Recently, President Trump awarded Wisconsin with the the largest Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant in state history. We received $67.4 million more from the federal government than we had planned for in the state budget. Because of that surplus, the Joint Committee on Finance met this week to vote on how best to spend the money for our roads and bridges.
Thanks to the additional funding, we will be able to repair or replace every bridge that our local governments identified as needing repair. Now 183 bridges throughout the state will be fixed.
We also made a major investment in the state highway rehabilitation program and will complete a mega project years ahead of schedule. This is great news for motorists and taxpayers.
Finishing I-94 to border will make Wisconsin safer, more competitive, and will continue to grow our economy. This corridor is crucial to our economy. More than $90 billion in freight travels on the North-South every year. Completing the project earlier than expected will save taxpayers money, time, and headaches. It will also speed up many other needed road projects.