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Since 2019 — when Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers took office — Wisconsin has improved more than 4,600 miles of highways and roads, according to the Department of Transportation’s data from July. 

The distance from La Crosse, Wisconsin, to Miami, Florida, is about 1,663 miles. The length of the road repairs in Wisconsin could stretch from La Crosse to Miami and back — and about three-quarters of the way to Miami again.

Wisconsin has so far received $57.5 million from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to repair roads and bridges under the bill passed in 2021.

Evers’ campaign platform includes “improve Wisconsin’s infrastructure” and “continue fixing the damn roads.” Republican candidate Tim Michels, who co-owns a construction company that builds roads for the Wisconsin DOT, does not have a specific infrastructure blueprint on his campaign website. 


Wisconsin Department of Transportation: Wisconsin Department of Transportation Governor Evers announces $22.5 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for transportation projects in areas with populations above 50,000

Google Books: La Crosse, Wisconsin, to Miami, Florida

Tony Evers: Improve Wisconsin’s Infrastructure

Michels For Governor: Michels for Governor

WEAU News: Evers stops in Altoona on “Pothole Patrol” Tour

Federal Highway Administration: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Hope Karnopp / Wisconsin WatchReporting intern

Hope Karnopp joined Wisconsin Watch as a reporting intern in May 2022. She is a journalism major and is pursuing certificates in public policy and environmental studies at UW-Madison. Hope previously covered state politics as an intern for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She also works with the Daily Cardinal and hosts a radio segment about campus news for WORT-FM, which has been recognized by the Milwaukee Press Club.