MANITOWOC - Road construction season is in full swing.
In Manitowoc, work has started on the reconstruction of Meadow Lane.
Tomorrow, a public meeting will discuss plans for 2023 and 2024 to repave State 42 in Two Rivers. The work will call for a full closure of State 42 in the project limits in 2023.
Here's more about those projects, plus three other stories to catch up on in your weekly dose.
1. Meadow Lane reconstruction begins
Meadow Lane, between South 35th and Broadway streets in Manitowoc, will be closed to through traffic for the reconstruction of the roadway on both sides of the Canadian National railroad tracks.
The work started today and is scheduled to last until around July 8.
A detour route is established for through traffic, as follows:
Westbound traffic on Meadow Lane will be detoured onto South 35th Street, then proceed southbound on South 35th Street to Custer Street, then proceed westbound on Custer Street to South Rapids Road and then continue northbound on Rapids Road back to Broadway Street.
Traffic on North Rapids Road wishing to go eastbound on Broadway Street past the CN railroad track crossing will need to stay on Rapids Road and use either Custer Street or Waldo Boulevard to get past the closure.
Motorists on Broadway Street (from the west) will have access to all businesses, residences and the Lower and Upper Schuette Park entrances at all times.
2. State 42 improvements coming in 2023 and 2024: Public meeting Tuesday
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast Region will hold a public involvement meeting and design project website for proposed improvements on 11.2 miles of State 42 from 35th Place in Two Rivers to 350 feet north of Lakeshore Road in the town of Two Creeks in Manitowoc County.
The two-year construction project is scheduled for 2023 and 2024.
The State 42 design project website is here. Included on the website is information to join the State 42 project live, online public involvement meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
During Tuesday's meeting, project engineers will present the proposed improvements live via Microsoft Teams. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain public input on the identified needs and proposed design details. A comment, question and answer period will follow the live project presentation.
Participants can access the virtual meeting via computer browser or mobile device by going to the State 42 project website and clicking on the “Join the Meeting” link under the public meeting notice at the time of the meeting. Participants will have full video and audio. although there is also an option to join the meeting via audio-only with a conference call phone number on the website.
The proposed project is a resurfacing-level improvement that includes milling and paving of State 42 in the project limits, a box culvert replacement, culvert repair/replacement, rumble strips, pavement marking and signing.
The project is scheduled to begin in 2023 and extend into 2024. A full closure and detour of State 42 is proposed for 2023 construction. Work in 2024 is scheduled to take place under traffic using flagging operations.
The project website includes maps of the project limits and location, proposed scope and schedule, traffic impacts and proposed detour route, displays and exhibits, temporary business signing information for businesses in the work zone, a downloadable project information handout and various methods for the public to provide comment.
3. Two Rivers’ Sundae Thursday is this week
Two Rivers Parks & Recreation will host its annual Sundae Thursday event celebrating Two Rivers as the birthplace of the ice cream sundae.
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the J.E. Hamilton Community House, 1520 17th St. The event will feature 25-cent ice cream sundaes, entertainment, games, inflatables, an ice cream-eating contest at 6 p.m. and Two Rivers Community Band performing at 6:30 p.m.
To participate in the ice cream-eating contest, pre-register online or call 920-793-5592.
4. Shoreland Baseball League to mark 50 years
Shoreland Baseball League has announced details for its 50th anniversary celebration coming up Saturday at Walsh Field in Two Rivers.
Park gates will open at 11 a.m. for a Shoreland alumni reunion. All former players, coaches and league officials are invited to attend, along with their families and fans.
At 2 p.m., alumni will head to the diamond for a softball game.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Howie Timm will begin at 3:30 p.m. Timm spent nearly 40 years associated with the Shoreland League as a player and manager. During that time, he won four league championships with the Two Rivers Polar Bears.
The day will conclude with a baseball game pitting a group of Shoreland League legends against a team of the league’s young rising stars. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.
No admission will be charged throughout the day and concessions will be available. A gift basket raffle will be held to help cover costs.
5. Nicolet National Bank donates to Wisconsin Maritime Museum Drydock Fund
USS Cobia is a World War II submarine that served six war patrols in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986. As the centerpiece of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum’s collection, it sees more than 40,000 visitors pass through its hatches each year.
Routine drydocking is required to keep Cobia in pristine condition. Cobia was last drydocked in 1996. The current target date for drydocking Cobia is September 2025 and the most recent estimate for the cost of drydocking is $1 million.
A fundraising campaign is under way to raise funds to drydock USS Cobia. People can learn more here or contact Emily Shedal at 920-684-0218, ext. 117.
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This article originally appeared on Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter: Manitowoc Meadow Lane work starts; State 42 work planned in Two Rivers