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Hwy 77 will receive $2.7 million in stimulus funds

MADISON (WKOW) -- Highway 77 will get $2.7 million in stimulus money for improvements being made in Ashland and Sawyer counties, Gov. Jim Doyle announced Monday.

The money will go toward repaving a nine mile stretch of Hwy 77 heading south from Clam Lake.

"This investment in Highway 77 will make travel safer, easier and more affordable," said Governor Doyle. "Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, we have the opportunity to make strategic improvements to our infrastructure that will help get people to work, improve our quality of life, and add lasting value to our economy."

The governor stopped by the construction site near Clam Lake Monday, the sixth day of his Northern Tour promoting Wisconsin tourism.

Workers expect to finish the construction project by the end of September.

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