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Oconomowoc DMV to remain open

Oconomowoc DMV

The Oconomowoc Department of Motor Vehicles office will remain open after Gov. Scott Walker's administration reversed its original plan to close 16 motor vehicle offices in the state.

Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb said Thursday that while the new plan is more expensive, he believes the best overall course is to expand services.

"We think this is going to make life a lot easier for people who are going to get a driver's license," Gottlieb said. He did not know how much more expensive the new approach of not closing any offices would be. The state budget allotted $10 million over the next two years for the expansion.

The new plan will add four new DMV offices in Viroqua, Alma, Fall Creek and Keshena and expand the number of hours all offices are open by 620 hours weekly or 32,000 more a year. The additions mean there will be 92 DMV offices across the state.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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