Greenwood to receive $140,000 transportation grant

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MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) – The City of Greenwood is getting a big transportation grant from the state.

Governor Scott Walker announced Tuesday that Greenwood will get a $140,000 grant. It will help build a city street along with two intersection improvement for access to Dubay Biofuels’ new manufacturing facility. The company is building a $9,200,000 plant that will convert a waste by-product of the cheese-making process into cattle feed and ethanol energy.
Department of Transportation News Release:

Governor Walker announces $140,000 transportation grant to city of Greenwood

Governor Scott Walker announced today that the city of Greenwood in Clark County is being awarded a Transportation Economic Assistance (TEA) grant. The $140,000 award represents the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s contribution toward the construction of a municipal street, along with two intersection improvements, for safe access to Dubay Biofuels’ new manufacturing facility.

This TEA project will create 28 direct jobs at Dubay Biofuels and indirectly support another 71 jobs. The grant represents 34 percent of the $410,000 total project cost. The remainder of the funding is being providing by the city of Greenwood. The new street, being called Greenway Boulevard, will extend 1,200 feet from Division Street to Begley Street. Intersection improvements will occur at each connecting street. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring and be completed in fall of 2013.

Dubay Biofuels is building a $9.2 million manufacturing facility in Greenwood’s eastside industrial park. The site will convert whey permeate, a waste byproduct of the cheese-making process, into cattle feed and ethanol energy.

This is the second TEA grant awarded to Greenwood. In 1992, the city was awarded nearly $64,000 for a road improvement project to assist with the creation of 50 jobs at Weather Shield.

Since its start in 1987, Wisconsin’s TEA grant program has invested more than $88.8 million in 324 projects benefiting 354 businesses and creating or retaining 76,122 jobs around the state. For a complete listing of TEA grants and project details, visit the Wisconsin DOT web site: click here.