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US 51 Bearskin Trail bridge - Fast facts
Hazelhurst, Oneida County

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Map key - Thick orange line is the project overview/location. Blue tear drop with dot in center is the project limit.

Project location

Bearskin Trail bridge, south of Oneida County D, near Hazelhurst, in Oneida County.

Overview

  • The Bearskin Trail steel trestle bridge over US 51, built in 1938, is now a crossing for the Bearskin State Trail just south of Oneida County D.
  • The proposed improvements will replace the existing bridge with a modern concrete girder/deck bridge.
  • This will correct the existing substandard horizontal and vertical clearance that the bridge provides for US 51 traffic.
  • The bridge replacement will provide a wider and safer bridge for trail users and eliminate the bottleneck that the current bridge creates for oversize loads hauled on US 51.

Schedule

Scheduled for construction in 2016.

Traffic impacts/Detours

During construction, US 51 and the Bearskin Trail will remain open.

Status

  • Planning began February 2007 and design work October 2009.
  • Public Involvement Meeting - Aug. 27, 2013
  • Local Officials Meeting - March 17, 2014
  • Public mailing - March 31, 2014
  • The Environmental Document was approved April 28, 2014.
  • Construction scheduled to start 2016.

Contact information

Kristin McHugh, WisDOT North Central Region Communications Manager
(715) 421-8380
kristin.mchugh@dot.wi.gov

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
North Central Region, Wisconsin Rapids Office
1681 Second Ave. South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-4768
Phone: (715) 421-8301
Fax: (715) 423-0334
TTY: 711
Email: ncr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov

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Last modified: July 31, 2014

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