DOT sets Highway 47 construction meeting

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Leader Staff

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting next week to discuss construction plans for Airport Drive between Green Bay Street and state Highway 29.

The meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shawano City Hall, 127 S. Sawyer St.

Construction on Airport Drive, which is also state Highway 47, is scheduled to begin on Aug. 1.

The work will include reconstructing the existing four-lane road to a two-lane road between Green Bay Street and County Road B; repairing curb and gutter and storm sewer; improving intersections; and reconstructing the railroad crossing.

Crews will close Airport Drive between Green Bay Street and County Road B on Aug. 1. Detour routes will be posted. The road is scheduled to reopen in late October.

Motorists on can expect to encounter single lane closures and flagging operations on Airport Drive, the DOT said, as well as single lane closures and flagging operations on Green Bay Street during traffic signal construction.

The Beauprey Street and Engel drive intersections with Airport Drive will be closed during construction.

Richmond Street will be closed at the intersection with Airport Drive for approximately two weeks. This is currently scheduled to occur in October.

Access to adjacent properties will be maintained. However, it might be necessary to temporarily limit access to driveways and/or intersections for short periods of time, the DOT said.