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DOT hosts 2nd public meeting on Rothschild 29-Business 51 construction Thursday

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ROTHSCHILD, WI (WSAU) - The public has opportunities to comment on several upcoming road construction projects in central Wisconsin.

Thursday evening, Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials host a public involvement meeting for the proposed improvements to WIS 29 between Sunrise Drive in Rib Mountain and the Rothschild Business 51 interchange. It starts at 5:00 p.m. in the Rothschild Village Hall with a brief presentation. This is the second public involvement meeting for the project.

Pavement on this section of WIS 29 is deteriorating and needs to be replaced. Also, the bridge decks of the structures located over the Wisconsin River and Business 51 are nearing the end of their service life and require replacement. The Sunrise Drive overpass bridge deck needs repair and does not meet current height requirements.

Construction is currently scheduled to begin in 2014. All work should be completed by spring 2017.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

WisDOT is proposing the following improvements:

Replace the existing pavement of eastbound and westbound WIS 29 from just west of the Wisconsin River to just east of Business 51.

Replace the bridge deck and widen the westbound WIS 29 bridges over the Wisconsin River and Business 51.

Replace the bridge deck and widen the eastbound WIS 29 bridge over Business 51.

Replace the bridge deck of the eastbound WIS 29 bridge over the Wisconsin River.

Replace the parapets and place a concrete overlay on the bridge deck of the Sunrise Drive overpass structure.

Raise the Sunrise Drive overpass at the north end to provide clearance for oversized, overweight vehicles traveling on WIS 29.

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