Scores of cyclists are expected to turn out tonight in Bay View to make their pitch for a bicycle and pedestrian pathway on the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge, something similar to what the Wisconsin Department of Transportation plans to do on the Interstate 94 bridge over the Red Cedar River in Dunn County.
The story in the Dunn County News details the proposal to build a separate, stand-alone bridge adjacent to the two bridges that carry eastbound and westbound traffic on the interstate.
Those bridges will be replaced in 2013 and 2014.
The bridge for bikers and pedestrians is expected to cost $800,000 to $1 million.
A bike lane on the Hoan was priced at roughly $3.5 million when the DOT last looked at the concept in 2002.
Transportation planners are developing new cost estimates and exploring different options to accommodate nonmotorized traffic, while engineering a reconstruction of the 2.5-mile Hoan. That rebuild is expected to cost $275 to $350 million and begin in 2013.
The town hall meeting, hosted by area legislators and the DOT, will start at 5 p.m. in the Beulah Brinton Community Center, 2555 S. Bay St.