City of Beloit receives nearly $13.5M RAISE grant for road improvements

Colley Road
CREDIT: City of Beloit
CREDIT: City of Beloit

BELOIT, Wis. — The City of Beloit and the Ho-Chunk Nation got some help from the federal government to repair roads.

The city received nearly $13.5 million as part of a RAISE grant Wednesday. RAISE grants are given by the federal government to support infrastructure projects such as roads and public transit.

Beloit will use the grant to build a new bridge on Willowbrook Road and reconstruct both Willowbrook and Colley roads, adding multilane roundabouts at three intersections and making railroad crossings safer.

Wisconsin received $31 million worth of RAISE grants in total Wednesday, with funds benefitting Forest County and the Potowatomi Community, the City of Sheboygan and the Oneida Nation.