Slightly more than a year after the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin County Highway Association announced the Low-Risk Bridge Pilot Program, half of the 16 program bridges have been replaced or will be this year. The pilot program has resulted in expedited project delivery and reduced costs.
Wisconsin receives its first designated national bike routes – USBR 30 and USBR 230. This corridor from Milwaukee to Bluff Siding on the Mississippi River will draw local, regional, and national cyclists to communities along the trail and positively impact Wisconsin’s economy.
In partnership with the Village of Dallas, Barron County was able to move forward with the reconstruction of County Highway U within the village limits thanks to a grant made possible by one-time funds provided in the last state budget.
Canadian National plans to build a 58-acre auto compound in New Richmond, and the railroad’s 2020 investment will center on the area near the the Wisconsin / Minnesota border.