MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) – Local governments throughout Wisconsin are receiving more than $99 million in transportation aid this week, including $565,501 for the city of La Crosse and $215,332 to the city of Onalaska.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s quarterly payments to 1,850 villages, towns and cities total $99,147,647 are for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids.
General Transportation Aids help cover the costs of constructing, maintaining and operating roads and streets under local jurisdiction. Connecting Highway Aids reimburse municipalities for maintenance and traffic control on certain state highways within municipalities.
“The importance of a sound transportation system is especially evident as we face the challenge of the COVID-19 public emergency,” Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said.
“The local system is the essential first and last miles, making sure that vital goods like food and medical supplies are getting to where they’re needed,” Thompson said.
For calendar year 2020, local governments will receive an estimated $521 million in financial assistance to support transportation related projects. The tally is a 10 percent increase over the previous biennial budget.
Quarterly payments for cities, towns and villages are sent the first Monday in January, April, July and October. County payments are made in three installments, with 25 percent of the total annual payment on the first Monday in January, 50 percent on the first Monday in July and 25 percent on the first Monday in October.
Other amounts in the area include the following:
- City of Sparta, $139,999
- City of Tomah, $157,060
- City of Viroqua, $59,625
- City of Westby, $24,028
- Village of Holmen, $78,580
- Village of West Salem, $35,846
- Town of Shelby, $43,938
- Town of Onalaska, $31,793.
The full list is available here:
State Highway Money