Walker approves $9.5 million in awards for new freight program

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Gov. Scott Walker

MADISON (WITI) — Governor Scott Walker announced seven awards totaling $9,506,872 through the Surface Transportation Program – Freight (STP – Freight), which is funded through federal dollars. This two year pilot program was created following the Governor’s Second Annual Freight Summit held in November 2012.

STP – Freight rating criteria focus on projects associated with multimodal and intermodal facilities or  warehousing and distribution centers; projects that improve local freight connections to the state highway network; and projects that provide many-to-one and one-to-many connections. Projects that are able to be completed quickly (preferably within two years) received priority in the rating process.

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Project Description

Type

Chippewa County 2.1 mile reconditioning of Highway T from 10th Avenue to WIS 29 Design & Construction
La Crosse County .5 mile reconditioning of Highway B from WIS 16 to River Valley Drive with bridge replacement Design & Construction
City of Baraboo 1.2 mile reconstruction of South Boulevard from WIS 123 to US 12 Construction
City of Milwaukee .1 mile reconstruction of US 41 at intersection of North 27th Street & West Lisbon Avenue Design & Construction
City of Milwaukee .1 mile pavement replacement and resurfacing of WIS 32 at intersection of East Ward Street, South Allis Street & East Bay Street Design & Construction
City of Milwaukee .1 mile pavement replacement of West North Avenue from North 31st Street to North 30th Street with bridge replacement Construction
Milwaukee County 1.5 mile pavement reconditioning of Highway Y (East Layton Street) from WIS 38 (South Howell Avenue) to South Pennsylvania Avenue Design, Real Estate & Construction

For more information on the STP – Freight program, visit: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/localgov/highways/stp-freight.htm