Gov. Evers announces $252 million approved by state building commission for Wisconsin projects

MADISON, Wisconsin (WSAW) – Governor Tony Evers announced today that the Wisconsin State Building Commission has approved key projects totaling approximately $253 million statewide.

“From ensuring guests have the best experience at one of our amazing state parks to making critical updates to serve students, veterans and agency employees, each of these projects enables the state to meet the needs of residents and visitors alike says Gov. Always.

Highlights of projects approved by the Commission include:

  • Construction of a new approximately 25,000 GSF health services unit at Stanley Correctional Institution that will provide much-needed health, psychological, dental, therapeutic, laboratory and ancillary services to better serve the needs of the population.
  • Construction of a water treatment facility on the Mendota Mental Health Institute campus as Phase 1 of their water supply improvement project, which will ensure the reliability of their water supply.
  • Replacing multiple campground toilets and shower buildings at Mirror Lake State Park and Yellowstone Lake State Park will greatly improve ADA access, operations, and the overall camping experience of hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Building Trust Funds were also released to begin planning campgrounds at Lake Wissota State Park.
  • Construction of a new shared operations facility that will house fisheries and wildlife management at Richard Bong State Park.
  • Replacement of the Mercer Ranger Station with a new 15,000 square foot facility that will include firefighting.
  • Construction of necessary mechanical system repairs at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King that have exceeded their useful life.
  • Release of Building Trust Funds to begin planning and design of multiple field operations/support facilities for the Wisconsin DNR in Dodgeville, Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area and Collins Marsh Wildlife Area.
  • Authorization of an alternate design/build delivery method for the construction of the Camp Randall Sports Center replacement building and a site manager delivery method for the construction of the College of Engineering replacement building, both at UW-Madison.
  • Construction of the Albertson Hall replacement facility will take place on the same site at UW-Stevens Point, creating a new Learning Commons, Student Success Center and Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning.
  • Approval of projects for UW-Madison, Parkside, Superior and Oshkosh as part of the Minor Facilities Renewal Program group enumeration.
  • Approved 48 maintenance and repair projects for the Departments of Administration, Correctional Services, Health Services, Military Affairs, Natural Resources, Transportation, State Fair Park and UW System located at various locations in 14 counties across the state.

Governor Evers added, “I am grateful to the members of the commission for approving projects that serve the best interests of Wisconsinite residents in our state, and I look forward to our continued collaboration in investing in our state’s infrastructure.”

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