Work begins on Country Club Drive temporary road
By Taylor Hale
HULL – The temporary road repair process on Country Club Drive, in the town of Hull, started on Aug. 19. The project is a collaboration between Stevens Point and Hull, stemming from a 1985 agreement stating that the city will share 70 percent of any construction done on Country Club Drive.
The temporary groundwork will be removed next year for a finalized roadway, according to Wiza. “Next year they are going to tear all that up, and do it again and rebuild the road,” Wiza explained. “That’s the plan, whether it’s efficient or not, it doesn’t really matter at this point, that’s what council decided to do.”
The temporary updates will cost the city roughly $50,000. The permanent roadway is expected to be around $150,000. The completed thoroughfare could see a multi-use path along the road.
Wiza noted that the plans would use Stevens Point taxpayer dollars — dollars he feels could be utilized within city limits.
“I think using Stevens Point taxpayer money on something that is not obligated outside of the city, I think is wrong,” Wiza said. “We’ve got enough projects in the city where we have to cut money out of the budget because we can’t do all the projects.”
Country Club Drive is slated to be closed for roughly two weeks starting Aug. 19, from Carol’s Lane to the Highway 66 area.
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