Lincoln Avenue Project Starts Next Week

Work on the Lincoln Avenue reconstruction project is slated to start next week.

This WisDOT-led project involves about one mile of STH 42/Llincoln Avenue, from 22nd   Street to 35th Place.  Total cost is about $5 million, and the project will take the entire construction season—completion is expected by early November.

Asphalt milling equipment is scheduled to begin work on Friday, March 17, chewing off the asphalt overlay that is the current driving surface.

The week of March 20, crews from project contractor Vinton Construction will start removing the underlying concrete pavement, to ‘open up” the street for installing new water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer utilities.

The official project detour for northbound “through” traffic on STH 42  is STH 147 (Forest Avenue/Mishicot Road) north to CTH VV (45th Street), east to STH 42 just north of Eggers and the high school.  Southbound traffic will follow the same route, in the opposite direction.

There will be good rear access to all businesses located along the project corridor.

Recent improvements to Garfield Street will make it easy to make a run to Krajnik Chevrolet, Dairy Queen and other businesses on the east side of the street, while connecting streets off Jackson will provide access to businesses like Holly’s Headway and Pekarske Automotive, along the west side of Lincoln.

Let’s all make an extra effort to patronize east side businesses during the project, since through traffic on STH 42 is being detoured away from them.

This is a major infrastructure project, which the City is grateful to see moving forward in 2017.

LWV Council Candidate Forum on Thursday Night

The League of Women Voters of Manitowoc County will host a candidate forum for candidates for TR City Council this Thursday night, March 9, starting at 7:00 PM, in the Behringer Room of the J.E. Hamilton Community House.

Plan to attend the meeting in person, or go to the City’s website, www.two-rivers.org, to view it live-streamed.    (Forum will not appear on Charter Cable.)

There are four candidates for three at-large City Council seats on the April ballot:  incumbents Bonnie Shimulunas and Brad Yaggie, and challengers David England and Erin Gonnerman.

Technology Upgrade for City Council Chambers

A long-overdue technology upgrade is currently underway in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

The City is investing about $75,000 in a project that includes: new microphones and sound system; new, ceiling-mounted camera with touchpad controller; new ceiling-mounted high-resolution projector; new projection screen; video monitors at the Council table; digital recording equipment and other improvements.

When the project is completed, public meetings telecast on cable TV will have improved sound and video quality.  Meetings will also be live-streamed via the Internet, and archived for later viewing via the City’s website.

Presentations at meetings will be simultaneously send out over cable TV and the internet, shown on the large screen in Council Chambers, and displayed on the new monitors at the Council table.   ….With just a few clicks on a laptop.

That’s a big improvement over setting up a video projector, trying to zoom in on the projector screen for feed to cable, and having Council members stand up and move in order to view a presentation.

Program on Drug Issues to be Held at TRHS

Drug abuse–whether involving opiods, heroin, meth, alcohol or other substances—is a big problem in Two Rivers, Manitowoc and in every community across our nation.

Learn more about this issue, and what we as a community can do to combat drugs, at “Choose to Refuse Drugs,” a program being offered on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 PM at Two Rivers High School.

The program will include presentations by the TR Police Department, TR Fire and EMS, Two Rivers Schools, Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit, Manitowoc County Coroner, Circuit Court Judge Mark Rohrer and others.

This event is sponsored, for the benefit of the community, by Rotary of Two Rivers and Next Era Energy/Point Beach Nuclear Plant.  Plan to attend!

Two Rivers City Manager Greg Buckley can be contracted by calling 920-793-5532 or by e-mailing gbuckley@two-rivers.org.

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