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 Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Bureau of Structures created a recommended bridge priority ranking and optimal work for each structure eligible for the 2018-2022 Program Cycle.  The eligibility list, including recommendations for optimal work, is available on the WisDOT Local Project Tools webpage.

Program cost savings due to the elimination of management consultant contracts to deliver the local program, the implementation of a replace-in-kind funding policy, and the streamlining of WisDOT oversight tasks has allowed for the funding of additional bridge projects in the 2018-2022 Local Bridge Program.

2018-2022 Program Cycle

The application period for the 2018-2022 program cycle has ended. Questions on the application process or approved projects 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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