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Beaver Dam lists road projects after accepting block grant funds
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Beaver Dam lists road projects after accepting block grant funds

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The city of Beaver Dam accepted block grant funds from Dodge County to help fund various road projects including Haskell Street, shown in this photo taken Tuesday.

The Beaver Dam Common Council accepted leftover block grant funds to help pay for different road projects in the city Monday.

The council accepted a net amount of $400,000 from Dodge County as it closes out the community development block grant program.

Road rehab projects identified include West Street from Haskell Street to West Maple Avenue; Front Street from West Street to Madison Street; Beaver Street from Front Street to West Maple Avenue; and Haskell Street from West Street to Madison Street. 

Mayor Becky Glewen said that the city will also apply for a grant from the state, the same grant the city received in 2019 for $1 million to help pay for the South Spring Street reconstruction.

Dodge County designated $1.6 million from the community development block grant program, also called the revolving loan fund, for Juneau, Beaver Dam and Horicon.

The program, which uses federal funds administered by the state, is being liquidated.

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Beaver Dam will receive $500,000 from Dodge County, with 20% going back to the county to help cover the costs of closing out the program, including a loan default.

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Major upcoming road projects in Beaver Dam include West Street, Gateway Drive and the downtown portion of South Spring Street. Funds were also designated for the seal coating and mill and repaving of various streets throughout the city when the council approved borrowing last fall.

The council also approved borrowing for other improvement projects in the city, including fixing the lagoon walls at Swan City Park and a library roof replacement.

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A previous version of this article misidentified the project area for West Street. This story was edited Jan. 27, 2021 to correct the list of road projects.

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