An in-person Public Involvement Meeting (PIM) is no longer being held based on public health guidance to limit public gatherings. However, we are seeking your valuable feedback in alternative formats beginning June 12, 2020, to July 1, 2020.
We are seeking your input regarding propose improvements on US 8 at two intersections. The proposed improvements being considered are:
Closing the intersection at Tripoli Drive and eliminating the railroad crossing
- As the rail road (RR) crossing is near US 8, Federal Regulations requires evaluation of warning devices. The crossing is at a skewed angle on a curved roadway. This geometry creates an unusually restrictive sight distance resulting in need for RR crossing signals and gates estimated at $300,000. The safety, signal cost, access to other local roads and low population density challenges the need for the Tripoli Drive intersection to remain open.
Closing the intersection at Short Road and eliminating the railroad crossing
- Short road has a similar situation as the Tripoli Drive intersection. The RR crossing is further from US 8, so evaluation of warning devices is not required. The crossing is at a skewed angle on a curved highway and creates an unusually restrictive sight distance. The trees and high ground also restrict sight distance. The safety, access to other local roads and low population density challenges the need for the Short Road intersection to remain open.
Review the project handout
View project exhibits:
Rights of Landowners Under Wis Eminent Domain Law [Wis Stats 32.05]
How to provide your feedback by July 1, 2020:
- Local stakeholders received a letter with a handout and comment form. Recipients can complete and return the comment form mailed to them.