Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Press Release

Deadlines set for transportation projects

State law requires projects to move forward or funding will be rescinded

By - May 30th, 2014 04:26 pm

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) today notified municipalities they must move forward with 56 projects administered through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) or risk losing funds that were previously awarded for the projects.

TAP combines programs that provide grants for various projects such as improved bicycle facilities, sidewalks and pedestrian facilities. State law requires TAP projects to commence within four years of the grant award date, or by July 2, 2014, whichever is later.

Projects that were originally approved as far back as 1998 through 2010 could be affected. Many of these infrastructure projects are complex and often involve numerous steps prior to construction. WisDOT will be working with communities with long-dormant projects to determine if the community can commit to construction to meet statutorily required deadlines.

Projects that are not commenced will have their grant awards rescinded. The new requirements ensure that millions of dollars in funding is being put to good use and projects are moving forward within the four year timeline.

Municipalities may choose to pursue alternative funding to complete the affected projects and may also compete for TAP funding in future award cycles for the same projects.

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