Federal Funding to Help Upgrade County Radio System

US Senator Tammy Baldwin announced last Friday that she successfully secured over $211 million for community-driven projects across Wisconsin in the bipartisan fiscal year 2024 government funding package. Included in this package is $3.9 million in funding to the County of Door to support an upgrade to its public safety radio system which aids in contacting emergency personnel from within the county. The county’s communication infrastructure will soon see a full-system communication tower and radio capability upgrade as some towers would change from an analog system to a digital system.
Phase 1 of this project includes site land acquisition and site testing, which the county board approved at their February 27th meeting up to $700,000. Door County Tech Services Project Manager Ashley Degrave details more of the work in this phase…

There is a loose timeline for the completion of phase 1, but Degrave says phase 2 could start before phase 1 would finish…

The entire project has a total estimated price of just over $25.6 million, but Degrave says this recent funding is much appreciated and will help keep phases 1 and 2 on budget…

Phases 2 and 3 of this project will still need to be brought before the county board for review and approval, but this recent $3.9 million from the government funding package will certainly help in moving the project along.

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