Established in 1991, the Local Roads Improvement Program
assists local governments in improving seriously deteriorating county highways, town roads, and city and village streets.
LRIP is a reimbursement program, which pays up to 50% of total eligible costs with local governments providing the balance.
The guidelines and requirements for the 2012-2013 LRIP program
cycle are contained in the following packets. These are large files
and may take several minutes to download. Please note application
instructions are provided separately.
84.01(35), Stats., requires the Department of Transportation to
ensure that bicycle and pedestrian facilities are included in all new
highway construction and reconstruction projects funded in whole or in
part from certain state or federal funds, and sets forth five
circumstances under which such facilities are not required. For LRIP,
communities are required to identify if bikeways and pedestrian ways
are included in their project or the reasons why they can be excluded.
Projects that 1) incorporate shared use or bike paths in lieu of bike
lanes, or 2) listing disproportionate costs as the reason for being
excluded are required to get an exception through WisDOT. The process
to obtain approval is detailed in
Facilities Development Manual (FDM) Ch. 11-46. For questions about
this requirement contact your
WisDOT regional bicycle and pedestrian coordinator or, in his/her
absence, the state bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.
Substitutions, changes or funding transfers
Guidelines and application for requesting a
substitution, project change or transfer of funds:
The Open Project Statewide Summary is a statewide
summary showing the total number of open projects, and their
corresponding total project costs and the total final reimbursement
amounts, per funding component for the biennium. This report is
available on the LRIP Web System.
These reports are updated quarterly (January, April, July, and
2010-2011 LRIP Summary Report , published every two years, presents program activity during the past biennial cycle. The report provides an analysis of program performance and includes a listing of all projects funded during the biennium.
The On/At Manual
illustrates how to describe the location of your LRIP project using the On/At method. Starting with the 2004-05 program cycle, LRIP applicants
have been required to use On/At in the LRIP Application Form to describe the location of their LRIP
project(s). On/At is the same method used by the
Wisconsin Information System for Local Roads
(WISLR) and by local communities to submit pavement ratings to WisDOT every two years. Please contact your county highway commissioner with your On/At questions.
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