86.31(3g) (3g)County trunk highway improvements — discretionary grants. From the appropriation under s. 20.395 (2) (ft), the department shall allocate $5,127,000 in fiscal years 2014-15 to 2016-17 and $5,393,400 in fiscal year 2017-2018 and each fiscal year thereafter, to fund county trunk highway improvements with eligible costs totaling more than $250,000. The funding of improvements under this subsection is in addition to the allocation of funds for entitlements under sub. (3).
86.31(3m) (3m)Town road improvements — discretionary grants. From the appropriation under s. 20.395 (2) (ft), the department shall allocate $5,732,500 in fiscal years 2011-12 to 2016-17 and $5,923,600 in fiscal year 2017-18 and each fiscal year thereafter, to fund town road improvements with eligible costs totaling $100,000 or more. The funding of improvements under this subsection is in addition to the allocation of funds for entitlements under sub. (3).
86.31(3r) (3r)Municipal street improvements — discretionary grants. From the appropriation under s. 20.395 (2) (ft), the department shall allocate $976,500 in fiscal years 2009-10 to 2016-17 and $3,850,400 in fiscal year 2017-18 and each fiscal year thereafter, to fund municipal street improvement projects having total estimated costs of $250,000 or more. The funding of improvements under this subsection is in addition to the allocation of funds for entitlements under sub. (3).
86.31(3t) (3t)Payments related to environmental review of local projects. Notwithstanding limitations on the amount and use of aids provided under this section, or on eligibility requirements for receiving aids under this section, and subject to any applicable interagency agreement between the department of transportation and the department of natural resources, the department of transportation may make a payment in each fiscal year to the department of natural resources to support 3.0 full-time equivalent positions in the department of natural resources related to the environmental review of local transportation projects. Notwithstanding sub. (3), any payment under this subsection shall be made from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (2) (fr) before making any other allocation of funds under sub. (3). After the department of transportation makes the payment under this subsection, the allocation of funds under sub. (3) shall be reduced proportionately to reflect the amount of the payment.
86.31(4) (4)Reimbursement for improvements. All costs of an improvement funded under this section shall be the responsibility of the political subdivision. At the completion of an improvement, the political subdivision may apply to the department for reimbursement of not more than 50 percent of eligible costs in the manner and form prescribed by the department. Eligible costs for which no reimbursement is made by the department may be paid by the political subdivision from contributions of tribal funds received from federally recognized American Indian tribes or bands in this state.
86.31(5) (5)Exceptions. Nothing in this section prevents improvements under other highway aid programs if applicable.
86.31(6) (6)Rules. The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer the program. The rules shall include all of the following:
86.31(6)(a) (a) Criteria for county administrative responsibilities.
86.31(6)(b) (b) Reallocation of any uncommitted funds, including a procedure to reallocate uncommitted funds between counties.
86.31(6)(c) (c) Formulas and procedures for entitlements and reimbursements for each program component under sub. (3) (a) 1. to 3.
86.31(6)(d) (d) Procedures for reimbursements for county trunk highway improvements under sub. (3g), for town road improvements under sub. (3m) and for municipal street improvements under sub. (3r).
86.31(6)(e) (e) Procedures for the selection and administration of improvements.
86.31(6)(f) (f) Procedures for the establishment, administration and operation of county highway improvement program districts and county highway improvement program district committees.
86.31(6)(g) (g) Specific criteria for making determinations of cost-effectiveness under sub. (2) (d) 5. a. and procedures for review by the department of disputes relating to whether proposed work to be performed by a county highway department is cost-effective for purposes of sub. (2) (d) 5. a.
86.31(6)(h) (h) Subject to s. 59.52 (30), criteria and procedures for contracting with a county for a town road improvement that includes at least all of the following:
86.31(6)(h)1. 1. A requirement that a written and sealed estimate of the cost of the improvement that includes the source of the estimate be prepared prior to the time set for the opening of bids for the improvement and not be opened until after the opening of all bids.
86.31(6)(h)2. 2. A requirement that all bids may be rejected and the contract awarded to a county for the improvement if the lowest bid exceeds the cost estimate under subd. 1. by at least 10 percent and the town board notifies the 2 lowest bidders or, if only one bid was received, the bidder to provide information on the accuracy of the cost estimate under subd. 1.
86.31(6)(h)3. 3. A requirement that the amount of the contract with a county for the improvement be at least 10 percent below the lowest bid received for the improvement.
86.31(6)(h)4. 4. A provision that permits rebidding if the amount of the proposed contract with a county for the improvement is less than 10 percent below the lowest bid received for the improvement.
86.31(6)(i) (i) Authorization for a political subdivision to apply towards its eligible expenses for which reimbursement is not sought under sub. (4) contributions of tribal funds deriving from any source to the extent allowed under federal law.
86.31 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Trans 206, Wis. adm. code.
86.312 86.312 Local roads for job preservation program.
86.312(1)(1)In this section:
86.312(1)(a) (a) “Job" means an employment position providing full-time equivalent employment. “Job" does not include initial training before an employment position begins.
86.312(1)(b) (b) “Local roads" means streets under the authority of cities or villages, county trunk highways or town roads.
86.312(1)(c) (c) “Political subdivision" means any city, village, town or county.
86.312(1)(d) (d) “Population" means the number of inhabitants in the previous year determined by the department of administration under s. 16.96 (2) for purposes of revenue sharing distribution.
86.312(1)(e) (e) “Project" means the development, construction, repair or improvement of a local road.
86.312(2) (2)
86.312(2)(a)(a) The department shall administer a local roads for job preservation program to award grants to political subdivisions for any project that the department determines is necessary to support business and retain jobs in the vicinity of the local road. The department may award grants under this section for any costs related to a project, including costs of acquiring rights-of-way, planning, designing, engineering, and constructing a local road. The department may specify the pavement to be used in any project funded under this section for the purpose of enhancing the pavement life and cost-effectiveness of the project.
86.312(2)(b) (b) The department may, upon application, award a grant to any political subdivision under this section for a project if the secretary determines all of the following:
86.312(2)(b)1. 1. That if the project is not completed, the political subdivision could lose a number of jobs equal to or greater than 5 percent of the population of the political subdivision, or that the project is necessary to retain jobs of one or more employer who employs at least 5 percent of the work force residing in the political subdivision.
86.312(2)(b)2. 2. That the political subdivision will provide the local share required under sub. (3).
86.312(3) (3)Each political subdivision that receives a grant under this section shall provide a local contribution toward the costs of the project in an amount equal to at least 20 percent of the cost of the project.
86.312(4) (4)
86.312(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in this subsection, grants under this section may be paid from the appropriations under ss. 20.395 (2) (fb) and (fz) and 20.866 (2) (uwz). Notwithstanding par. (b), the department may pay from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (uwz) that portion of a grant that is intended to be used to acquire rights-of-way or to plan, design or engineer a project.
86.312(4)(b)1.1. Except as provided in subds. 2. and 3., the portion of any grant awarded under this section for local road construction shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (2) (fz).
86.312(4)(b)2. 2. Except as provided in subd. 3., if the portion of any grant awarded under this section for local road construction exceeds the amount of unencumbered funds under s. 20.395 (2) (fz), the department shall pay from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (2) (fb) the amount by which that portion exceeds the unencumbered funds available in the appropriations under s. 20.395 (2) (fz).
86.312(4)(b)3. 3. If the portion of any grant awarded under this section for local road construction exceeds the amount of unencumbered funds under s. 20.395 (2) (fb) and (fz), the department shall pay from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (uwz) the amount by which that portion exceeds the unencumbered funds available in the appropriations under s. 20.395 (2) (fb) and (fz).
86.312(5) (5)Costs incurred by a city, village, town or county for a project awarded under this section are not eligible for reimbursement under s. 86.31.
86.312(6) (6)The sum of grants awarded under this section may not exceed $10,000,000.
86.312 History History: 1999 a. 146; 2001 a. 109.
86.315 86.315 County forest road aids.
86.315(1)(1)From the appropriation under s. 20.395 (1) (fu), the department shall annually, on March 10, pay to counties having county forests established under ch. 28, for the improvement of public roads within the county forests which are open and used for travel and which are not state or county trunk highways or town roads and for which no aids are paid under s. 86.30, the amount of $351 per mile of road designated in the comprehensive county forest land use plan as approved by the county board and the department of natural resources. If the amount appropriated under s. 20.395 (1) (fu) is insufficient to make the payments required under this subsection, the department shall prorate the amount appropriated in the manner it considers desirable.
86.315(2) (2)The amounts allotted under this section shall be paid into the county forest road fund and shall be administered by the committee designated to administer the county forest program for the maintenance, brush control, snow plowing and rebuilding of the roads.
86.315(3) (3)County forest roads must meet the minimum design standards under s. 82.50 (1) (a) 2. and 3. in order to qualify for aids under this section.
86.315(4) (4)
86.315(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), the committee designated to administer the county forest program shall, not later than September 15 of every odd-numbered year, file with the department and the county clerk a certified plat of the county forests showing the roads to be open and used for travel as of the succeeding January 1. The certified plat shall show the mileage of the roads for use by the department in making computations of road aids under this section.
86.315(4)(b) (b) The committee designated to administer the county forest program need not file a certified plat under par. (a) if the county has not added or deleted public road mileage within the county forests as specified in sub. (1) since the committee last filed a certified plat under par. (a).
86.315 Note NOTE: 2003 Wis. Act 214, which affected this section, contains extensive explanatory notes.
86.32 86.32 Connecting highways.
86.32(1)(1)The department may designate, or rescind the designation of, certain marked routes of the state trunk highway system over the streets or highways in any municipality for which the municipality will be responsible for maintenance and traffic control and the maintenance and operation of any swing or lift bridge. Such maintenance, operation and traffic control of the connecting highways and swing and lift bridges shall be subject to review and approval by the department. Those marked routes of the state trunk highway system designated as connecting streets prior to July 1, 1977, shall become the connecting highways in municipalities which are eligible for aids payments under this section. The character of travel service provided by a route, uniformity of maintenance, the effect on the maintaining agency, and the municipality's maintenance capability will be considerations by the secretary, in cooperation with the municipalities and counties in making changes in the connecting highways of the state trunk highway system in municipalities. The decision of the secretary to designate or rescind a designation may be appealed to the division of hearings and appeals, which may affirm, reverse or modify the secretary's decision.
86.32(2) (2)
86.32(2)(a)(a) Cities, villages and towns shall be reimbursed for actual costs, as approved by the department, incurred in maintaining and operating lift bridges. Documentation of costs shall be submitted by each city, village and town by January 31 and reimbursement shall be made, starting in 1982-83, on the first Monday in July for costs incurred during the prior calendar year. If the amount appropriated under s. 20.395 (1) (ft) is insufficient to pay the actual costs approved by the department for the maintenance and operation of lift bridges, the department shall prorate the amount appropriated in the manner it deems desirable.
86.32(2)(am) (am) Reimbursement for maintenance of connecting highways shall be determined using the following rates per lane mile:
86.32(2)(am)7. 7. For 1995,1996 and 1997, $10,468 per lane mile for municipalities having a population over 500,000; $9,696 per lane mile for municipalities having a population of 150,001 to 500,000; $8,641 per lane mile for municipalities having a population of 35,001 to 150,000; $7,612 per lane mile for municipalities having a population of 10,000 to 35,000; and $6,558 per lane mile for municipalities having a population under 10,000.
86.32(2)(am)8. 8. For 1998 and thereafter, $11,724 per lane mile for municipalities having a population over 500,000; $10,860 per lane mile for municipalities having a population of 150,001 to 500,000; $9,678 per lane mile for municipalities having a population of 35,001 to 150,000; $8,525 per lane mile for municipalities having a population of 10,000 to 35,000; and $7,345 per lane mile for municipalities having a population under 10,000.
86.32(2)(b)1.1. For the first 2 lanes of a highway, the applicable rate per lane mile shall be paid in full. For the 2nd 2 lanes of a highway, the payable rate per lane mile shall be 75 percent of the appropriate rate per lane mile prescribed in this section. For the 3rd 2 lanes, and any additional lanes, of highway, the payable rate per lane mile shall be 50 percent of the appropriate rate per lane mile prescribed in this section.
86.32(2)(b)2. 2. For the purpose of this section, the term “lane miles" means miles of through traffic carrying lanes and does not include lanes on which parking is permitted. Lane miles on any section of connecting highway which have been certified by the department for payment purposes under this section shall not be increased unless they are needed for through traffic and approved by the department. The “lane miles" as of January 1, 1977, are the certified lane miles.
86.32(2)(b)3. 3. The amount appropriated under s. 20.395 (1) (fq) shall be distributed according to the per lane mile rate established in this subsection.
86.32(2)(b)4. 4. Annual connecting highway aids shall be paid in 4 installments on the first Monday in July, October, January and April. Unless fiscal year adjustments are necessary, the July and October installments shall equal the January and April installments of the previous fiscal year. If fiscal year adjustments are necessary, the department shall make these fiscal year adjustments in the July installment. If a fiscal year adjustment is made in the July installment, the next subsequent October installment shall equal the average of the most recent January, April and July installments.
86.32(2)(b)5. 5. If the amount appropriated under s. 20.395 (1) (fq) is insufficient to make the payments for lane mile reimbursement under this subsection, the department shall prorate the amount appropriated in the manner it deems desirable.
86.32(4) (4)Municipalities may arrange to participate in the cost of improvement projects on connecting highways. When a connecting highway is reconstructed the municipality shall be required to pay to the department the construction cost of that part of the connecting highway on which parking is to be permitted. However, if lanes on which parking is permitted are required for through traffic and parking is no longer allowed, the department shall reimburse the municipality for the remaining life of those lanes based on a pavement life of 25 years and the original municipal cost for the lanes.
86.33 86.33 Population estimates. Population determination for the purpose of calculating aids under ss. 86.30 and 86.32 shall be based on the final population estimates arrived at by the department of administration under s. 16.96 as of November 30 of the preceding year.
86.33 History History: 1973 c. 333 s. 201w; 1977 c. 29.
86.34 86.34 Disaster damage aids.
86.34(1g)(1g)In this section:
86.34(1g)(a) (a) “Catastrophic highway failure" means the sudden failure of a major element or segment of the highway system due to a cause that is external to a highway, but does not include any failure primarily attributable to gradual and progressive deterioration or lack of proper maintenance of a highway.
86.34(1g)(b) (b) “Disaster" means any of the following:
86.34(1g)(b)1. 1. A severe storm, flood, fire, tornado, mudslide, or other natural event external to a highway or a catastrophic highway failure.
86.34(1g)(b)2. 2. An event or recurring damage caused by any governmental unit or person acting under the direction or approval of, or permit issued by, any governmental unit and in response to an event described in subd. 1.
86.34(1g)(c) (c) “Governmental unit" means the state or any state agency, as defined in s. 20.001 (1); any county, city, village, town, or other political subdivision of the state; or the federal government or any of its agencies.
86.34(1g)(d) (d) “Highway" means a highway, as defined in s. 340.01 (22), that is not on the state trunk highway system.
86.34(1m) (1m)
86.34(1m)(a)(a) When any highway is damaged by a disaster, the county highway committee, or the governing body of the municipality having jurisdiction over the maintenance of the highway, may adopt a petition for aid under this section and file a certified copy of the petition with the department. To be eligible for aid the petition shall be filed not later than 2 months after the occurrence of the disaster damage, except as provided in par. (b). All such petitions shall state the dates on which the disaster damage occurred and as nearly as practical state the location, nature, and extent of the damage.
86.34(1m)(b) (b) The department may extend the filing deadline under par. (a) if it appears reasonably likely that federal disaster aid may be forthcoming or when widespread or continuous disaster damage makes an evaluation of damage difficult.
86.34(1m)(c) (c) A county or municipality having jurisdiction over the facilities damaged may apply for both state and federal aid for damage to the facilities pending a determination of eligibility. If federal aid is granted for damage to a particular facility, the federal aid shall be in lieu of aid otherwise available for such damage under this section.
86.34(2) (2)The department shall make such investigation as it deems necessary and within 6 months from the date of filing the petition shall make its determination as to the granting of aid, the amount thereof, and the conditions under which it is granted. In making its determination the department shall cause an estimate to be made of the cost of repairing or replacing the facilities damaged or destroyed to standards and efficiency similar to those existing immediately before the damage or destruction, and also an estimate of the cost of reconstructing the facilities to a higher type or improving any such facilities if determined to be warranted and advisable. Except as provided in subs. (2m) and (6), the amount of aid payable for damage caused by a disaster described in sub. (1g) (b) 1. shall be 75 percent of the cost of repair or replacement to standards similar to those existing immediately before the damage or destruction, plus 50 percent of the increased cost of the reconstruction to a higher type or the improvement of any of the facilities. Except as provided in subs. (2m) and (6), the amount of aid payable for damage caused by a disaster described in sub. (1g) (b) 2. shall be 70 percent of the cost of repair or replacement to standards similar to those existing immediately before the damage or destruction. The department may revise estimates on the basis of additional facts. The county, town, village, or city shall pay the remainder of the cost not allowed as aid, but this shall not invalidate any other provision of the statutes whereby the cost may be shared by the county and the town, village, or city.
86.34(2m) (2m)Subject to sub. (6), if the department's estimate under sub. (2) of the cost of repair or improvement of the facilities determined by the department to be eligible for aid is $15,000 or less, the department shall offer the petitioner an amount of aid equal to 75 percent of the total amount of the department's estimate for damage caused by a disaster described in sub. (1g) (b) 1. or 70 percent of the total amount of the department's estimate for damage caused by a disaster described in sub. (1g) (b) 2. If the petitioner accepts aid under this subsection, the aid shall be paid to the petitioner or, subject to sub. (5), the county, and no other form of aid is available under this section for the repair or improvement of such facilities.
86.34(3) (3)Aid allotted under sub. (2) shall be held to the credit of the county, town, city or village for not more than 2 years or for such other period as the department may grant, and, except as otherwise provided in this section, shall be paid to the treasurer thereof upon presentation to and approval by the department of certified statements setting forth the cost of the construction, reconstruction, repair or improvement of the facilities determined by the department to be eligible for aid. The certified statement shall set forth separately the amount expended on each such facility. The aid to be paid shall be the summation of the amounts determined or revised under sub. (2), as adjusted by the certified statements approved by the department. This subsection does not apply to aid awarded under sub. (2m).
86.34(5) (5)Any town, city or village may, and at the discretion of the department shall, arrange to have such work for which aid is granted performed by the county, and in such case, on order of the town, city or village, the aid from the state for such work shall be paid to the county.
86.34(6) (6)The department may not pay aid under this section in excess of $1,000,000, in connection with disaster damage resulting from a single disaster, unless the payment of aid is approved by the governor.
86.34(7) (7)Beginning in the 2nd fiscal year of the 2013-15 fiscal biennium, and in the 2nd fiscal year of each fiscal biennium thereafter, the department shall calculate the amount of aid paid under this section, during the biennium, in excess of $1,000,000, in connection with disaster damage resulting from a single disaster. The amount calculated under this subsection shall be transferred under s. 20.855 (4) (fr) from the general fund to the transportation fund in the 2nd fiscal year of each fiscal biennium.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)