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14th Street Bridge

Posted on: June 22nd, 2015 by Robert Ingraham

The 14th Street Bridge work continues in Sheboygan and is on schedule for completion by November.

The bridge construction  began July 6 for work on the entire bridge deck and several of the girders.

The official detour around the project will use Erie Avenue, Kohler Memorial Drive, Taylor Drive, and Indiana Avenue to the west of 14th Street.

The project is expected to re-open by early November.

WIS 28 (14th Street) Bridge in Sheboygan County

To Close For Construction

Bridge deck to be replaced this summer/fall

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) northeast region office in Green Bay is announcing upcoming bridge construction at the WIS 28 (14th Street) Bridge over the Sheboygan River in Sheboygan County. The construction will impact vehicle, pedestrian and marine traffic. The work involves replacement of the 14th Street Bridge deck. Construction and closure of the bridge is expected to begin Monday, July 6, 2015. The bridge is expected to re-open by early November 2015.

During construction, closure and detour information is as follows:

  • WIS 28 will be closed to traffic from Niagara Avenue to Ontario Avenue.
  • The posted WIS 28 detour during the closure will follow Erie Avenue, Kohler Memorial Drive (WIS 23), Taylor Avenue (County TA), and Indiana Avenue (County PP).
  • WIS 28 access to Niagara Avenue will be maintained from the south.

Nighttime closures during which the WIS 28 and Ontario Avenue intersection is reconstructed.

Pedestrian access to the bridge and trail underneath the north end of the bridge will not be maintained.

Pedestrian detours will use portions of Kiwanis Park Road, Ontario Avenue, Erie Avenue, North Water Street, the Sheboygan Rail Trail, and Wisconsin Avenue.

Marine Traffic Impacts

Navigation of the main Sheboygan River channel is expected to be maintained throughout construction by keeping at least half of the main river channel open to boat traffic. However, the U.S. Coast Guard may grant a short-term waiver to close the entire river to marine traffic due to unforeseen circumstances.

Motorists and boaters should anticipate delays, use caution, and remain alert when driving through this or any work zone.



Ignite The Spark

Posted on: June 4th, 2015 by Robert Ingraham

A new monthly program , Ignite The Spark, will make it’s debut on WSCS on June 8th at 8am. The program is hosted and produced Char Pachniak, Founder-CEO of Horizons 4 Girls. The programs will feature guests  from sports organizations, Big Brothers/Sisters, Girls/Boy Scouts and etc. Topics will include peer mentoring, On the job/profession mentoring, At-Risk Behavior mentoring: Alcohol and drugs, Secondary education: UWS, LTC and Lakeland College.  This program can be seen on WSCS: Mondays at 8 a.m., Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays 8 p.m.

Thinking Out Loud

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by Robert Ingraham

This month on “Thinking Out Loud” the guest is Dr. Mark Schmitz, Professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin Sheboygan. Schmitz talks about why he became interested in biology and teaching classes at UWS. Also explained is the aquaponics system that is being utilized for hands on learning for students. The program “Thinking Out Loud” can be seen on WSCS on Sundays at 8 a.m., Thursdays,  7 p.m, and Fridays at 3 p.m. and on VOD.