$227.4M Federal Funding Awarded to Wisconsin’s Roads and Bridges

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An additional $227.4 million in new federal funding has been awarded to Wisconsin for roads and bridges in fiscal year 2018.

This is the largest INFRA (Infrastructure For Rebuilding America)/FASTLANE grant ever received by Wisconsin and the second-largest awarded by the USDOT this year.

Governor Walker,

Our plan is to invest in more highway projects, nearly 50 more local bridge projects, and complete the I-94 North-South project years ahead of schedule with this funding.

According to statement from Governor Walker’s office, the additional funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) includes:

  • $160 million in federal INFRA grant funds for the I-94 North-South project. The grant will open all lanes to traffic by Memorial Day weekend of 2020 with full completion by 2021, 11 years ahead of schedule. 

The I-94 North-South expansion project began in 2008 and stretches 36 miles from the city of Milwaukee past the Wisconsin/Illinois state line. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation applied for this grant in October 2017.

  • $67.4 million in supplemental highway funds and redistribution funds.

  • $30 million of which is planned by WisDOT to fund 49 more local bridge projects throughout the state.

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