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Local road projects to receive federal funds

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Gazette Staff
March 12, 2009
— Two local road projects are among 49 Gov. Jim Doyle on Wednesday asked the Joint Committee on Finance to finance with $42.5 million in federal economic recovery funds.

The local projects are on County C in the village of Sharon and a Blackhawk Creek bridge on County A in Harmony Township.


Doyle submitted a list of 19 local bridge projects totaling $8.2 million and 30 local road, bridge and transportation enhancement projects with an estimated cost of $34 million. The projects would be the first local road and bridge projects to receive a share of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.


The local projects were identified through a solicitation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.


The department is conducting a second stage of solicitations to identify additional local projects. The Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided about $529 million to Wisconsin for state and local highway and bridge projects. About 30 percent of this total, or about $158 million, is available for local projects.


The state expects to begin letting these projects out for bid in April.



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