State disburses local highway dollars

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Gov. Scott Walker’s office has announced that local governments last month received quarterly payments totaling $132,782,070 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

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.

Oconto County received a $468,436 payment, and other municipalities received General Transportation Aids as follows:

Towns – Abrams $31,813, Bagley $24,547, Brazeau $60,869, Breed $32,568, Chase $33,349, Doty $33,652, Gillett $25,213, How $23,947, Lakewood $56,569, Lena $25,978, Little River $33,757, Little Suamico $50,299, Maple Valley $20,247, Town of Morgan $27,976, Mountain $50,822, Oconto $31,059, Oconto Falls $26,474, Pensaukee $32,270, Riverview $54,428, Spruce $23,413, Stiles $26,407, Townsend $53,872 and Underhill $20,836.

Villages – Lena $8,056 and Suring $7,771.

Cities – Gillett $21,615, Oconto $55,005 and Oconto Falls $45,532. Oconto Falls also received a $5,345 Connecting Highway Aids payment.