MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers together with Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson made three stops across the state yesterday on “Pothole Patrol” to repair potholes and discuss the governor’s Badger Bounceback agenda’s investments for local roads and highways. The governor and secretary-designee repaired roads in Chippewa Falls, Wausau, and Appleton, and spoke with local leaders about their communities’ needs.

“I always said we were going to fix the darn roads, so that’s what Craig and I spent the day doing,” said Gov. Evers. “Repairing our roads isn’t just a public safety measure, but having strong roads and robust infrastructure is vital to our Wisconsin economy. Our transportation system is critical to ensuring our state bounces back from this pandemic better than before it hit, which is why my Badger Bounceback budget builds on our last budget by bringing the state’s biennial investment in general transportation aids for cities, villages, towns, and counties to the highest level ever.”

“We’re not just talking about fixing the roads, we’re rolling up our sleeves and getting to work. Communities all across Wisconsin are seeing positive results from the state’s investment in our transportation and this budget strengthens Gov. Evers’ commitment to fixing our roads and enhancing our overall transportation infrastructure, while also addressing changes that our transportation infrastructure needs,” said Secretary-designee Thompson.

Photos of the stops are available here, here, and here, provided courtesy of the governor’s office.

More information on the governor’s proposed investments in Wisconsin’s roads and infrastructure is available here.

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