The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (DOT) plan to postpone until 2022 the Hwy. 63/River Street reconstruction project through Spooner, previously scheduled for 2021, was announced at the February 4 Spooner City Council monthly meeting.
The reconstruction project which will extend from south of Kwik Trip near Greenwood Avenue to near Poplar Street on the north end will include new sewer and laterals, water mains, storm sewer, curb and gutter, and sidewalks in addition to repaving the road. City Administrator Bill Marx summarized that the delay concerns the rebuilding of the Hwy. 70/River Street intersection during the project and the DOT’s decision to upgrade the intersection more than originally planned.