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Meetings scheduled to discuss Beltline, Hwy. 16/60, Hwy. 14 construction

Published On: Apr 13 2014 11:22:53 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. -

Several Wisconsin Department of Transportation meetings are scheduled in the upcoming weeks to talk about proposed changes and construction projects to local roadways.

Public meeting for Interstate 39/90, Beltline interchange

A public involvement meeting to discuss updated design plans and gather public input on the proposed improvements of the Interstate 39/90 and Beltline interchange is scheduled for Thursday, according to a WisDOT release.

As part of the Interstate 39/90 expansion project, the Beltline interchange will be reconstructed to address safety and congestion concerns, along with the deteriorating and outdated infrastructure, officials said.

The meeting will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the McFarland High School Cafeteria at 5101 Farwell St., according to the release. A formal presentation will be held at 6 p.m.

Public meeting for Highway 16/60 reconstruction in Columbus

An open house meeting is scheduled for Wednesday to discuss the reconstruction of Highway 16/60 or James Street in Columbus, according to a WisDOT release.

A reconstruction is planned in 2017 for Highway 16/60 between Industrial Drive and Manning Street, officials said. The project will include new pavement, intersection improvements, bike and pedestrian accommodations, storm sewer upgrades, traffic signal replacement, street lighting replacement and water main improvements.

The meeting is scheduled from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Columbus Middle School at 400 South Dickason Blvd., officials said. There will be a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m.

Information on the reconstruction of the Highway 16/60 and Highway 151 interchange that is planned for 2021 will be available at the meeting, according to the release.

Public meeting for Highway 14 improvements

WisDOT officials will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss Highway 14 between Highway 92 and Interstate 39/90 in Dane and Rock counties, according to a release.

The findings of the Highway 14 corridor study, which evaluated the existing roadway and possible changes to improve safety and mobility, will be presented at the meeting, officials said. Data was collected regarding traffic volumes and crashes, natural resources, archaeological and historic resources, access points and existing and future land use plans.

The study will be incorporated into the preparation of a corridor management plan to preserve Highway 14 as a two-lane highway for as long as possible, according to the release. Improvement alternatives and recommendations have been developed, and no construction plans are set at this time.

The meeting is scheduled for April 30 at J.C. McKenna Middle School in Evansville at 307 First St. from 4-7 p.m., officials said. The meeting will be held in an open house format with a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m.

Public meeting for Highway 14 project in Cross Plains

Planned improvements to Highway 14 in Cross Plains will be discussed at a public involvement meeting April 22, according to a WisDOT release.

Work scheduled to start in July on Highway 14 includes the resurfacing of Highway KP and the reconstruction of the Highway P bridge over Black Earth Creek, officials said. Improvements will also be made along Bourbon Road to serve as a detour route during the Highway 14 project.

Starting March 2015, Highway 14 will be constructed from Highway KP to Westview Court, officials said. Highway P will be realigned for a safer and more efficient intersection. The changes include a new, wider bridge with additional turn lanes. Village sewer and water mains will also be reconstructed.

The $14.5 million project is expected to improve traffic safety and operations through the community, according to the release.

The meeting is scheduled from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Glacier Middle School Cafetorium at 2800 Military Road, officials said. There will be a brief presentation at 6 p.m.

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