03/05/2020- Yesterday Governor Tony Evers announced that 152 Wisconsin communities, including some in Marinette County, will receive grant awards from the Multimodal Local Supplement, which is a one-time $75 million funding program for local transportation projects. Over 1600 project applications were received for the program and among those selected for funding was County Highway W, which was allocated nearly $613000. Highway Commissioner Eric Burmeister says that money will help the County finish off a multi-year project to resurface W from Highway 41 to the Village of Crivitz. He says there’s about four miles left to complete- from County Highway G to the Village- and the county’s share of the last leg of the work will be a little less than $300000
In addition to the County’s project, plans for work on Moonshine Hill Road in the Town of Middle Inlet will see $261000 in grant funding and the Town of Pound’s Belgium Road is set to receive $390000. The MLS program was designed to allow communities to prioritize their transportation needs and submit projects supporting a wide range of transportation methods. Governor Evers say the MLS Program and the projects they support are designed to improve safety, connectivity, and economic growth in each of the selected communities.