Reminder: Public meeting scheduled for US 151 in Fond du Lac County tomorrow (Wednesday, March 12)
March 11, 2014
Meeting to focus on preferred alternative for preservation study
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay is sending a reminder that a fifth public involvement meeting to discuss the US 151 Preservation Study in Fond du Lac County – between WIS 49 and US 41 – will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, March 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Oakfield Elementary School gym, 200 E. White Street, Oakfield, Wisconsin. A short presentation discussing the preservation study will be given at 5:15 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will follow an open house format.
The purpose of this public involvement meeting is to share details regarding the preferred alternative. The preferred alternative has been refined from comments received at prior meetings with the public and local officials. Detailed maps of the preferred alternative will be on display, and attendees will be given the opportunity to again provide written or verbal comments. Representatives of WisDOT will be available to discuss the study and address any questions or concerns.
The US 151 Preservation Study will ultimately develop a long-term vision for the corridor with the goal of officially designating, mapping, and preserving it as a freeway. As a freeway, at-grade intersections would be replaced by an interchange, overpass, cul-de-sacs, and new local road connections to safely balance the access and mobility needs of the area. Direct driveway access to private properties on US 151 would be removed/relocated.
Please note, there are no immediate projects or construction dollars for these proposed changes to US 151. Developing a long-term highway access plan will allow WisDOT and local communities to collectively plan for compatible transportation and land use systems for the future.
Persons who are unable to attend the meeting can make their comments by contacting WisDOT Project Manager Patrick Laux at 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304; (920) 569-2098 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. An interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing will be at the meeting.
For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, WisDOT NE Region/US 41 Project Communications
(920) 492-4153, email@example.com