WAUSAU Wis. (WAOW) — The one thing Central Wisconsin isn’t lacking, is potholes.
However, Governor Tony Evers said the transportation budget aims to fix the rough roads.
“The bottom line is this increase in funding primarily came through some really significant increases in fees,” said Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers.
As the seasons change, summer may feel like orange barrel season. “You’ll really start to see orange barrels out and through your communities, on the highways, and really fixing some of the potholes,” said Joel Nilsestuen, assistant deputy secretary for the DOT.
Potholes are filled daily in Marathon County and Monday, Wisconsin officials picked up a shovel and filled some in.
As for the timeline on these road construction projects, Nilsestuen said when it comes to larger projects the DOT’s engineers are cognizant of the impact road construction will have on local businesses and the traveling public.
Since the legislature passed Evers’s transportation budget, that accelerated the process of over 200 other construction projects throughout the state.
By getting out into the community and assisting in filling in some potholes, Governor Evers said, “This is a great first start.”
And as the changes come through your community, Nilsestuen said “You’ll be able to physically see all those changes in the Wausau area, Central Wisconsin, up North, South, East, West, just all over.”