February 15, 2021 – Three bridges – County Trunk Highway (CTH) T over Flemming Creek, CTH YY over Bostwick Creek, and CTH I over Bostwick Creek are between 45 and 50 years old. All had been load posted for more than a decade.
February 3, 2021 – Traffic on CTH H has increased immensely in the approximately 15 years since US 151 was upgraded to a four-lane highway. Higher traffic volume and heavier vehicles have contributed to the deterioration of the asphalt and rutting of CTH H’s surface.
January 25, 2021 – Coming to Dane County is a Flex Lane project that will allow vehicle traffic on paved shoulders during peak travel times. This initiative will help alleviate congestion on the Beltline while WisDOT studies a longer-term fix.
December 30, 2020 – The resurrection of the study of the I-39/90/94 project is great news for our state. This corridor, a critical freight corridor that serves as the gateway for tourists to the Wisconsin Dells and beyond, is a backbone route in Wisconsin.
November 20, 2020 – The $264.9 million Verona Road project in Dane County is complete. This project, started in 2013, reconstructed a stretch of the roadway that carries 60-70,000 vehicles a day.
October 12, 2020 – The Village of Blanchardville replaced 40+-year-old water and wastewater systems and reconstructed six affected streets with the help of the USDA Rural Development program. Without these funds, the Village would have had to do piecemeal repairs over a decade while continuing to battle water main breaks, infiltration issues, and degrading streets.
September 28, 2020 – The USDOT awarded $31.8 million to a joint Wisconsin-Minnesota rail project – the Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Intercity Passenger Rail Service Project. This project is expected to increase economic development, enhance the passenger experience, and improve the efficiency of travel in the region.
September 2, 2020 – 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.
August 16, 2020 – Madison will receive a $4.7M FTA grant to help create a BRT, or Bus Rapid Transit, system in the city. This project is expected to help reduce traffic on Madison’s Isthmus, better connect the east and west sides of the city, and make Metro’s current system “smarter and faster.”