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Jan 14, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 14, 2022

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

NEW: Wisconsin to Receive $225 Million for Bridge Repairs From Infrastructure Law

MADISON, Wis. – This morning, the Biden-Harris administration announced their Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program (Bridge Formula Program), which is funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The program – which is administered by the Federal Highway Association – is the largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system.

In total, Wisconsin will receive $225 million to revamp and rebuild the state’s bridges. In 2022 alone, the state will receive $45 million. Thanks to President Biden and Democrats championing this historic legislation, Wisconsinites will be able to drive to work, school, and across the state knowing their bridges are secure and resilient.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law builds on Governor Evers’ continued commitment to repairing Wisconsin’s aging infrastructure – which suffered from years of neglect by the Kleefisch-Walker administration and Wisconsin GOP refusing much-needed federal funds. Since taking office, Gov. Evers has improved more than 1,700 miles of highways and more than 1,250 bridges.

“The Democratic Party is all about building bridges and connecting folks from across the state – in this case, we’re talking about literal bridges,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Rapid Response Director Julia Hamelburg. “Every time Wisconsinites hit the road, they’ll be reminded that Democrats delivered this critical funding in their infrastructure and safety – despite the best efforts of the Wisconsin GOP to derail the bill.”

Read about the full impact of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in Wisconsin here

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