For Antigo Times
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss the Wolf River Bridge on WIS 52 in Langlade County.
The meeting is scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Langlade Town Hall, N7770 State Highway 55, Lily. A brief presentation is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will follow an open house format.
The Wolf River Bridge is nearing the end of its service life and requires replacement. Other identified needs include:
- The pavement leading up to the bridge is deteriorating
- The guardrail does not meet current standards
- Pavement marking and signs require improvement
An improvement project is currently scheduled for construction in 2018, but may occur as early as 2017. During construction, crews plan to close the bridge and detour traffic via WIS 64 and WIS 55.
WisDOT is seeking the public’s input on proposed alternatives that will address the identified needs and traffic management strategies during construction.
Citizens who are hearing impaired and require an interpreter at the meeting may request one by contacting Kristin McHugh at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (711).