Wis. Awarded $160-Million Federal Grant

The State of Wisconsin will receive about $160-million in federal grant money to complete the expansion of Interstate-94 south of Milwaukee; that is about $86-million less than the state requested last year.

The governor’s office announced the grant award Wednesday. Governor Walker said he isn’t concerned the federal money came in below the state’s request.

Walker said Wednesday the state can make up the expenses not covered in the federal grant with other federal grant money and borrowing.

 

The state included $252-million in borrowing for the project in the last state budget. The project will be completed by 2021.