$149 million in state funds announced for local road projects

The money is in addition to funding from the federal infrastructure bill

MADISON  (WKBT) – $149 million will fund local road projects throughout Wisconsin over the next five years.

Thursday, Governor Evers announced the funding from the state’s 2021-23 Biennial Budget.

“So far, we have improved more than 1,700 miles of roads and nearly 1,300 bridges throughout our state, and today we’re making another major investment in the improvement of our local roads,” Gov. Evers said. “Towns, villages, cities, and counties across Wisconsin worked closely with WisDOT to plan these projects, and we are confident they will make a real difference for Wisconsinites in communities across the state.”

The funding will cover 342 projects over five years through the DOT’s Local Roads Improvement Program. Three projects in La Crosse County were awarded funds, including Theater Road in Onalaska, Breidel Coulee Road in the Town of Shelby, and County Highway ZM.

A full list of project recipients can be found here.

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