Public hearing scheduled to discuss US 10 between I-39 and Amherst Junction

For release: July 11, 2017

WisDOT proposing to discontinue mapping new location for US 10 

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public hearing to discuss its proposal to discontinue mapping a new location for US 10 between I-39 (Stevens Point) and (Lake Drive) Amherst Junction.

The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ben Franklin Junior High School, 2000 Polk Street, Stevens Point. It is an opportunity for the public to give formal testimony supporting or opposing WisDOT’s new preferred alternative.

The hearing will combine an open house with a traditional hearing format. The open house begins at 5 p.m. The traditional public hearing portion begins with a presentation at 5:15 p.m. Local officials, property owners, and other interested parties are encouraged to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide private or public verbal testimony. Written testimony is also an option.

WisDOT initiated a corridor preservation study in 2002, per Section 84.295 (10) Wisconsin State Statutes, to identify a future location for US 10 and to map the right of way needed to construct a new alignment that would accommodate increased traffic demands. An Environmental Assessment (EA) document, that identified a potential location for a new US 10 alignment, was completed in 2012.

In 2016, WisDOT initiated a re-evaluation of the 2012 EA document. Following a review of current traffic demands, and input received during public outreach, the department’s new preferred alternative is to discontinue mapping a new location for US 10.

Environmental documents and other information is available on the WisDOT website.

Ben Franklin Junior High School is ADA accessible. Attendees who are deaf or hard of hearing, and require an interpreter, may request one by contacting Kristin McHugh at (715) 421-8380 (not a TDD number) at least three business days prior to the hearing date. Calls can also be placed through the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System by dialing 711.

Information concerning the proposal is also available for inspection and copying at the department’s North Central Region Offices:

  • 510 N. Hanson Lake Road, Rhinelander, WI 54501
  • 1681 2nd Avenue South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495 

For more information, contact:

Kristin McHugh, WisDOT Region Communications Manager
(715) 421-8380