Public Notice -Wikdal Park Proposed Right-of-Way Conversion - Phase 1
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WISDOT) is seeking public comment regarding the WIS 13 project (ID: 8160-00-05(75)) in Bayfield County, WI. The portion of the proposed project within the City of Washburn, will have an impact on Wikdal Park.
The proposed project would permanently convert 0.005 acres of existing Wikdal Park property into WIS 13 highway right-of-way. This strip of park land conversation is located on the south side of the park abutting WIS 13. This permanent conversion of parkland to WIS 13 right-of-way is necessary to accommodate construction of the new sidewalk and associated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps.
An area of varied dimension from approximately 4.5 feet to 7.5 feet of width along the south border of Wikdal Park (WIS 13) will be used via Temporarily Limited Easement (TLE) for the new sidewalk and associated ADA curb ramp construction. Landscaping and finishing activities will also be completed to fully restore the property to its original condition as part of the activities associated with the TLE.
Interested parties are invited to review the information and provide any feedback and concerns directly to the project manager, Jessica Bowker by March 24, 2023.
Comments regarding the proposed impacts to the City of Washburn Wikdal Park and the overall highway improvement project may be submitted to WisDOT in writing or through the WisDOT website during the 15-day comment period; the comment deadline is posted on the WisDOT project website above.
Written comments may be provided to: Jessica Bowker, WisDOT Northwest Region, 718 West Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, by email at Jessica.Bowker@dot.wi.gov, or by telephone at (715) 577-2963.
Public Meeting - Phase 2 Bayfield Street Reconstruction Project March 9, 2023
The City of Washburn held two public information/opinion gathering sessions related to specific details of the Bayfield Street Phase 2 Reconstruction Project. These sessions specifically focused on design details of the highway related to parking lanes, turning lanes, and sidewalk improvements along the portion of the highway from 2nd Avenue West to Superior Avenue.
Below is a recording of the morning session, with presentation (about 25 min.) and the Q&A period following. You can also find a fact sheet including scope of work and suggested improvements.
Phase 1 - (2nd Ave W to Thompson Creek)
Phase 2 - (2nd Ave W to Superior Ave)
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