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Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle announces $48.9 million funding for local bridge improvement assistance

Governor Jim Doyle announced on Thursday, December 30, 2010 that the Department of Transportation will fund 209 bridge projects along Wisconsin’s approximately 100,000-mile local roads system with $48.9 million. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) oversees the Local Bridge Improvement Assistance Program. This program provides 80 percent federal or state funding to replace or rehabilitate deteriorating bridges and requires a 20 percent local funding share.

“This federal, state and local partnership will complete necessary improvements to local bridges throughout the state,” said Governor Doyle. “These projects will enhance public safety and support economic development along our local transportation network.”

In Wisconsin, county officials set priorities for local bridge and highway improvement projects. While construction timetables for the projects vary, most of the work is expected to be completed over the next three to five years. A list of projects being funded through the Local Bridge Improvement Assistance Program can be viewed on the WisDOT Web site.




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