On Wednesday, June 6, Governor Scott Walker announced that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation received a $160 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant to assist in funding construction of the I-94 North-South Freeway Project in Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee Counties.
“We are thrilled with today’s announcement that $160 million in federal money will be directed to southeastern Wisconsin to help rebuild Interstate 94," said Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave. "With Racine County preparing for massive growth in the coming years, the INFRA grant is crucial to upgrading our infrastructure and improving this critical corridor for our community.”
This record-setting federal grant will open all lanes to traffic by Memorial Day weekend of 2020 with full completion by 2021, 11 years ahead of schedule. The I-94 North-South expansion project began in 2008 and stretches 36 miles from the city of Milwaukee past the Wisconsin/Illinois state line.
Click here to see a news release from County Executive Delagrave and here to see what other local leaders had to say.