City of Wisconsin Rapids awarded DOT grant
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The city of Wisconsin Rapids has been awarded a Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Signals and Intelligent Transportation Systems Standalone Program (SISP) grant.
The city will receive up to 90 percent in grant funding for a project budgeted at $534,600 in 2021.
The project will include replacing traffic signal controllers with Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) backup and video traffic detection at Chase Street, West Grand Avenue, and High Street. These signals include railroad preemption to adjust the signals and timing when a train is present. The existing controls are obsolete.
Wisconsin Rapids City Engineer Joe Eichsteadt and the engineering department led the planning work, collaboration with the DOT, and grant development that led to the award.
For more information, visit wirapids.org/engineering or call 715-421-8205.