Widening I-94

Thanks to $94 million in ARRA funding, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will widen -- from six to eight lanes -- a 35-mile section of I-94 that runs from the Mitchell Interchange in Milwaukee to the Illinois state line and that is one of the busiest north-south freeway corridors in Wisconsin. In addition to congestion relief, the project will also improve safety by eliminating 13 dangerous left-hand exits along I-94 with all right-hand exits. The port represents a regional transportation and distribution center with markets that include Wisconsin, northern and western Illinois and Minnesota. This Recovery Act project is creating construction jobs for America right now, and creating vital infrastructure improvements that will lay the foundation for job growth for years to come.

Wisconsin's Numbers
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Number of jobs created or saved by the Recovery Act:


Recover Act funds made available to support jobs:

$6.7 billion

Recovery Act funds that have already been spent:

$4.6 billion

Number of working families receiving tax relief that can be put to use immediately:

2.2 million

Number of Recovery Act-backed small business loans :


Miles of highway improved across the state:


Number of clean energy projects :


Number of homes that will be weatherized :


Number of students getting Pell Grants to help pay college tuition:


Number of education jobs funded by the Recovery Act:



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