Wisconsin DOT Secretary says more funding is needed

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU)-- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says it is in need of more funding to keep our roads safe.

Those comments were made by Wisconsin DOT Secretary, Mark Gottlieb, Thursday at the Mid-State Truck Service in Chippewa Falls. He talked about the transportation challenges state-wide and what the DOT is doing to improve them in the Chippewa Valley.

Gottlieb says the department needs more money to maintain a safe and efficient transportation system.

"We pretty much fund our highway system through gas taxes and vehicle registration fees and those are not growing at the rate that our needs are expanding and our costs are increasing," said Gottlieb.

During the meeting, Gottlieb also talked about several projects that are happening at the Chippewa Valley Airport.

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