Governor Walker announces $650,000 transportation grant to city of Janesville
October 3, 2013
Award will retain 130 jobs at GOEX Corporation through street and rail improvements
Governor Scott Walker announced today that the city of Janesville is being awarded a Transportation Economic Assistance (TEA) grant. The $650,000 award represents the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) contribution toward the construction of a new city street and rail spur to meet the transportation needs of GOEX Corporation.
GOEX, a manufacturer of plastic sheet and roll stock products, is building a new facility in Janesville’s north side business park. The company’s investment is keeping 130 jobs in Rock County. Indirectly, the TEA grant supports another 193 jobs. The project includes construction of a 1,450 foot city street – Frontage Road – that intersects with US 14 and Newville Road, along with the installation of traffic signals at the intersection. In addition, a new 1,700 foot rail spur – from the Union Pacific rail line – will directly serve GOEX.
WisDOT’s $650,000 TEA grant represents half of the $1,300,000 construction project. The remainder of the funding is being provided by the city of Janesville. The improvements are scheduled to be completed by the end of summer 2014.
GOEX was founded in Janesville in 1990. Construction on its new location is underway and expected to be operational in mid- to late-2014.
Since its start in 1987, Wisconsin’s TEA grant program has invested more than $93 million in 333 projects, creating or retaining 80,595 jobs around the state. For a complete listing of TEA grants and project details, visit the TEA page on the WisDOT web site.
The TEA grant program is a performance measure in WisDOT’s MAPSS Performance Improvement Program. MAPSS focuses on five core goals of mobility, accountability, preservation, safety and service. To learn more, go to the MAPSS page on the WisDOT web site.
For more information, contact:
Don Uelmen, WisDOT TEA Program manager
(608) 266-3488, firstname.lastname@example.org