“Good local roads and bridges are part of what makes transportation infrastructure safe, reliable, and efficient, which is why we’re proud to have improved more than 5,800 miles of roads and highways in Wisconsin since 2019,” Evers said. “I was also glad to sign a budget that provided the largest amount of funding for general transportation aids so we can continue to work with and support our local partners to fix the roads, maintain our economic momentum, and improve the quality of life for Wisconsinites across the state.”
For calendar year 2023, local governments will receive more than $526 million in General Transportation Aids financial assistance to support transportation-related projects, a 2% increase over calendar year 2022 allocations provided by the 2021-23 biennial budget signed by Evers. Total funding for all local programs makes up almost one-third of the state transportation budget.
“Efficient and resilient transportation infrastructure starts with good local roads,” WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson said. “Thank you to all the municipal leaders in Wisconsin for their cooperative work to improve our roads and bridges.”
The fourth quarter payments totaled $134,806,117.93 and included:
- General Transportation Aids - $131,534,266.98 to local units of government
- Connecting Highway Aids - $3,015,875.95 to 116 eligible municipalities
- Expressway Policing Aids - $255,975 to Milwaukee County