Dodge County Transportation Projects Receive State Grants

(Dodge County) Several Dodge County area transportation projects were awarded state grants. The governor’s office along with the state transportation department recently announced 72 community projects across the state will receive federal funding over the next five years.

The $35-million-dollars that will be allocated is available through the Transportation Alternatives Program, or TAP. State officials say these TAP projects will help create or enhance opportunities for safe, non-motorized transportation.

The Watertown Bicycle and Pedestrian Path Network Plan will be getting $80-thousand-dollars while the Tivoli Island Historic Bridge, also in Watertown, is in line for $25-thousand.

Phase Two of the Gold Star Memorial Trail is receiving nearly $1.1-million-dollars which will connect Horicon to the Wild Goose State Trail.

Projects were selected by a Statewide Selection Committee. The committee reviews all other applications and recommends projects for WisDOT secretary approval. 

TAP is a reimbursement program, and TAP projects are generally funded 80-percent federally with a 20 percent local match. Federal funds are capped at the award amount listed.