Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Local Roads Improvement Program

Established in 1991, the Local Roads Improvement Program (LRIP) 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 2014-2015 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.

Important: The following document(s) are in WORD PDF format unless otherwise noted.

Changes to prevailing wage laws

For detailed guidance and requirements related to changes in prevailing wage laws, please see the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Internet site.

Bikeways and sidewalks in highway projects

Section 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:

Summary reports

The Open Project County Summary Report is a summary of open projects per county - including a projectís location, component type, number, and related funding information. The report is also available on the LRIP Web System.

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 October).

The 2012-2013 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.

On/At Manual

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.

Program Manager: Janice Watzke, janice.watzke@dot.wi.gov, (608) 266-9497

Questions about the content of this page:
Janice Watzke, janice.watzke@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: April 1, 2014

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