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WIS 54, Maple Drive intersection meeting scheduled

June 28, 2013

Public is invited to attend and learn more about proposed roundabout construction

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss the planned reconstruction of the WIS 54/Maple Drive intersection, in the village of Plover.
 
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the board room of the Plover Village Hall, 2400 Post Road, Plover. A brief presentation is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. Citizens who are hearing-impaired and require an interpreter may request one by contacting Kristin McHugh at least three working days prior to the meeting by e-mail at or via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay system (dialing 711).

The curve of WIS 54, combined with the angle at which Maple Drive intersects with WIS 54, contributes to the numerous crashes at this intersection. Speed, traffic volumes, and large truck percentages are also contributing factors. The purpose of this project is to reconstruct and improve the safety of the WIS 54/Maple Drive intersection for through traffic and local motorists.

Based on input received at a public meeting in December 2012, and WisDOT’s work with Plover officials, the preferred alternative for the intersection is to construct a roundabout at this location. More information regarding roundabouts, the safety benefits of roundabouts and how to drive roundabouts can be found on WisDOT’s Web site: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/safety/motorist/roaddesign/roundabouts/benefits.htm

Some right of way and easements will be required to reconstruct the intersection. Additional information regarding real estate impacts and acquisitions will be available at the meeting.

Construction on the WIS 54/Maple Drive intersection is currently scheduled for 2015. The intersection will be closed and detoured during construction.

For more information, contact:
Kristin McHugh, WisDOT Region Communications Manager, (715) 421-8380

 

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