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Local leaders remain optimistic about Highway 54 bypass project

State rejects county's grant application for funding of decades-old proposal

7:12 PM, Sep. 19, 2013
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Despite a recent setback in a decades-old proposal to build a Highway 54 bypass around the east side of Wisconsin Rapids, south Wood County transportation leaders say they remain hopeful the project will move forward - someday.

As first reported by Daily Tribune Media, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced earlier this week that the effort was not among the seven projects to garner federal funding as part of the state's Surface Transportation Program-Freight, with grants going to other lower-cost projects in Milwaukee, Chippewa and La Crosse counties and the city of ...

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