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Middleton roundabout to see artwork

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:52:54 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 26 2013 10:04:22 AM CST
MIDDLETON, Wis. -

A Middleton roundabout is set to see some artwork.

Middleton’s Public Works Department approved artwork to be placed at the roundabout.

The Arts Commission is raising money to pay an artist to create the sculpture from stainless steel and glass.

The project will cost about $50,000 and stand 14 feet tall.

Some drivers are worried that the artwork could cause a distraction.

“People have expressed concern that it’s going to be distracting, and they won’t look at the traffic,” Middleton Arts Committee Chair Rob Conhaim said. “But actually, the Department of Transportation for the state wants people’s vision to be directed toward their left, which is the direction the traffic is coming from. The DOT doesn’t want people to be able to see across a roundabout.”

Donations to the project can be made through the Middleton City Hall.

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