Roundabout and restriping: Hearings scheduled for input on Stanley, Division streets changes
By Cassie Lennox
The city of Stevens Point is taking up planning again on improving two main streets: Stanley Street from Michigan Avenue to Green Avenue, and reconstructing the intersection of Division Street and Northpoint Drive, possibly with a roundabout.
From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, a public meeting will be held in the cafeteria at Pacelli, 1301 Maria Drive, to discuss planned improvements to the intersection of Division Street (Business 51) and Northpoint Drive.
Due to current traffic because of construction on the former Holiday Inn property, and anticipated traffic growth through potential future development in that area, the city believes improvements need to be made for safety and for flow.
Proposed improvements include reconstruction of the intersection into a roundabout, resurfacing Prentice Street North and restriping Northpoint Drive with a two-way left turn lane. Work is currently scheduled to occur in the summer of 2018.
A presentation will kick off the meeting, followed by an open house format to discuss the proposed improvements with project representatives. City officials hope to receive public feedback regarding proposed improvements and traffic management during construction.
The second public hearing will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, in the cafeteria at Washington Elementary School, 3500 Prais St., Stevens Point, to discuss a potential traffic lane reconfiguration for the Stanley Street corridor.
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