For release: May 25, 2017
Crews installing over height detection system at the I-39/WIS 66/Stanley Street interchange
Work to prevent over height vehicles from hitting the I-39 bridges over WIS 66 in Stevens Point is scheduled to begin June 5.
Bodart Electric Service, Inc., is the prime contractor for the $128,000 project. Crews will install an over height detection system that will vertically measure approaching vehicles. If a vehicle exceeds the maximum height (14 feet 10 inches), it will activate a signal system that will communicate the clearance issue to the driver. It also directs them to an alternate route that will avoid an impact with the structure.
Motorists on WIS 66 and Stanley Street can expect to encounter lane closures during construction.
Construction is scheduled for completion by early July. The schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions and construction status.
One hundred percent of the project will be paid with state transportation funds.
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For more information, contact:
Kristin McHugh, WisDOT Region Communications Manager, (715) 421-8380