Clintonville street closed since mid-June
By Bert Lehman
Main Street in Clintonville reopened after more than four months of reconstruction, including replacing the Pigeon River Bridge.
The reopening of Main Street was marked with a special ceremony held on Wednesday, Oct. 27.
At the ceremony, Clintonville Mayor Judy Magee welcomed those in attendance. She also thanked the Main Street businesses for their patience during the reconstruction project.
Magee introduced Matt Bronson, Wisconsin Department of Transportation North Central Region Project Development Chief, who addressed those in attendance.
“Everyone knows this marks the completion of many years of planning, coordination and cooperation between the city of Clintonville and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation,” Bronson said. “It was a $2.4 million investment in the local transportation system and the state transportation system.”
He added, “We recognize the importance of infrastructure like this to the local economy and ultimately the state economy. As always, we’re committed to the safety and operations of our entire transportation system.”
Bronson said he appreciated the city’s dedication and leadership during the entire project.
“I’d like to thank all the businesses and property owners and residents that were part of the process to get us to today,” Bronson said. “Thank you for your patience during construction and your cooperation.”
The conclusion of the reconstruction of Main Street brings it up to date with today’s design standards, Bronson said.
“It was also a good opportunity for the city to replace aging sanitary and water systems,” he said.
Bronson said there is more work to be done to Main Street.
“As we celebrate today, we know this is really only halfway to the path on completion of the construction of Highway 22 here in town and we’re scheduled for 2017 to complete the remainder of [Highway] 22 from 13th Street to Highway 156. We’ll continue to work with all the businesses and the city.”
To commemorate the new Pigeon River Bridge, the Clintonville High School marching band led city officials and residents across the reconstructed bridge.