State Building Commission approves over $125M in state projects  

In a Wednesday press release, Gov. Tony Evers announced the Wisconsin State Building Commission approved a total of approximately $125.7 million in key projects across the state. 

Highlights of the Commission’s approved projects include: 

  • Phase III of a remodeling project at the Milwaukee Readiness Center for the Department of Military Affairs; 
  • Construction of several Statewide Towers Updates for the Department of Military Affairs; 
  • The release of Building Trust Funds to begin design on a flush toilet and shower facility renovation project at Peninsula State Park for the Department of Natural Resources; 
  • Phase II of construction for the Immersive Welcome Experience, as part of the Old World Wisconsin Guest Entry Experience, for the Wisconsin Historical Society; 
  • Construction on the South Campus Utility Improvements project at the University of Wisconsin (UW)–Madison that will replace and construct new steam and primary electric/signal communication utilities along Dayton Street; 
  • Two multibuilding fire alarm and protection system renovation projects and one elevator modernization project at UW–Madison as part of the Minor Facilities Renewal Program group enumerations; 
  • A renewable energy project at UW–Superior for multibuilding solar photovoltaic arrays on a former soccer field that will save approximately 500,000 kilowatt hours annually; and 
  • Twenty-four maintenance and repair projects for the departments of Administration, Corrections, Military Affairs, Natural Resources, Transportation, Veterans Affairs, Wisconsin Historical Society, State Fair Park, and the UW System, located at various locations in 14 counties across the state.