Highways in crisis, no long term solution in sight

Wisconsin – and the nation – is facing a tremendous crisis as highways fall into growing disrepair and funding falls increasingly short of the mark. Rural areas such as Price County are particularly struggling, as they are low on the priority list and face growing roadblocks to access sufficient funding.

Based on an analysis of Wisconsin roads by the Sierra Club and 1000 Friends of Wisconsin - a citizens’ group that advocates and promotes uses of land, water, and air - titled ‘Wisconsin’s Local Roads Crisis’, 14 percent of Wisconsin's 42,000 miles of rural roads are ranked failed, very poor or poor condition, while 44 percent are in need of immediate repair.

Price County alone has 221 miles of county roadway.

Read more: Price County Review

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