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Gov. Evers: Transportation Budget Investments PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 17 August 2023 10:09

evers-speaksMADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today delivered the Democratic Radio Address on his 2023-25 biennial budget investments to build the 21st-century infrastructure Wisconsin needs to support a 21st-century economy and workforce. Since 2019, the Evers Administration has improved over 5,800 miles of roads and nearly 1,600 bridges across the state. The 2023-25 biennial budget continues building upon those efforts by making several key investments in Wisconsin’s roads, bridges, and infrastructure. More information can be found here.

Audio File of Radio Address.

Hey there, folks. It’s Governor Tony Evers here.

When I ran to be your governor, I promised to fix the darn roads—and I meant it!

After years of neglect that led to crumbling roads and infrastructure across our state, in my first term, we provided new funding for highways, local roads, transit aids, and we made historic investments in our infrastructure, investing more ongoing revenue than ever before while maintaining the lowest bond rating levels in the last 20 years.

And since 2019, I’m proud that my administration has improved nearly 1,600 bridges and over 5,800 miles of roads across the state—and I’ve even improved some of those roads myself while out on Pothole Patrol!

So, I’m proud the third biennial budget I signed into law earlier this month builds on these efforts with significant investments, including $100 million for the Local Road Improvement Program, $150 million for the newly created Agricultural Road Improvement Program, and the highest-ever funding for general transportation aids.

These investments will go directly into local communities to help improve the roads families, farmers, and communities use every day to get from point A to point B.

We’re also investing in local bridge improvement projects across the state, as well as the critical interstate Blatnik Bridge reconstruction project in Superior and the Nitschke Bridge in Green Bay.

Safe, reliable infrastructure is critical to the success of Wisconsin’s economy and workforce, and ensuring these connections for local communities is essential to keeping our state moving forward.

Together, we will build the 21st-century infrastructure Wisconsin needs to support a 21st-century economy and workforce. Thank you.

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