Wisconsin ag road funding bill moves forward

The legislation that would provide one-time funding of 150 million dollars for Wisconsin’s agricultural roads has passed the State Senate.

The Ag Roads Improvement Program, or ARIP is Senate Bill 247, and passed the full Senate unanimously.  The package was amended before passage, so it has been sent back to the Assembly for consideration.

If signed by the Governor, the funding would prioritize local road projects that increase access to the largest number of farmers, the oldest roads, roads, and bridges that lead to the largest reduction in deferred or repeated trips, and roads with the greatest economic impact.

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