A three-year project of a reconstruction of County J in Shawano County is now starting phase two. The Shawano County Highway and Committee recently approved three acquisitions to complete the phase. Just over 6 acres were acquired which was a total reaching just shy of $30,000. Highway Commissioner Grant Bystol said the project will allow for smoother and safer travel on J.
“A lot of traffic coming from the West into Bowler will use that stretch of roadway” said Bystol. “Overall it will be a nice improvement for the safety of the public.”
The project includes the section from Boldig Road northeast to Pony Creek Lane. The first phase included Highway 29 to Boldig Road, and in 2019 the stretch from Pony Creek Lane to County D. Due to some sharp curves, the speed advisories are marked at 25 or 30 miles per hour. The project will soften some of those curves, and those advisories will become 45 to 50 miles per hour.
Bystol said trees along the stretch of roadway are being cleared this week for the project.