Community Sensitive Design pUblic iNformatioN meetiNgs west De pere lombardi High school middle school october 7, 2009 october 8, 2009 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 6 to 8 p.m. De pere – suamico (orange lane to county Highway m) brown county project i.D. 1133-03-03 meetiNg pUrpose sUbmit yoUr commeNts The Wisconsin Department of Transportation A comment form is included with this handout (WisDOT) is presenting recommendations for for your written comments. Please submit community sensitive design (CSD) features your comment form before you leave tonight’s that will be incorporated into the US 41 meeting, or mail your remarks by October reconstruction project in Brown County. 23, 2009. The back of the form has mailing WisDOT has been working with a community information. You may also e-mail your comments stakeholder committee to create aesthetic to one of the contacts below. design options for US 41 structural elements that reflect the character of the community coNtact iNformatioN and people who live, work and travel in the area. Tonight’s meeting gives you an For additional information, please contact opportunity to review recommendations and one of the following staff members located at provide feedback. WisDOT Northeast Region, PO Box 28080, 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54324-0080: meetiNg format • Kris Schuller The same information will be presented at US 41 Communication Manager (920) 492-4109 two locations on October 7 and 8, 2009. firstname.lastname@example.org Both meetings are open houses that allow participants to review the proposed community • Chris Culotta sensitive design features for the US 41 corridor US 41 Project Coordinator in Brown County. (920) 492-7712 Displays that show various aesthetic options for Christopher.Culotta@dot.wi.gov bridges, retaining walls and noise barriers will be available for viewing. aDDitioNal iNformatioN Presentations will be made at each meeting To learn more about the US 41 Project go to: as follows: www.US41wisconsin.gov. • Wednesday, October 7, 2009 West De Pere High School Auditorium Open House from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Next steps Presentations at 5 and 6 p.m. — Auditorium After tonight’s meeting, WisDOT will review all public comments and discuss them with the CSD • Thursday, October 8, 2009 Oversight Committee. Then, the project team Lombardi Middle School Commons will select one preferred concept and refine Open House 6 to 8 p.m. it as necessary. The final step is to produce a Presentations at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. — CSD design manual that will be used by project Auditorium engineers throughout the corridor. Community Sensitive Design pUblic iNformatioN meetiNgs wHat is commUNity examples of csD sign bridge options seNsitive DesigN? Community sensitive design (CSD) is a process that weaves the transportation project into the community’s architectural, cultural, historical and environmental character. The most visible result of CSD is the aesthetic design of a transportation project’s structural elements such as bridges, retaining walls and noise barriers. CSD may also be used to incorporate historic and cultural features, pedestrian and bicycle linkages and open space into the transportation project. commUNity seNsitive examples of high-rise structure column options DesigN featUres Some of the CSD features for US 41 include: • Aesthetic enhancements for bridges and retaining walls • Decorative fencing for bridges with pedestrian walks passing over US 41 • Noise barriers with special surface treatment and coloration • Enhanced pedestrian movement across the US 41 corridor commUNity stakeHolDer committee brown county csD stakeholder committee workshop The WisDOT CSD team has been working with a Brown County citizens’ stakeholder committee to formulate CSD solutions that are representative of the area. The stakeholders, who represent neighborhoods, municipalities, businesses and special user groups, have already participated in five hands-on workshops to determine aesthetic design treatments for the transportation corridor. A final committee workshop to select and refine the preferred CSD concept will be October 28, 2009. www.Us41wisconsin.gov Noise barrier – highway view: clear panel with texture panel Us 41 project overview WisDOT plans to reconstruct and expand approximately 14 miles of US 41 in Brown Noise barrier – highway view: brick County from Orange Lane on the south to County M (Lineville Road) on the north. Freeway reconstruction will include the addition of lanes to more safely and efficiently accommodate Noise barriers traffic. Also, nine interchanges along US 41 The US 41 Project in Brown County will include the will be reconstructed. All interchange upgrades construction of noise barriers between WIS 172 include the addition of roundabouts at ramp and Mason Street. Two additional meetings will terminals and intersections. Approximately be offered in those neighborhoods where noise 17 miles of US 41 in Winnebago County will also barriers will be located to discuss design features. be reconstructed. These will be held at the following locations: For neighborhoods west of US 41: Us 41 project timeliNe • October 15, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. WisDOT is currently in the design phase for the US Southwest High School 41 corridor in Brown County. Early construction 1331 Packerland Drive in Green Bay activities have begun this year, but the major For neighborhoods east of US 41: construction activities are planned to begin in • October 22, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. 2010 and be completed in 2016. Construction on Ashwaubenon High School the Winnebago County portion began this year 2391 S. Ridge Road in Ashwaubenon and is expected to end in 2016.