Submitted by Diana Maas, WisDOT Northwest Region Communications Manager

PRESCOTT, WI -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss planned improvements to the St. Croix River bridge, located along US 10 between Prescott, Wisconsin and Hastings, Minnesota.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday August 22, 2017 from 5 to 6 p.m., at Prescott City Hall, 800 Borner St N, Prescott, WI. The meeting will follow an open house format. The objective of the meeting is to obtain the public’s feedback regarding proposed improvements and traffic management.

The bridge is 26 years old. It is exhibiting structural deficiencies that need to be addressed to reduce maintenance costs and maximize the state’s long-term investment in this important river crossing.

Proposed improvements include concrete surface repair, a polymer overlay, and some painting. Work is currently scheduled to begin in 2018.

WisDOT plans to keep the bridge open during construction. Any operations that will impact river navigation will be completed outside of navigation season (April through October).

Adjacent property owners and all interested persons are encouraged to attend the meeting. Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and require an interpreter may request one by contacting Matt Pfeifer at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (711).