New Infrastructure Bill Could Net State $5.2B

Wisconsin could receive five-point-two-billion dollars as part of the federal infrastructure bill signed by President Joe Biden.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson says improvement work on the state’s bridges and highways is long overdue.

Thompson says Wisconsin went for a generation without increasing funding for transportation projects. He says the construction work will also create jobs for Wisconsin workers. This state has 979 bridges and nearly two thousand miles of highway rated in poor condition.