Federal Funding to Help Accelerate Wisconsin Roadway Repairs

$2.5 million will assist with the estimated $10 million in damages to roadways

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation received notice today that $2.5 million in emergency federal funding is being released to assist in the repair of roadways damaged ruing heavy rains and flooding last week in northwest Wisconsin.

Emergency assessments, operations, and repairs have been ongoing since storms brought 11 or more inches of rain to some areas. Multiple roadways were overtaken by water and damaged. Some even collapsed as the supportive soils washed away in floodwaters.

The funding is identified as “quick release” funding, which enables the state to expand recovery work immediately, while continuing to identify repair and recovery needs.

WisDOT so far has identified nearly $10 million in repair needs for state and federal highways directly related to last week’s storms.

Motorists are advised to drive with caution on all area roads in the affected areas and are reminded not to drive through standing water.

For up-to-date information on closures and detours, visit 511wi.gov

Categories: Community-imported, Environment-imported, Road Construction and Bridges-imported, Transportation-imported