Although construction isn't expected to start for five years, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold its first public information meeting next week to discuss rehabilitation of the Watertown Plank Road bridges, which were built in 1972.
The proposed project involves improvements to the Watertown Plank Road bridges over the Canadian Pacific Railway, Underwood Creek and the Oak Leaf Trail. The existing bridge decks will be replaced with new, slightly wider decks, and minimal work will be done to the approaching roadway.
The design work is expected to be done in 2012-13, with construction anticipated in 2017.
The bridges are planned to be constructed one at a time so two-way traffic can be maintained on the opposite bridge throughout construction.
Representatives from the project team will be available to answer questions from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave.
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