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April 17, 2015

Federal funds will be used to enhance pedestrian safety in Milwaukee, Madison and La Crosse. The Wisconsin DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Safety is administering over $70,000 in federal High Visibility Enforcement grants to help fund pedestrian-related law enforcement and public education activities. City and UW police in the three communities will focus on areas with significant pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic concerns. The goal is to stress the need for pedestrians and motorists to be alert and safe at all times. There were 43 pedestrian-related traffic deaths in Wisconsin last year compared to 35 in 2013. Audio

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A new online service is making it easier for health care professionals to certify a patient’s eligibility for disabled parking cards and license plates. Along with reducing paperwork, the new DMV service allows patients to get their disabled parking cards within a few days and save a trip to a customer service center. Health care specialists are required to complete and sign an eligibility certification every four years for a person to receive permanent disabled parking privileges. More information can be found on the official Wisconsin DMV website that will have “gov” in the address.

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Wednesday (4/22) is Earth Day and a time for everyone to think about ways to recycle and conserve. Each year, the Wisconsin DOT uses about 1.5 million tons of recycled materials as part of transportation projects with concrete and asphalt pavements among the most common. Concrete is crushed and re-used as highway shoulder material or as base course underneath a roadway. Asphaltic pavements can be reheated as part of new hot-mix asphalt. In addition, steel from bridge or pavement demolition is salvaged and re-used. Waste materials commonly used in road-building include asphaltic shingles, fly ash from coal-burning power plants and foundry sand. Audio

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The Wisconsin DOT is distributing over $83.5 million to 1,924 local governments across the state to help maintain local roads and bridges, and patrol urban expressways. The bulk of the quarterly funds are in the form of General Transportation Aids ($80.3 million) that help municipalities build, maintain and operate their local roadways. This year, local governments will share an estimated $432.7 million in state transportation revenues to support the local roadway system and patrol Milwaukee County expressways.

For more information, contact:

Rob Miller, WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-2405, robert.miller@dot.wi.gov


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