Governor Walker announces $2.2 million in Lift Bridge Aids to four cities
The Lift Bridge Aids program reimburses cities for costs associated with maintaining and operating lift bridges on highways that provide connections to the state trunk highway system.
Governor Scott Walker today announced that checks totaling $2,208,461 are being distributed to four Wisconsin cities to cover costs incurred in 2014 for maintaining and operating nine lift bridges on Wisconsin’s connecting highways. The communities and Lift Bridge Aids include:
|City||Lift Bridge Aids||Street(s)|
|Green Bay||$319,926||Main Street|
|Manitowoc||$220,749||8th Street and 10th Street|
|Milwaukee||$1,010,173||Kinnickinnic Street, Broadway Street, Wells Street and State Street|
|Racine||$657,614||Main Street and State Street|
The Lift Bridge Aids program reimburses cities for costs associated with maintaining and operating lift bridges on highways that provide connections to the state trunk highway system. The program is administered through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), and funded through the Transportation Fund from state-collected highway user fees, motor fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees.
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