In this week's Common Council packet there's a letter from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WISDOT) in reference to the future reconstruction & widening of Hwy 100. This particular letter relates to the section of Hwy 100 between the Root River and the "Crossroads" intersection of Hwy 100 & Loomis. WISDOT states that the road will be widened from two to four lanes and there will be a median dividing the highway. Furthermore, they intend on implementing improvements at various intersections along this segment.
Personally, I hope they seriously take a look at two areas in particular - the Hwy 100/Loomis/St. Martins/Puetz "crossroads" and the intersections of Elm Court, Prairie Grass Way and Hwy 100. These two areas seem to have the most issues in the entire segment highlighted, and minor improvements done around the intersection of Hwy 100 & Puetz hasn't solved much in terms of accidents waiting to happen. Turning left onto Elm Court from Hwy 100 can also be dangerous at times, especially during rush hour in the evenings.
Unfortunately, the timeline from WISDOT states that reconstruction plans are due May 1, 2014 and construction won't get into gear until November, 2014...which likely means a Spring, 2015 start of things truly getting into motion. That's another five years of waiting for residents like myself looking for a safer Hwy 100. I don't believe that's an acceptable situation out of WISDOT, especially when several years ago the timeline was reconstruction occurring in 2012, not 2014/2015.