Wisconsin released $2.5 million to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) on Monday, July 18, in “quick release” federal funds. The emergency funds are set to aid in the repair of damaged roadways that experienced heavy flooding between July 11 and 12.
The “quick release” funds are meant to immediately assist in road repairs while investigation of total damage done is completed. WisDOT has already stated that almost $10 million will be needed to completely repair the damaged roads.
Some roads have been re-opened, though most remain closed. Here is a list of re-opened roads:
WIS 137 at Wipperfurth Road in Ashland between Sanborn Avenue and US 2 (Bayfield County)
WIS 122 between US 2 and WIS 77 (Iron County)
WIS 27 north of Hayward, off of WIS 77 near Smith Lake (Sawyer County)
WIS 77 at Old Bass Lake Road southwest of Minong (Washburn County)
For up-to-date information on closures and detours, visit 511wi.gov.
If driving on a damaged or otherwise defective road due to a lack of proper warning resulted in your injury or damage to your car, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact a Milwaukee Highway Defects Lawyer with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to discuss your situation.