CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wisc. (WLAX/WEUX) – Governor Evers made three stops across the state today on “Pothole Patrol” – including one in Chippewa Falls. Evers and the Department of Transportation Secretary – Designee Craig Thompson were fixing potholes to promote the governor’s ‘Badger Bounceback’ budget investments for local roads and highways. During the Chippewa Falls stop, the governor said it’s important to show support for municipalities as they kick-off pothole season.
“Having good roads and having safe roads are important for the state of Wisconsin’s economy and we have to make sure that the good people in municipalities get the funding they should get from the state in order to make that happen,” Evers said.
The 2021-23 state budget includes nearly $2 billion for highway rehabilitation, about $566 million for highway development, and more than $940 million in transportation aid for counties and municipalities. Evers and Thompson also made stops to fix potholes in Wausau and Appleton.