2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 85. Department of transportation.
85.027 Traffic marking enhancement grants.


85.027 Traffic marking enhancement grants.


(1) Administration. Subject to 2003 Wisconsin Act 33, section 9153 (4q), the department shall administer a program to provide grants to local units of government for the installation of traffic marking enhancements with the intent of improving visibility for elderly drivers and pedestrians. The enhancements may include pavement markings for center lines, lane lines, edge lines, lane-use arrows, and cross walks that are brighter or more reflective than the markings that are typically used, traffic signs with enhanced reflectivity and with larger letters than are typically used, redundant street name signs in advance of intersections, and overhead mounted street name signs at major intersections.


(2) Grants.


(a) A local unit of government that is awarded a grant under this section shall contribute matching funds equal to at least 25% of the total estimated cost of the project for which moneys are awarded under this section.


(b) The department shall award grants annually to at least one project in each of the following:


1. An urban area.


2. A suburban area.


3. A rural area.


(c) The department shall consider the following in awarding a grant for a proposed project:


1. The crash history of the proposed project area.


2. The prevalence of older drivers and pedestrians in the area of the proposed project.


3. The extent to which the proposed improvements would produce demonstrable benefits.


4. Whether a project is proposed cooperatively by more than one local unit of government and coordinates improvements on highways in more than one jurisdiction. The department shall favor cooperative projects.


5. The geographic distribution of all of the projects that are awarded grants. The department shall distribute projects throughout the state.


(d) The department shall award grants under this section from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (2) (ev).

85.027 - ANNOT.

History: 2003 a. 33.

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