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Water St. Bridge - Fast facts
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County

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Overview

  • We are making plans to replace the aging Water Street Bridge in the city of Eau Claire.
  • The overall project includes replacing the structure with a new bridge that will be slightly wider to accommodate both bicycles and pedestrians.
  • There are also plans for some approach work, modification of traffic signals and new decorative lighting.

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Schedule

  • Winter 2014 - Final design plans anticipated to be completed.
  • Fall 2015 - Construction anticipated to begin.
  • Fall 2016 - Construction anticipated to be completed.

Traffic impacts/Detours

  • The bridge will be closed during construction.
  • A detour route using the Lake Street Bridge is anticipated.
  • Pedestrians will be required to use the Lake Street Bridge or the UW-Eau Claire pedestrian footbridge

Project information

Contact information

Chris Ouellette, WisDOT Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 833-9814
chris.ouellette@dot.wi.gov

Tara Weiss, PE, Project Manager
(715) 836-2283
tara.weiss@dot.wi.gov

Tim Mason, PE, Project Supervisor
(715) 833-5366
tim.mason@dot.wi.gov

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Northwest Region, Eau Claire Office
718 W. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire WI
Phone (715) 836-2891 or toll-free (800) 991-5285
Email: nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov

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Last modified: July 31, 2014

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