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WIS 182, Bear River Bridge replacement public meeting scheduled

July 5, 2013

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss proposed improvements to WIS 182 between the Price County line to WIS 47, in Iron County. WisDOT is also proposing to replace the Bear River bridge in the town of Sherman.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Sherman Town Hall. The meeting will follow an open house format. Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and require an interpreter may request one by contacting Kristin McHugh at least three working days prior to the meeting.

The existing pavement on this 14.3 mile section of WIS 182 is showing signs of excessive deterioration, rutting and is exhibiting a poor ride quality. WisDOT is proposing to mill the existing surface and overlay it with new asphalt. The Bear River Bridge is nearing the end of its service life and requires replacement with a structure that meets current design and safety standards. Other proposed improvements include addressing 18 culverts and improving the safety of the roadway by installing centerline rumble strips.

Construction is scheduled to begin as early as spring 2014. Motorists can expect to encounter flagging operations and some minor delays. The Bear River bridge will remain open to traffic using temporary traffic signals.

Construction is scheduled for completion in fall 2014. The replacement of the Bear River Bridge should take approximately 50 working days.

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



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