Public Meeting to Discuss Hwy 48 Roundabouts

posted Jan 7, 2020, 5:34 AM by News Room
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is conducting a public meeting to discuss the reconstruction of WIS 48 (Knapp Street) from West Avenue to Bear Paw Avenue in Rice Lake. Construction will begin this spring and continue into November. In addition, Rice Lake representatives will present information about municipal projects planned for Douglas Street, Eau Claire Street and the Farm & Fleet entrance.  The meeting is scheduled from 5pm to 7pm, Tuesday, January 21, at Rice Lake City Hall.  The WIS 48 project involves reconstructing WIS 48 and its intersections with West Avenue and both the northbound and southbound US 53 ramp terminals as roundabouts; Milling off the existing road surface and overlaying WIS 48 at its intersection with Bear Paw Avenue and installing a traffic signal; and reducing WIS 48 from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction.