March 17, 2021 – Washington Co., WI – About 50 people attended a public information meeting Tuesday night at Addison Town Hall. The hot topic was County Highway W extension and improvements to intersections at STH 83, STH 175 and CTH S.
Washington County Director of Public Works Scott Schmidt led the information session touting “the project will create a more effective and efficient roadway system and improve the poor operating conditions of the existing intersections.”
Schmidt stressed “safety” and “efficiency” as the top two talking points.
Neighbors in attendance pushed back on the proposal saying making one change would cause a bottleneck elsewhere. There were complaints about the need for three parallel roads within a single mile and taking away more farmland to complete the project.
People in attendance were encouraged to fill out forms with their input.
The next meeting on the project is Thursday, March 18, 2021 – Town of Addison meeting.
The issue will come before the full Washington County Board on May 12, 2021.