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WIS 96 Fox River Bridge and approaches - Need/purpose

Why is this project needed?

  • The purpose of constructing a new Fox River bridge and approaches is to provide a safe and efficient crossing of the Fox River for future users while minimizing disturbance to the natural and built environment.
  • The need for a new Fox River bridge and approaches is due to a combination of factors including deficiencies with the existing bridge, safety, existing roadway conditions, and route importance.
  • The purpose of the reconstructing WIS 96 from Fox River to Greenleaf is to extend the service life of the corridor by reconstructing the aging infrastructure. Improve corridor safety and operations at intersections with deficient geometry and improve the mobility and safety of pedestrians and bicyclists along the corridor.
  • The primary need for the project is the improvement of aging and deficient infrastructure, and to improve substandard intersection geometry that is impacting operations. Further, the roadway has little or no accommodation for non-motorized mobility, limiting pedestrian comfort and safety.

Project benefits/anticipated outcomes

  • The new bridge will be designed and constructed to have pedestrian, bicycle, and snowmobile accommodations. The bridge will also accommodate large farm equipment without closing down the entire bridge to cross the Fox River.
  • The portions of WIS 96 that are being reconstructed will have new storm sewer systems, pavement, curb and gutter, and sidewalks. Installation of bicycle and pedestrian accommodations will also be constructed with the project.
  • Improved safety and mobility while improving important infrastructure.

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Last modified: May 14, 2013

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