Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) today announced that municipalities across the state received more than $163 million in the third quarterly payments for 2022 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.
For calendar year 2022, local governments will receive more than $515 million in general transportation aids (GTA) financial assistance to support transportation-related projects, a 2% increase over calendar year 2021 allocations. Total funding for all WisDOT Local Programs combined makes up almost one-third of the state transportation budget.
“Transportation improvements that increase safety, economic opportunity and quality of life start with our local roads,” WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson said. “Our commitment is to work closely with our local partners and make wise investments to strengthen our transportation infrastructure.”
The third quarter payments, made on Tuesday, July 5, totaled $163,388,841.73 and included:
· General Transportation Aids – $160,116,992.34 to local units of government
· Connecting Highway Aids – $3,015,874.39 to 116 eligible municipalities
· Expressway Policing Aids – $255,975.00 to Milwaukee County
General Transportation Aids help cover the costs of constructing, maintaining, and operating roads and streets under local jurisdiction. Connecting Highway Aids reimburse municipalities for maintenance and traffic control of certain state highways within municipalities. Expressway Policing Aids help the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department with the costs of patrolling expressways within the county.
Quarterly payments for cities, villages, and towns are sent the first Monday in January, April, July, and October. County payments are made in three installments, with 25% of the total annual payment on the first Monday in January; 50% on the first Monday in July; and 25% on the first Monday in October.
A list of the third quarter aid payments is available here: https://wisconsindot.gov/