Lincoln County, Towns of Bradley, Corning receive transportation grants
Funds to be used for Hwy. Q, Tannery Rd., Devil Creek Bridge projects
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor
LINCOLN COUNTY – Lincoln County, the Town of Bradley, and the Town of Corning are among 152 Wisconsin communities that received grant awards from the Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS), a one-time $75 million funding program for local transportation projects.
The MLS program was designed to allow communities to prioritize their transportation needs and submit projects ranging from roads and bridges to harbors and railroads, to transit equipment and pedestrian and bicycle accommodations.
In Lincoln County, $560,000 will be used for work on County Highway Q. Funds for a Tannery Road project in the Town of Bradley totaled $449,433.41, and $213,109.01 was allocated for work on the Devil Creek Bridge in the Town of Corning.
Statewide, 84 towns, 34 cities and villages, and 34 counties will receive funding from the program, according to a statement from Governor Tony Evers’s office.
“No matter where you go in Wisconsin, folks can all agree that we need to fix our crumbling roads,” These newly funded projects are going to impact folks all across our state, improving safety, connectivity, and economic growth in each community,” Evers said in the statement from Wednesday, March 4.
Over 1,600 applications for the MLS program were received, with most being for road projects.
Three separate committees comprised of local representatives from counties, cities, villages and towns met in January and February to review the applications, with projects in nearly all of the state’s 72 counties receiving funding as a result, the governor’s office said.
To view a full list of projects, visit www.wisconsindot.gov/Documents/doing-bus/local-gov/astnce-pgms/aid/mls-awards.pdf.