WisDOT to hold public meeting on U.S. 8 project in Lincoln County

For the Tomahawk Leader

TOMAHAWK – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss proposed options for U.S. Hwy. 8 between County Rd. L and Klade Rd. in Lincoln County.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the City Hall Council Chambers, 23 N. 2nd St., Tomahawk, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The meeting can also be attended virtually by calling 1-888-475-4499, access code 903 385 0484, passcode 54487; or by visiting www.zoom.com, clicking “Join” and entering the access code and passcode.

A release from WisDOT said a brief presentation is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. for both in-person and virtual participants. The remainder of the meeting will follow an open house format.

“Options will be discussed at the meeting to address the deterioration of asphalt on U.S. 8 and improving safety at the intersections of the highway with Lincoln County L and at Klade Rd.,” WisDOT stated. “Options for improving the Hiawatha Trail crossing of U.S. 8 will also be presented.”

Construction is scheduled for 2027, according to WisDOT.

For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s North Central Region, visit www.projects.511wi.gov/region/north-central/.

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