Government and Politics
October 6, 2022From: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers
Funding will support more than 150 transportation projects across Wisconsin
MADISON — Governor Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), on Oct 3rd, announced the next cycle of funding from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) will provide more than $235 million for more than 150 local road and bridge projects in 66 counties across the state.
“We’ve been working hard to improve more than 4,600 miles of highways and locally owned roads while making the long-term investments in our state’s infrastructure, and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is going to help ensure we can continue building on our work into the future,” said Gov. Evers. “By investing in state and local transportation projects, we’re demonstrating our commitment to continuing this work and to providing the people of Wisconsin with a safe, dependable, and multi-modal transportation system that will serve our state for years to come. With this once-in-a-generation funding, we’re improving the quality of life for Wisconsinites in every corner of the state and strengthening our state’s economic future.”
Since 2019, according to WisDOT, the Evers Administration has improved more than 4,600 miles of highways and roads, including more than 1,700 miles of locally owned roads and nearly 1,500 bridges across the state.
“We are allocating this funding throughout Wisconsin to make quality investments and build a 21st century transportation system,” said WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson. “We chose to put this BIL funding where it is most needed—in high-priority state and local highway and bridge projects. In collaboration with all levels of government, we are delivering reliable transportation infrastructure to benefit all users for years to come.”
The Surface Transportation Program (STP) allocates federal funds to complete a variety of improvements to federal-aid-eligible roadways in rural or urban areas. The Local Bridge Improvement Assistance Program distributes federal and state funds to help local governments rehabilitate and replace the most seriously deficient existing federal-aid-eligible local structures on Wisconsin’s local highway systems.
Earlier this year, WisDOT released funding allocations for federal fiscal year 2022, which runs from Oct. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2022.
Below is the funding allocation by program for federal fiscal years 2023-26.
The funding will be distributed over the next four federal fiscal years, Oct. 1, 2022 through Sept. 30, 2026.
An online version of this release is available here.