Public meeting scheduled for remote operations of bridges in Door County

Data gathered during Coast Guard test period of remote operations to be discussed

Release date: July 19, 2017

(Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announces a public involvement meeting to discuss remote operations of the three lift bridges crossing the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal in Sturgeon Bay, Door County.

Sturgeon Bay remote operations public involvement meeting

  • When: Tuesday, August 1, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Sturgeon Bay City Hall (Community Room), 421 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay 
    • A brief presentation will take place at the beginning of the meeting, followed by an open-house format

The bridges are currently operating remotely under a United States Coast Guard (USCG) 2017 Interim Rule published in the Federal Register. WisDOT has compiled data on Sturgeon Bay remote operations and are seeking public comment during the interim rule period (calendar year 2017). USCG will evaluate the data and public comments and determine whether to extend the test period, modify the arrangement, or make the remote operation arrangement permanent.

The public can view remote operations data and exhibits at the public meeting. Bridge engineers and members of the USCG will be on hand to answer any questions. You can also provide comments at the meeting that will be included in the final report to the USCG.

If you have any questions or comments, or cannot attend and would like further information, please contact bridge engineer Jason Lahm, WisDOT Northeast Region, 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI, 54304, or by phone at (920) 492-5998 or email jason.lahm@dot.wi.gov. Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and who require an interpreter may request one by contacting Mr. Lahm at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (dial 711).

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For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Mark.kantola@dot.wi.gov (920) 492-5743