Public Involvement Meeting Notice

Improvements to 195th Street at Paint Creek to be discussed at July 16th Meeting

Planned improvements for 195th Street in the Town of Lafayette, Chippewa County, will be discussed at a Public Involvement meeting on Monday, July 16, 2018.  The meeting will start at 6 PM at the Town of Lafayette Town Hall, 5765 197th Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. The 195th Street project involves improvements to the roadway and bridge at the crossing of Paint Creek approximately 0.6 miles south of CTH X.  The proposed improvement will include the removal of the existing abutments of the original three-span steel girder bridge and placement of a new three-span prestressed concrete girder bridge. The 250-foot long project will include the replacement of existing bridge on the existing alignment and approximately 134 feet of urban roadway approaches.

During construction of the project, the project site will remain closed to traffic. Construction is anticipated to take approximately 4 months during 2019.  The earliest construction could begin is June 15th due to WDNR stream restrictions.  All instream work must be completed between June 15th and March 1st.  The exact timeframe will be determined by the contractor based on their availability.  There is a boat landing northwest of the bridge that will not be impacted by the project and it will remain open with public access maintained at all times during construction. No additional right-of-way is anticipated to be needed for the proposed replacement project. A variety of exhibits and maps will be featured at the Public Involvement meeting, and representatives from the Town of Lafayette, Chippewa County, and Ayres Associates will be available to discuss the projects and answer questions. The public is encouraged to attend to examine the proposed improvements and discuss any concerns they might have.  Individuals who are unable to attend on July 16th can contribute comments about the bridge projects by contacting the following individuals:

David Staber, Chairman                Fred Anderson, Engineer                         Christopher McMahon, Engineer

Town of Lafayette                       Chippewa Co. Highway Dept.              Ayres Associates, Inc.

5765 197th Street                         801 East Grand Avenue                         3433 Oakwood Hills Parkway

Chippewa Falls, WI 54729       Chippewa Falls, WI 54729                     Eau Claire, WI 54701

715.723.7692                               715.726.7914                                              715.834.3161

[email protected]                 [email protected]              [email protected]

All residents are invited to attend an information meeting about the bridge design for the 195th Street Bridge.  This meeting will proceed the Regular Town Board Meeting set to begin at 7:00 pm that evening.