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Public meeting scheduled to discuss WIS 29/156 intersection, WIS 156 in Shawano and Brown counties

June 5, 2014

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the WIS 29/156 intersection and to WIS 156, in the town of Maple Grove (Shawano County) and the town of Pittsfield (Brown County).

The meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday June 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Stanislaus Fellowship Hall, W1888 Hofa Park Drive, Seymour.

The meeting will focus on the design progress since the October 2013 public involvement meeting. WisDOT representatives are seeking the public’s input on recommended alternatives. A brief presentation is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. After the presentation, the meeting will follow an open house format.

The project includes safety improvements at the WIS 29/156 intersection. During the design process, WisDOT analyzed alternatives that included an overpass and a J-turn type intersection. The overpass alternative would require redirection of WIS 156 onto Old 29 Road and County Y. Pavement improvements would be required along Old 29 Road and County Y.

Other proposed improvements on WIS 156 include:

  • Milling and overlaying WIS 156 between WIS 55 and WIS 29
  • Paving the shoulders along the roadway
  • Construction of a new box culvert at the unnamed tributary of the Black Creek
  • Replacement or removal of deteriorated guard rail
  • Installation of new signing and pavement marking

New right of way and temporary easements will be required at spot locations to accommodate improvements.

Construction is currently scheduled for 2017. During construction, motorists can expect to encounter periodic single lane closures on WIS 29. WIS 156 will be detoured during construction of the box culvert. Access to adjacent properties will be maintained during construction.

The St. Stanislaus Fellowship Hall is handicapped accessible. Aids such as language translation and signing will be made available if requested at least one week prior to the meeting. 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.

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

 

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