The City of Marinette is receiving a one million dollar Transportation Economic Assistance grant from the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation.  The announcement was made today by Governor Tony Evers.

The grant supports a $2.6 million reconstruction of Ludington Street in Marinette that will provide better access to the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard.

Ludington Street will be reconstructed from the US 41/Hall Avenue intersection east to Stanton Street near the entrance of shipyard. The project will reinforce the road base as well as add new pavement and storm water drainage. The project is expected to begin later this year and be completed in fall 2022.

Fincantieri Marinette Marine is currently making $200 million in site improvements related to its new Frigate contract with the US Navy. Over the past five years, WisDOT has also awarded $34 million directly to Fincantieri Marinette Marine from the Harbor Assistance program (HAP) to improve its shipyard.