Republicans Make Changes To Infrastructure Bill

Republicans on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee have made some minor changes to Evers administration plans for money from the bipartisan federal infrastructure bill.

The Republican majority approved using 123 million dollars of that federal funding for state highway rehabilitation, with 83 million for local transportation facilities and 60 million for local bridge improvements, all of which were proposed by the state DOT.

Republicans placed restrictions on a little over four million dollars that would provide funding for projects that cut transportation-related pollution or reduce congestion, including bike paths, stipulating that the money can only be used to reduce congestion or improve traffic flow or for traffic signaling improvements.