Surface Transportation Program - Rural

2022-2027 Program Cycle Documents

  • Instructions
  • Application
  • Guidelines

Program documents to be provided in the spring of 2023 for the next program cycle.

Important Notes:

  • Final Applications were due to the Regional Office on October 15, 2021.
  • Contact your Regional Local Program Manager for information regarding these applications.

The Surface Transportation Program - Rural (STP-R) allocates federal funds to complete a variety of improvements to rural highways (primarily county highways).

The objective of STP-R is to improve federal aid eligible highways outside of urban areas. Projects must meet federal and state requirements. Communities are eligible for funding on roads classified as major collectors or higher.

For 2022-2027 program development, total funds available for the STP-Rural Program are $43,283,504. This amount is based on anticipated federal local program levels for fiscal years 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will significantly increase future program funding levels.  Program funding levels will be updated as necessary pending state biennial budget changes and federal reauthorization.

The STP-Rural Program received 50 project requests for a total of $105,373,730 in federal funds. WisDOT approved 24 STP-Rural improvement requests for the 2022-2027 Program Cycle totaling $45,103,911.

Change Management

Regional local program contacts:

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

Southeast Region
Jacob Varnes
jacob.varnes@dot.wi.gov
Phone: (262) 548-8789
Fax: (262) 521-4425

Northeast Region
Alex Dums
alex.dums@dot.wi.gov
Phone: (920) 492-5707
Fax: (920) 492-5711

North Central Region
Ben Roskoskey
benjamin.roskoskey@dot.wi.gov
Phone: (715) 365-5783
Fax: (715) 365-5780

Northwest Region
Randy Kirk
randall.kirk@dot.wi.gov
Phone: (715) 392-7860
Fax: (715) 635-2309

Statewide program contact:
Mike Loughran
michael.loughran@dot.wi.gov
Phone: (608) 266-2870
Fax: (608) 267-3567

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