Public hearing set to address future of WIS 23 in Sheboygan County

​Hearing is for WIS 23 freeway designation between County P and WIS 32

Release date: December 1, 2016

(Sheboygan County) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region office announces a public hearing has been scheduled for designation of WIS 23 as a freeway from County P west of the city of Plymouth to WIS 32 in the city of Sheboygan Falls in Sheboygan County.

WIS 23 freeway designation public hearing:

  • Tuesday, December 13, 5 to 7 p.m., Riverview Middle School, 300 Riverside Circle, Plymouth, Wisconsin

WIS 23 public hearing schedule:

  • 5 p.m. – Meeting begins. Opportunity to review exhibits, talk with project staff, provide private verbal testimony and written testimony
  • 5:30 p.m. – Brief PowerPoint presentation begins in school auditorium.
  • Approximately 5:45 to 7 p.m. – Public verbal testimony begins. Private testimony and written testimony continues. Opportunity to review exhibits and visit with project staff continues.
  • 7 p.m. – Public hearing ends

The public is encouraged to attend the hearing, review the study’s exhibits and displays, and provide written or verbal testimony. Hearing attendees can provide private verbal testimony and written testimony beginning at 5 p.m. A brief presentation of the WIS 23 freeway designation and corridor preservation study begins at 5:30 p.m. Following the presentation, public verbal testimony option begins, and private verbal testimony and written testimony will continue. Options and instructions for providing testimony will be available at the hearing. Project staff will be available to answer any questions and discuss study details. Written testimony will be accepted through January 10, 2017.

The hearing is being held to designate the segment of WIS 23 from County P to WIS 32 a freeway under Wisconsin Statute 84.295(5) and to preserve right of way under Wisconsin State Statute 84.295(10). The WIS 23 Freeway Designation and Corridor Preservation Study prepared a long-range plan showing the proposed, future transportation facility, including access locations and type. The study’s long-range transportation improvements will be designed and officially mapped in the study limits. The freeway designation and mapping is a proactive approach to manage the WIS 23 corridor and preserve safety, mobility and access into the future. No construction is planned at this time.

Persons who are unable to attend the hearing can request study information or provide written testimony by contacting WisDOT Project Manager Natasha Gwidt, P.E., 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304. Natasha can be reached via phone at (920) 492-4125, via fax at (920) 492-5640, or email to natasha.gwidt@dot.wi.gov. Written testimony will be included in the public hearing record if mailed, emailed or faxed no later than January 10, 2017. For more information on the WIS 23 study, please see the study website at: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/projects/by-region/ne/wis23corridorsheb/default.aspx

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and require an interpreter may request one by contacting Natasha at least three working days prior to the hearing via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay system (dialing 711).

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