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WIS 96 (County U - County D) Fox River Bridge and Approaches Corridor - Project updates

What's next? | Preferred alternative | Newsletters/others

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Whatís next?

The Environment Assessment (EA) that documents the need for the project, the alternatives development and screening process, the impacts of the preferred alternative, and the coordination with the public and resource agencies is available for viewing.

July, 27, 2011 - Public Hearing was conducted to discuss the Environmental Assessment (EA) and the Preferred alternative so the public could comment on the study and its preferred alternative. Public comment period ended Aug. 15, 2011.

Following the comment period on the EA, WisDOT will address any changes found necessary on the document and the bridge location study will conclude.

The bridge design will continue on as a scheduled improvement project with one more public outreach planned in 2012 and ongoing community involvement thru Fall 2014 construction.

Preferred alternative

WisDOT identified Alternative 1 as the preferred alternative to be carried through the remainder of the environmental study.

  • It is aligned along Broadway Street west of the Fox River.
  • It will address the grade problems at the Canadian National Railroad crossing and improve the intersection with Main Street.
  • It crosses the Fox River south of the existing bridge and will cross over Washington Street and a portion of the Plum Creek wetlands on structure before tying into a new intersection at Fair Street.
  • Existing High Street will be used as the connection between Washington Street (County Z) and the new bridge crossing.
  • Roundabouts are being considered at the intersections with Main Street and Fair Street.

View the Maps and Public involvement for maps, displays and additional information on the other alternatives.

Following the comment period on the EA, WisDOT will address any changes found necessary on the document and the bridge location study will conclude.

The bridge design will continue on as a scheduled improvement project with one more public outreach planned in 2012 and ongoing community involvement through Fall 2014 construction.

2010

August 2010 - WisDOT identified Alternative 1 as the preferred bridge alignment.

2010 - Following the June Public Information Meeting (PIM), the Wrightstown Village Board voted unanimously in support of Alternative 1.

WisDOT favored this location because it was supported by the village and public, it addresses the profile and alignment problems of the existing bridge and approaches, and it avoids the neighborhood impacts associated with Alternative 5.

June 23, 2010 - WisDOT conducted the projectís fourth PIM to allow the public to view and comment on the two remaining alternative alignments.

2010 - After Alternative 1 was revised, meetings were conducted comparing Alternatives 1 and 5 that led to identification of the preferred alternative, including:

  • April 27, 2010 - Seventh Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting
  • June 15, 2010 - Wrightstown Village Board

2009

November 2009 - WisDOT met with the Wrightstown Village Board concerning Alternatives 1 and 5.

2009 - Following the June PIM, the Wrightstown Village Board requested that WisDOT develop a new alternative, based on Alternative 1, containing elements of past alternatives that would minimize neighborhood and community impacts and improve the alignment of WIS 96 east of the Fox River by locating part of the alternative in the Plum Creek wetlands on a bridge structure.

2009 - After the June PIM, WisDOT then conducted a series of meetings with local organizations, county organizations and the public to present the two remaining alternatives, explain their impacts and characteristics of each, and gather comments and information on each alternative.

June 2009 - Following the PIM, WisDOT screened the remaining six alternatives. Two final alternatives (Alternatives 1 and 5) were identified based on comments received from the public and local, state, and federal organizations and agencies.

Newsletters/others

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Last modified: July 16, 2012

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