Federal COVID-19 relief money to move up several area road, bridge projects
MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — Federal COVID-19 relief funding will allow 42 Wisconsin highway construction projects, including several in the west-south-central area of the state, to advance ahead of schedule.
The funding, approved in late 2020, totals $147.3 million, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
“Wisconsin, like other states, experienced transportation revenue shortfalls as a result of the pandemic, and this helps put us back on course,” said WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson.
WisDOT is investing the money to accelerate bridge and pavement construction projects that will improve the safety and pavement conditions, Thompson said.
Projects were selected to address priority roadway and bridge condition needs.
Highway and bridge projects in west- and south-central Wisconsin advanced into fiscal 2021 affect the following highways:
• Buffalo County: Wisconsin 37, Alma-Mondovi
• Crawford County: Wisconsin 82, Lansing-DeSoto
• Crawford: Wisconsin 179. Eastman-Steuben
• Grant County: Wisconsin 81, Cassville-Lancaster
• Grant: Wisconsin 133, Mount Hope-Boscobel
• Jackson County: US 10, Osseo-Fairchild
• Jackson: Wisconsin 71, Melrose-Sparta
• Jackson: Wisconsin 108, West Salem-Melrose
• Lafayette County: Wisconsin 126, Wisconsin 81-Belmont
• Lafayette: Wisconsin 11, Shullsburg-Monroe
• Lafayette: Wisconsin 11-Mineral Point
• Monroe County: Wisconsin 71, Wilton-Elroy
• Vernon County: Wisconsin 162, Stoddard-Coon Valley
• Vernon: Wisconsin 56, Viroqua-Richland Center.
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