Local Bridge Improvement Assistance

The Local Bridge Improvement Assistance Program helps rehabilitate and replace, on a cost-shared basis, the most seriously deficient existing local bridges on Wisconsin's local highway systems.

Counties, cities, villages and towns are eligible for rehabilitation funding on bridges with sufficiency ratings of 80 or less, and replacement funding on bridges with sufficiency ratings less than 50.

The 2016 bridge inventory list is now available. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Bureau of Structures has created a recommended bridge priority ranking and optimal work for each structure for the 2017-2022 Program Cycle. The recommended priority ranking for each county will be provided to each WisDOT Region office and County Highway Commissioner. The eligibility list, including recommendations for optimal work, is available on the WisDOT Local Project Tools webpage.

Current local program policies are under review. An updated program timeline TBA.

2017-2022 application

As part of the application process, applicants are required to prioritize all proposed projects. An Example of How to Prioritize Projects is provided to assist applicants with the completion of the Project Priority section of the application form.

The application deadline was July 10, 2017. Funding for all projects will be capped at the approved amount. Questions on the application process should be directed to the appropriate WisDOT regional contact person listed below.

Regional local program contacts:

Southwest Region
Michael Erickson
michael.erickson@dot.wi.gov
Phone: (608) 246-5361
Fax: (608) 246-3819

Southeast Region
Robert Schmidt
robert1.schmidt@dot.wi.gov
Phone: (262) 548-8789
Fax: (262) 521-4425

Northeast Region
Sandy Carpenter
sandra.carpenter@dot.wi.gov
Phone: (920) 492-5681
Fax: (920) 492-5711

North Central Region
Sandy Stankevich
sandy.stankevich@dot.wi.gov
Phone: (715) 365-5784
Fax: (715) 365-5780

Northwest Region
Bill Zimmer
william.zimmer@dot.wi.gov
Phone: (715) 635-5014
Fax: (715) 635-2309

Statewide program contact:
Todd Wescott
todd.wescott@dot.wi.gov
Phone: (608) 267-4459
Fax: (608) 266-0658 

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