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Feb 02, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

February 2, 2022

Contact: Julia Hamelburg (julia.hamelburg@wisdems.org

FACT SHEET: WI Projects Benefiting from Infrastructure’s Great Lakes Funding

MADISON, Wis. – Thanks to President Biden, Senator Baldwin, and Reps. Kind, Moore, and Pocan, Wisconsin is receiving over one billion dollars to fund Great Lakes community projects and further improve water infrastructure across the state.

In 2022, the Biden-Harris administration is investing $14 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to fund 500 waterway projects across 52 states and territories. These projects will strengthen U.S. supply chains by reducing shipping bottlenecks and increasing our nation’s resilience to climate change. 

Despite every member of the Wisconsin GOP voting against this once-in-a-generation infrastructure investment, the following Wisconsin communities and projects will benefit from this funding:

Western Wisconsin

  • $830 million for the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program to modernize locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River
  • $350,000 for River Falls’ Kinnickinnic River Restoration to complete feasibility study (Pierce County)
  • $5.31 million for Arcadia to initiate construction (Trempealeau County)

Northern Wisconsin

  • $625,000 for the City of Bayfield’s Apostle Islands Marina Breakwall Restoration Project (Bayfield County)
  • $1.935 million for the Red Cliff Band Reservation wastewater treatment (Bayfield County)
  • $450,000 for the City of Superior’s Hill Avenue Interceptor Rehabilitation Project (Douglas County)

Green Bay, Door County Region

  • $500,000 for dredging on the Big Suamico River (Brown County)
  • $50,000 for Central Brown County Water Authority to complete feasibility study (Brown County)
  • $19.166 million for Algoma Harbor to repair south breakwater (Kewaunee County)
  • $1.5 million for Menasha Dam repairs on the Fox River (Winnebago County)

Southeast Wisconsin

  • $75,000 for Kenosha to complete feasibility studies on the South Branch Pike River (Kenosha County)

Great Lakes Region

  • $225.8 million for the Brandon Road Project in Illinois to prevent Asian Carp from reaching the Great Lakes