Area Municipalities Get Quarterly Road Funds
Municipalities in the counties of Marinette, Oconto, Florence and Forest received checks for the second quarter of general transportation aids, connecting highway and expressway policing aids from the Wisconsin Depart-ment of Transportation, according to Gov. Scott Walker.
Marinette County municipalities received $1,042,703, Oconto $897,537, Florence $195,528 and Forest $398,656.
April payments to 1,852 local units of government from the Wisconsin Depart-ment of Transportation (Wis-DOT) include: $77,226,068 in General Transportation Aids; $3,015,874 to municipalities entitled to receive Connecting Highway Aids; and $255,975 to Milwaukee County for Expressway Policing Aids.
For calendar year 2013, local governments will share an estimated $416.6 million in reimbursements from the state transportation fund to build and maintain local roads and bridges, which also includes Expressway Polic-ing Aids to the Milwaukee County Sheriffs Department for patrol of Milwaukee expressways. Quarterly payments for towns, cities and villages 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.
Middle Inlet $32,178
Silver Cliff $40,948
plus $16,482 for connecting highways;
plus $12,542; and
Little River $32,454
Little Suamico $48,156
Maple Valley $19,466
Oconto Falls $26,261
Oconto Falls $35,928
Long Lake $17,947
Armstrong Creek $27,151
Popple River $14,681
General Transportation Aids help defray 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.
Communities also receive state transportation fund revenues for public transit, elderly and disabled transportation, and airport and harbor development from WisDOT. State and federal funds will also be allocated for specific highway and bridge construction projects.
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