Highway 69 – information on the reconstruction project

On May 30, 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation held public information meetings regarding the new construction on Highway 69.  DOT representatives provided maps and detailed information, which can be viewed in depth at this web address:  http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/projects/by-region/sw/wis69/default.aspx.  The DOT currently expects the schedule of activities to be:

           Appraisals and plans to utilities:  June 2019

           Draft plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E):  November 2020

           Final PS&E:   May 2021

           Construction from Paoli to Valley Road:  Spring to Fall 2022.  Includes constructioni of roundabout at the intersection of PB and Hwy 69.  Diane Avenue intersection to remain open.

            Construction from County D in Belleville to Paoli. Spring to Fall 2023. Diane Avenue intersection closed, intersection of PB and Hwy 69 to remain open.



Informational meeting regarding Highway 69 – focus on real estate acquisition

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has scheduled a Public Involvement Meeting at the Town Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, with a presentation to start at 6:00 p.m.  The notice received by the town states that “WisDOT representatives will give a brief presentation…regarding the proposed reconstruction with an enhanced focus on the real estate process which is about to begin.”  They state that construction iw currently scheduled to begin in 2022.

Ironman 70.3 Wisconsin

On June 9, 2019, the Ironmen and Ironwomen will again be speeding through our area. It is expected that there will be about 2300 participants in this year’s event. Among the local roads being used are Tipperary, Frenchtown, Cates, Observatory, CTH “A”, Sun Valley Parkway, and Paoli Road.  Further information is available at the event website, Ironman70.3wisconsin.com, or from contact person Ryan Richards, at ryan.richards@ironman.com




Rob’s Sugar River Ramble – June 2, 2109

The Upper Sugar River Watershed Association is sponsoring Rob’s Sugar River Ramble, a bike ride through the beautiful Sugar River watershed area, on June 2, 2019. The event expects to have about 200 participants, and to conduct some of its ride on Fritz Road. If you are interested in further information, the contact person is Wade Moder, reachable at wade@uppersugar.org.  The event website is uppersuger.org/ramble.