Ho-Chunk Nation and Wood County complete cooperative $2.5 Recovery Act project

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Nekoosa, Wisconsin (HNPR) December 2010

 (L-R)  Lawrence Walker, Jr.,
Greg Littlejohn, Hope Smith,
Marion Hokamp, Lance Pliml,
and Dennis Polach

The Ho-Chunk Nation and Wood County Highway Department recently completed an ARRA project for improved  safety on County Highway G from State Highway 173 south to the Juneau/Wood County line.  The Ho-Chunk Nation celebrated by hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony with tribal and county representatives last week.

The rehabilitation along with a joint Wood/Juneau County Highway Safety Improvement Grant and a Cooperative Agreement between the Ho-Chunk Nation, Wood County and the Bureau of Indian Affairs utilizing American Recovery Reinvestment Act funding helped complete the safety improvements and rehabilitation of County Highway G.

Safety improvements along the 5.7 mile stretch include safer turn lanes, more lighting outside Ho-Chunk Nation residential and commercial property, new LED lights, high visibility signs, safer driving surface and improved drainage.  The route is primarily used to move goods and services and serve local commuters throughout northern Juneau County and southern Wood County of Wisconsin.