There is a 1.45 mile stretch of County Road Q that runs from State Highway 54 to Round Lake Road.
This road is in dire need of repair or rebuilding. It is a major point of entry into the west part of Waupaca from Stevens Point, Plover and all points west.
Right-of-way has been purchased, power poles moved and silt fences are in place. This project has been “on the drawing board” for 10 years, almost started twice and now we have learned that the work is scheduled for 2016.
To describe County Q as a disaster is an understatement. Potholes upon potholes, edges of pavement breaking off and a “washboard” effect from ridges in several places have caused many drivers to use alternate routes.
Of major concern is commercial vehicles using the residential street of Round Lake Road which is very curved and narrow.
A traffic count in 2008 indicated an average of 800 vehicles per day using this road and the Waupaca County Highway Department estimates it to be 1,000 now. There aren’t many, if any, county roads with a higher usage rate in such poor condition.
I am not involved in politics or business interests — just a concerned, tax paying citizen asking the Waupaca County board to please fix County Q.