LA CROSSE - U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has given the Wisconsin Department of Transportation $1.6 million to help repair the roads and highways that were destroyed by the severe weather in August and September. This grant would help communities across western and central Wisconsin.
“During my visit to the Wisconsin communities impacted by severe weather I saw first-hand the extent of the damage to key infrastructure like roads and highways. Repairing transportation infrastructure is one of the first steps in helping our communities rebuild after severe weather, and these funds will go directly to fixing many of the roads and highways that were washed away or damaged during the August and September storms,” said Rep. Kind.
Rep. Kind lead the Wisconsin delegation in requesting President Obama issue a major disaster declaration for Wisconsin, which allowed these funds to be provided to the state of Wisconsin.