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Wisconsin Department of Transportation Commits $138 Million to Infrastructure Projects

Wisconsin's Department of Transportation, in collaboration with Governor Tony Evers, has announced a significant investment in the state's infrastructure. The $138 million initiative covers a wide range of construction activities aimed at improving transportation facilities across various counties, including significant enhancements at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation Commits $138 Million to Infrastructure Projects

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Commits $138 Million to Infrastructure Projects

Wisconsin's Department of Transportation (WisDot), in collaboration with Governor Tony Evers, has announced a major investment in the state's infrastructure network. Over $138 million has been allocated for a wide range of transportation projects, making the January 24 Highway Letting a significant event for Wisconsin's future development. The initiative encompasses reconstruction, repairs, and upgrades across multiple counties, marking a major step forward in the state's commitment to improving transportation facilities.

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Multi-Faceted Infrastructure Projects

The projects, covering Waukesha, Marathon, Milwaukee, Racine, Washington, Green Lake, and Sawyer Counties, involve a wide array of tasks. These include milling, grading, paving with both concrete and hot mix asphalt (HMA), culvert pipe installations, storm and sanitary sewer works, curb and gutter constructions, sidewalk installations, street lighting, traffic signals, and pavement marking. More substantial works include bridge and structure replacements, guardrail installations, and landscaping. These initiatives represent a comprehensive approach to infrastructure improvement, addressing various elements essential to a reliable and efficient transportation network.

Enhancements to University Facilities

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Beyond the standard transportation projects, the initiative also includes mechanical upgrades at Harrington Hall in the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. This project focuses on the replacement of the building's HVAC system, demonstrating WisDot's commitment to enhancing facilities beyond the transportation sector.

Increased Financial Assistance for Infrastructure

The announcement highlighted a significant increase in financial assistance for transportation-related projects in 2024 compared to 2023. This includes General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids, and Expressway Policing Aids to support municipalities in their infrastructure improvements. The funding covers costs for construction, maintenance, and operation of roads and streets under local jurisdiction and includes a two percent increase over the previous year's allocations. This commitment underscores the importance of a robust transportation network and the role it plays in the region's overall development.

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