Replacement project to close town of Sharon bridge
For the Gazette
PORTAGE COUNTY – A replacement project will close the County Highway Y bridge over the Plover River, in the town of Sharon.
“Beginning July 11, Larson Construction Company, Inc. will begin construction on the replacement of the CTH Y bridge over the Plover River in the Town of Sharon, Portage County. The bridge is located between Bentley Road and Freedom Drive. The current structure was originally constructed in 1954 and is rated as structurally deficient,” a release from Portage County Highway Commissioner Nathan Check stated.
“The bridge replacement will require a complete closure of CTH Y at the bridge location. A detour will be posted to route traffic to CTH J and STH 66 by the Portage County Highway Department. The project is anticipated to be complete in mid to late September, weather dependent.”
The project is being funded through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Local Bridge Improvement Assistance Program which helps “rehabilitate and replace the most seriously deficient existing local bridges on Wisconsin’s local highway systems on a cost-share basis with the county.”