Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Press Release

Governor Walker announces over $83 million in payments to local governments

For calendar year 2017, local governments will share an estimated $433 million from the state transportation fund to build and maintain local roads and bridges.

By - Apr 27th, 2017 10:01 am
Road Closed. Photo by Dave Reid.

Road Closed. Photo by Dave Reid.

Governor Scott Walker today announced that earlier this month local governments received quarterly payments totaling $83,586,968 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

Payments to Wisconsin’s 1,925 local units of government include: $80,315,119 in General Transportation Aids; $3,015,874 to municipalities entitled to receive Connecting Highway Aids; and $255,975 to Milwaukee County for Expressway Policing Aids.

General Transportation Aids help defray the costs of constructing, maintaining, and operating roads and streets under local jurisdiction. Connecting Highway Aids reimburse municipalities for maintenance and traffic control of certain state highways within municipalities.

For calendar year 2017, local governments will share an estimated $433 million from the state transportation fund to build and maintain local roads and bridges, which includes Expressway Policing Aids to the Milwaukee County Sheriff Department for patrol of Milwaukee expressways. 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.

Communities also receive state transportation fund revenues for public transit, elderly and disabled transportation, and airport and harbor development. Local communities may also receive state and federal funds for specific highway and bridge construction projects.

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