag went up from almost $19 million to about $23.5 million.
Higher construction costs were blamed -- along with additional costs for design and engineering work.
The Milwaukee station serves Amtrak and freight lines that go through the city. The project includes a new roof, escalators and elevators for passengers to reach various boarding platforms, and an improved pedestrian tunnel for emergencies.
The state is picking up $12 million dollars for the project, and the federal government $11 million.
Construction is expected to begin sometime this summer. The changes are required by the Federal Railroad Administration.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)