City, town of Falls to collect state transportation, highway aid

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle has announced that checks totaling $133.7 million for general transportation aids, connecting highway aids and expressway policing aids have been conveyed to units of local government.

The city and town of Sheboygan Falls have been selected to receive generation transportation and connecting highway aid.

The city of Sheboygan Falls will collect $87,899.19 in general transportation aid and $4,295.80 in connecting highway aid.

The town of Sheboygan Falls is scheduled to receive $21,546.67 in general transportation aid.

The July payments from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) include a total of $130,422,517 in general transportation aids to 1,922 local units of government; $3,015,875 million to 121 municipalities for connecting highway aids and $255,975 to Milwaukee County for expressway policing aids.

This year, local governments will share an estimated $429 million from the state transportation fund to build and maintain local roads and bridges and in expressway policing aids that support the Milwaukee County Sheriff Department’s patrol of Milwaukee expressways.

Quarterly payments for towns, cities and villages in 2010 are sent on the first Monday in January, April, July, and October.

General transportation aids help defray the costs of constructing, maintaining, and operating roads and streets under local jurisdiction. Connecting highway aids reimburse municipalities for maintenance and traffic control of certain state highways within municipalities.

Communities also receive state transportation fund revenues for public transit, elderly and disabled transportation and airport and harbor development from the WisDOT.

State and federal funds will also be allocated for specific highway and bridge construction projects.

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