By Star Journal staff
One of the most heavily trafficked roadways in the city is getting a facelift this summer. The entire five lane section of Lincoln Street from Evergreen Street to Eisenhower Parkway will be replaced.
“The plan is to create minimal disturbance for businesses and motorists,” said Rhinelander Public Works Director Tim Kingman. “Businesses along Lincoln Street will remain open.”
There may be rare instances of an hour or two he said, that a driveway may be inaccessible, but the five lanes can be shifted to three easily, allowing construction and motorists to use the road at the same time.
Kingman estimates it’s been about fifteen years since the highway was repaved and says the work is definitely necessary with the heavy volume of daily traffic. Unfortunately, Kingman said, this is only one of many road projects needed throughout the city.
“We’re happy to be working the Lincoln Street project this year, and hope to be moving on to another next year.”
Kingman said anyone who was unable to attend public meeting at city hall July 1, can contact him with any concerns. The project is expected to be completed by fall.