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Gov. Walker says Leo Frigo Bridge Repairs should be completed quickly and efficiently

Construction company wins bid for $7.7 million
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV)--Construction on the Leo Bridge is expected to begin next Monday.  Completing the repairs quickly is a big priority for the state.

During a visit to Appleton, for Project SEARCH, Gov. Scott Walker talked about the importance of repairing the bridge.

“We want to make sure we get going on that as quickly and efficiently as possible," said Governor Walker.

Zenith Tech Inc., out of Waukesha, was chosen to construct the repairs.

The company estimates the costs to be about $7.7 million, but 90-percent of that will be paid for through federal aid.

“That’s why I did that Executive Order so I could qualify for as much federal funds to help because it is a part of interstate 43,” said Governor Walker.

The Leo Frigo Bridge was shutdown last month after it sank nearly 2 feet—having a large impact on not just the traffic.

“I’ve said the bridge is not only important for transportation but certainly for commerce in Northeast Wisconsin,” said Governor Walker.

Zenith Tech crews will be working around the clock to ensure the bridge is completed by January 17th.

If repairs aren’t completed by that date, the construction company will have to pay a fine for every day it’s overdue. 

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