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Traffic change at US 12/McCann Drive in Altoona planned in Eau Claire County

November 6, 2013

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, in cooperation from the city of Altoona, will be implementing a traffic change at the US 12/McCann Drive intersection in Altoona. This change is being made to improve safety at the intersection and is expected to be implemented on or after Friday, November 8, weather permitting.

Motorists will no longer be able to turn left from McCann Drive to go east on US 12. Signs will be placed directing local drivers to travel east on the north frontage road to access US 12 at 3rd Street (County Road A), an intersection controlled by a traffic signal.

"Right Turn Only" signage will be posted on McCann Drive. Additional signage and curb will be placed in the center of the intersection to prohibit the left turn. Right turns from McCann Drive to US 12 west will remain, as will the eastbound left turns and westbound right turns from US 12 to McCann Drive.

For more information contact Traffic Safety Engineer Greg Helgeson, at (715) 836-2980 or

For more information, contact:
Communications Manager Chris Ouellette, WisDOT NW Region
(715) 833-9814,



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