REMINDER: President Biden is Delivering on Infrastructure Where Donald Trump Failed

Mar 13, 2024

REMINDER: President Biden is Delivering on Infrastructure Where Donald Trump Failed

MADISON, Wis. — Today, President Biden is visiting Wisconsin to announce a new $3.3 billion grant program to reconnect and rebuild communities across the country, including Milwaukee. It was President Biden who stepped up to deliver an infrastructure decade after Donald Trump turned “infrastructure week” into a running punchline, and today, in every corner of our state, Wisconsinites are seeing how the Biden-Harris Administration is rebuilding our infrastructure and creating good-paying jobs in their own communities. 

“While President Biden highlights yet another infrastructure investment in Wisconsin, we can’t forget what Donald Trump gave us on infrastructure: nothing at all,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Oslund. “Time and again, President Biden and Vice President Harris have delivered critical funding to repair our crumbling infrastructure and reconnect our communities, and it’s essential we reelect President Biden and Vice President this November so they can continue investing in Wisconsin.”

Here are just a few examples of Wisconsin infrastructure projects receiving funding thanks to the Biden-Harris Administration:

  • $13.5 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant will help fund the replacement of an existing two-lane structure over Springbrook Creek in Beloit with a new four-lane bridge that includes both bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
  • Because of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, in June 2023 it was announced that Wisconsin will receive over $1 billion to help ensure high-speed internet coverage across the state.
  • Superior and Duluth will receive over $1 billion to replace the Blatnik Bridge, a structure essential to the Twin Ports’ economy in desperate need of repairs.
  • The City of Madison will get $15.1 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to reconstruct John Nolen Drive. The reconstruction will make travel more efficient and safer for the 45,000 vehicles crossing the John Nolen Causeway every day.
  • The City of Milwaukee will receive $4.4 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to make pedestrian safety improvements to dangerous intersections in Milwaukee.
  • Columbia County will receive $80 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to replace the existing I-39/90/94 Wisconsin River Bridge with two new bridge spans that serve traffic flowing in opposite directions.
  • The Port of Green Bay received a $10.1 million grant to transform the port, clean up a polluted brownfield site, and turn Green Bay into an economic powerhouse.
  • Milwaukee will receive $36.6 million for a project to reconnect communities pushed apart by the interstate, building a safer and healthier city for folks along the 6th Street corridor.