BARRON COUNTY -- Barron County Highway Commissioner Mark Servi has issued the following press release regarding the recent Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) Funding Program announcement from Governor Evers.
Statewide, 84 towns, 34 cities and villages, and 34 counties will receive funding from the program. The projects funded will improve the safety, connectivity and economic growth in each community. The MLS Program received $1.47 Billion in project requests for over 1,500 projects statewide.
The Barron County Highway Department was awarded $350,353.50 for the improvement of CTH U in the Village of Dallas. This section of road is among the lowest rated pavements in Barron County, and the project will include removal of the existing pavement structure and installation of new gravel and pavement. Barron County and the Village of Dallas are providing the matching funding. It is anticipated that the project will be completed in 2020.
In addition, two Barron County Towns were awarded projects. The Town of Rice Lake will receive $331,728.60 for work on 23rd Street, and the Town of Turtle Lake will receive $224,140.94 for work on 10 1⁄2 Avenue. Both Towns will be providing matching funding.
Governor Tony Evers announced that 152 Wisconsin communities will receive grant awards from the Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS), the one-time $75 million funding program for local transportation projects.
“This program is going to have an immediate impact on the lives of a lot of folks,” Governor Evers said. “Communities from as far north as the town of Port Wing, and as far south as the village of Cassville and the county of Kenosha will be receiving funding for transportation projects that local community leaders prioritized.”