Bridge and highway reconstruction paves way for safer crossings

Safety and the desire to provide a long-term improvement were key concerns for this $22 million urban roadway reconstruction. Our highway engineers designed intersections and crosswalks that improve access to local schools and safely accommodates bicycles and pedestrians. Through our work with the Department of Transportation, the new bridge has sidewalks, overlooks and bike lanes as well. We also designed roundabouts that will accommodate increasing traffic volumes and provide safer bicycle and pedestrian crossings.

The railroad crossing was also a critical improvement. We coordinated with environmental agencies, the village, the DOT, the railroad and adjacent businesses. As a result of our design, semis no longer bottom out when crossing the tracks. By using Context Sensitive Solutions, we incorporated the ideas of village residents into the project, enhanced the community aesthetics, and encouraged community acceptance through an interactive design process.

Project

Wisconsin State Highway 96 Reconstruction

Client

Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Northeast Region

Expertise Provided

Bridges
Construction
Highways

Location

Wrightstown, WI

From the Client

Mead & Hunt was cooperative to work with and did well working with local businesses, property owners, and local municipality. They worked to adjust when decisions and/or changes were made by the village related to the typical section and real estate issues.
Andrew Fulcer, NE Region Project Manager
Wisconsin Department of Transportation