(Dodge County) The state Joint Committee on Finance on Thursday approved $38.6 million in federal funds to be awarded to 70 local bridge projects throughout Wisconsin. Six of the bridges are located in Dodge County. State Representative Mark Born of Beaver Dam, who sits on the committee, says it is the “largest infrastructure grant received by Wisconsin in state history.” The bridge construction projects include two over the Beaver Dam River on County G at State Highway 16 and County T. Also seeing construction are the Calamus Creek Bridge at County Highways T and G, the Silver Creek Bridge in the Town of Emmet on Apple Road, the Butler Creek Bridge in the Town of Herman on Buchanan Road and the Canadian Pacific Rail Road Bridge in the Town of Lowell at Bobolink Road. In addition to aid for local bridge repairs, the state received funds to advance more transportation projects across the state, including completing the I-94 North-South project. With the additional assistance, the expansion will be completed 11 years ahead of schedule and open to all lanes of traffic by Memorial Day weekend in 2020.