Town weighs future road projects

by Emmitt B. Feldner
of The Review staff

PLYMOUTH – The Town Board began looking down the road at future road projects Tuesday.

Town Chairman Warren Luedke presented budgeting numbers he received from the Sheboygan County Highway Department for several urgent road repair needs in the town.

“We need to figure out how to come up with the money to do these in the coming years,” Luedke told the board.

He emphasized that the figures from the county are not firm bids, simply rough estimates of the costs.

The repaving projects listed were 150 feet of Pleasant View Road north of County O, roughly half a mile of Country Aire Road south of State 67 and roughly a mile or so of Country Aire from County Z to County C.

Luedke also reported that the state Department of Transportation is continuing to request that the town endorse the latest proposal for converting State 23 from Sheboygan Falls to Plymouth to freeway status.

“This is not what we requested,” Luedke said of the DOT proposal which was presented in a public meeting last December.

One example in the proposal he cited was the plan to close the intersection of County O and State 23, including a dead end of County O/Fairview Drive south of State 23. “That really doesn’t accomplish anything,” Luedke commented.

“They had some other options but they’re dropping them,” Supervisor Glenn Kruschke added.

Luedke suggested tabling the DOT request for a month to allow supervisors more time to study it. “We can act on their request at our next meeting,” he said.

That meeting was changed to Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. The usual meeting date, the second Tuesday of the month, is Election Day.

The board also scheduled a meeting for Monday, April 10, with the Fire Department committee to discuss replacing one of the town’s fire trucks.


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