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State to help fund repair of Whitewater bridges

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Gazette staff
August 25, 2011
— The state will help pay for Whitewater's North Street Bridge project, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. announced Wednesday.

The $419,500 Community Development Block Grant will go toward the rebuilding the two North Street bridges, according to a news release.


E&N Hughes of Monroe was awarded the bid on the $1.33 million project and work began this month, according to the city's website.


Pedestrian sidewalks will be constructed on both sides of each bridge. The project includes new stormwater, sewer and water lines the project area, which is between First Street and Jefferson Street.


Construction and installation is expected to be completed by the end of November.


The work has required the removal of trees, according to the city. More trees will be removed later this year to make way for the multi-use path from North Street to Main Street, which will be constructed next spring.


The WEDC describes itself as "Wisconsin's lead economic development agency responsible for economic development activities previously administered by the Department of Commerce, a state agency eliminated on July 1, 2011."



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