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WisDOT conducting public meeting for WIS 70 bridge in Price County

June 2, 2014

Bridge will likely be closed to traffic for two months in 2015

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss the WIS 70 bridge over the S. Fork Flambeau River, located in the town of Fifield, Price County.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Fifield Town Hall, N13935 Ridge Avenue, Fifield. A brief presentation is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.

The objective of the meeting is to discuss the purpose and the need for the project and to obtain input on traffic management during construction.

The existing bridge deck is showing signs of deterioration. The bridge width is too narrow to make necessary improvements and keep it open during construction. WisDOT is seeking input on the proposed detour options.

Construction is currently scheduled to begin in 2015.

For more information, contact:
Kristin McHugh, WisDOT region communications manager
(715) 421-8380, kristin.mchugh@dot.wi.gov

 

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