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Governor Doyle announces $17 million for transportation enhancement projects

Madison (WKOW) -- from WI Governor's Office:  Governor Jim Doyle announced Tuesday $16,965,153 for 47 Transportation Enhancement and Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities projects.

  The funds will help complete bicycle and pedestrian-related projects, improvements to historic transportation structures, and downtown streetscaping efforts in communities throughout Wisconsin. 

  "We are pleased to work with communities throughout the state on projects like this that strengthen our local and state economies, promote transportation alternatives, and enhance our overall quality of life," Governor Doyle said. 

  The projects range in cost from $25,600 to develop a bicycle and pedestrian plan in Rice Lake, to $1,320,000 for a bicycle/pedestrian trail in the city of Madison. 

  The awards represent federal Surface Transportation Program funds distributed to local public sponsors. 

  Projects require a minimum 20 percent local match. 

  Projects are evaluated based on federal and state eligibility criteria, metropolitan planning organization priorities, and recommendations made to the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 

  Municipal officials will receive letters in early 2010 notifying them of the next application cycle. 

  A list of 2008 awards listed alphabetically by county follows:


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Town of La Pointe and Ashland County

Madeline Island Bicycle Lane project - Phase II will construct two bike lanes adjacent to Hagen Road from the intersection of Black Shanty Road (CTH H) to the entrance of Big Bay State Park at Haines Road, adding a 2-mile extension to existing bike lanes on Middle Road.



City of Rice Lake

Cedar Side Trail Connections will connect the north and south portions of the trail by providing improvements under two bridges at CTH 0.



City of Rice Lake

Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan



City of Portage

Historic Portage Canal Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail will complete a trail segment along the historic canal from Adams St. to under the Canadian Pacific RR Bridge.



City of Portage

Historic Portage Canal Rehab - Two Trail Bridges will replace the bike/ped Riverwoods bridge and install a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge at Hamilton St.



City of Prairie du Chien

Main Street Enhancement Project will include various streetscaping amenities (decorative lighting, street furniture, planters, etc.), providing a gateway from Wisconsin Ave. to the city's downtown.



City of Fitchburg

Badger State Trail - Northern Segment Surfacing will complete construction of the northern section, providing an asphalt paved 10-ft. wide path for 6.1 miles from Purcell Road to Lovell Lane.



City of Madison

Starkwater Path from Commercial to Aberg will construct the final 2.5 mile path segment following Starkwater Creek on the east side of Madison, connecting the East Rail Path with M.A.T.C.




City of Menomonie

Northeast Bicycle and Pedestrian Corridor will provide a 10 ft. wide off-road bicycle and pedestrian facility connecting the northeast section of the city to downtown Menomonie.


Eau Claire

City of Eau Claire

Chippewa River Trail - Short Street Relocation will relocate a portion of the existing trail to avoid two hazardous crossings to a new 5,200 ft. alignment that will be paved and 12 ft. wide.


Eau Claire

City of Eau Claire

High Bridge Decking and Repair will remove railroad rails, construct a deck and provide safety railing on the 127 year-old historic bridge to provide a crossing and connection for the city's multi-use trail system.



Town of Armstrong Creek

The Armstrong Creek Red Bridge project will restore and move the historic bridge at old highway 101 and Armstrong Creek.


Green Lake

City of Green Lake

Cooperative Path - Brooklyn/Green Lake will construct a 10 ft. wide path parallel to STH 23 connecting the city with the Conference Center.



Town of Mercer

Mercer Downtown Enhancement Project will provide streetscaping improvements such as decorative street lighting, sidewalks, planters and street furniture in conjunction with the reconstruction of USH 51.


La Crosse

City of Onalaska

Great River State Trail Connector will provide a safer and more accessible bicycle and pedestrian route across Main St. at STH 35 to 3rd Ave.


La Crosse

City of La Crosse

Dairyland Power Extension Trail will provide a 0.44 mile multi-purpose trail extension of the Oak St. Connector Trail at Moore St. to the intersection of Ranger Dr. where it will connect with on-street bike lanes.


La Crosse

City of La Crosse

Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, including walkability study.


La Crosse

Village of West Salem

West Salem Pathways will provide bicycle and pedestrian connections in the community and various streetscaping amenities.




Village of Rothschild

Rothschild Pavilion Restoration will complete interior and exterior work including windows, roof and ADA compliant bathrooms to the 1911 building originally at the end of the Wausau trolley line.



Marathon County Highway Department

County Trunk Highway (CTH) N & NN Paved Shoulders will provide 6 ft. of additional pavement outside of auto traffic lanes for bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.



Town of Rib Mountain

USH 51/STH 29 Corridor Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities will provide a 10 ft. wide, multi-use trail connecting to existing bike/ped facilities at both ends.



City of Wausau

Bicycle Racks for Metro Buses will provide bicycle racks to be installed on all city buses.



Wisconsin DNR

Mitchell Park Domes Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge will provide a 340 ft. bridge connecting high density, low-income neighborhoods on Milwaukee's southside to jobs and greenspace in the Menomonee Valley.



Milwaukee County Parks Department

Pedestrian Bridge at Riverside Park will provide a multi-use bridge crossing over the Oak Leaf Trail connecting two parts of the park.



Milwaukee County Parks Department

Survey and Management of Historic Milwaukee Co. Parks will conduct planning preservation studies for future road and bridge projects within the county park system, developing a Historic Properties Management Plan for future improvement projects.



City of Milwaukee

Open Metal Grate Bridge Bike Lanes will retrofit four lift bridges with 4 ft. anti-slip treatments on outside edges to improve the decks for bicyclists.



City of Milwaukee

South of Highland (SOHI) 27th St. Streetscaping will include sidewalk and pedestrian crossing improvements, decorative street lighting and other amenities.



City of Glendale

Glendale Bicycle and Pedestrian Path will provide a 10 ft. wide asphalt bike/ped path along the WE Energies right-of-way from N. Sidney Pl. to W. Mill Rd.



City of Rhinelander

Lincoln Street Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements will install bicycle lanes, sidewalks and crossing enhancements and connect to existing bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.



Fox River Navigational System Authority

Fox River Kaukauna Lock # 5 Restoration will restore the lock to its original make-up and appearance as part of an effort to restore all locks in the between Lake Winnebago and Green Bay for boating, recreations and economic development.



Village of Kimberly

The County Trunk Highway (CTH) CE Underpass will provide a tunnel structure and connecting path to Railroad St., providing a safe crossing linkage to existing bike/ped facilities and nearby schools.



City of Appleton

On-street Bicycle Lane Plan that will develop a comprehensive plan to accommodate bicyclists on city streets in conjunction with off-road trails.



City of Durand

Chippewa Riverfront Beautification - Phase II will restore an area along the Chippewa River with landscaping, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and other amenities.



City of Stevens Point

Bicycle Route Signing Project will provide comprehensive signs for 30 plus miles of designated bicycle routes in the city.




City of Racine

Sixth Street Streetscaping will include various trees, street furniture, crosswalk and sidewalk improvements between Main St. and Grand Ave.



City of Ladysmith

Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan



Village of Lake Delton

Develop a Grand Gateway - USH 12 will provide landscaping, decorative lighting, intersection and multi-use path upgrades in conjunction with the reconstruction of USH 12.



Sawyer County Highway Department

Sawyer County Bicycle and Pedestrian System will construct a 4.8 mile bicycle and pedestrian path along CTH B from STH 27 to CTH K.



City of Hayward

Hayward Area Bicycle and Pedestrian System - Phase II will construct a multi-use trail, making connections from the previous trail at Nyman Ave. & STH 27/77 to various destinations in the city.



Sawyer County

Winter Depot Project will restore the 1905 depot, a local landmark, to house historic displays and a welcome center.



Town of Land O'Lakes

Land O'Lakes Bicycle and Pedestrian System - Phase II will construct a 2.1-mile trail from Forest Lake Rd. to Deer Farm Rd. and on-road bike route signage.



Town of Boulder Junction

Boulder Junction Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail project will construct a 3.5 mile trail north on CTH M for 2.5 miles and 1 mile along CTH K, continuing an existing 13.5 mile trail.



City of Whitewater

City of Whitewater Railroad Passenger Depot will restore interior and exterior features of the 1890 Victorian Gothic style structure.



City of Whitewater

Waters Edge South Trail - Phase II will construct 6,714 ft. of multi-use trail from southern edge of Whitewater over Hwy 12.



City of Neenah & Town of Menasha

North Lake Street Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail will provide a 10 ft. wide bike/ped trail and 5 ft. sidewalk connecting the Friendship and Trestle Trails with the County II and Neenah trails.



City of Marshfield

Wildwood-McMillan Connector Trail will construct a 2.5 mile north to south trail bisecting the city, making connections to two major medical centers and the city's largest elementary school.



Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin's Maritime Heritage: Archaeology and Tourism project will document historic shipwrecks, nominate four shipwrecks to the National Register of Historic Places, install four historic markers and conduct statewide multi-media presentations.



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