WisDOT Schedules Public Meeting on I-39/US 10E, WIS 66W Interchange
For the City-Times
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss the existing and future operational needs of the I-39/US 10 east/WIS 66 west interchange in Stevens Point.
The meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bannach Elementary School, 5400 Walter Street, in Stevens Point. A presentation is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will follow an open house format.
Currently, the I-39/US 10 east/WIS 66 west interchange experiences significant operational problems during peak travel hours. WisDOT’s primary objective is to address and improve the operations of the interchange. However, changes made to the interchange will likely impact the US 10 east highway. Some modifications to US 10 may be necessary to ensure that the highway continues to safely serve the needs of the traveling public, the local community and the adjacent businesses.
WisDOT is seeking the public’s input on some potential solutions that were developed to address the existing and future transportation needs of the I-39/US 10 east/WIS 66 west interchange. The interchange is currently scheduled for reconstruction in 2022, but could occur as early as 2019.
The I-39/US 10 east/WIS 66 west interchange is one of the interchanges currently being studied along the I-39 Stevens Point area corridor. For more information about the study, please visit the website: www.i39stevenspointarea.dot.wi.gov
Bannach Elementary School is handicapped accessible. Aids such as language translation and signing will be made available if requested at least one week prior to the meeting. Citizens who are hearing-impaired and require an interpreter may request one by contacting Kristin McHugh at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay system (dialing 711).