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UPDATE: Tonight’s WIS 35 public involvement meeting is cancelled due to anticipated severe weather conditions

March 18, 2014

Meeting on proposed access control project has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 8

The public is invited to attend a public involvement meeting to learn more about the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) plan to create a Controlled Access Mapping project of WIS 35 from US 8 to Industrial Drive in Milltown in Polk County. The public involvement meeting, which was scheduled to take place tonight from 5 to 7 p.m., in the village of Milltown Community Center, 301 2nd Avenue in Milltown has been rescheduled. The rescheduled date is Tuesday, April 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the same location.

Designation of WIS 35 as a Controlled Access Highway is provided for under section 84.25 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. The statute allows WisDOT to designate rural highways, which have an average annual daily traffic of 2,000 or more vehicles and facing increased development pressures from abutting lands, as a Controlled Access highway. The statute essentially provides a way for WisDOT to protect the highway corridor to maximize its safety and carrying capacity by managing the location and number of future accesses to the highway. The project will not involve any improvements to or reconstruction of WIS 35.

Maps will be on hand showing individual properties, existing access points, and any proposed access changes. WisDOT staff will be available to answer questions. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, provide input and ask questions concerning this project.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, or would like more information, please contact Dena Young at (715) 395-3030. Written comments regarding the project can be mailed to Dena Young at 1701 North 4th Street, Superior, WI 54880. Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and who require an interpreter may request one by contacting Dena Young at least one week prior to the meeting.

For more information, contact:
Chris Ouellette, WisDOT NW Region Communications
(715) 833-9814, chris.ouellette@dot.wi.gov

 

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