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WisDOT to host public meeting on land bridges for high-speed rail

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will host an informational meeting on Oct. 6 in Waterloo to present the public with local construction plans along the state-owned high-speed rail corridor.

State Highway Project-High Speed Passenger Rail, County Trunk Highway G-State Trunk Highway 89, Wisconsin DOT-WSOR (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds), Jefferson County

WisDOT will construct three land bridges in Waterloo and Milford to accommodate the proposed Milwaukee to Madison high-speed passenger train expected to pass through Jefferson County. The $810 million project is being paid in full by federal grants.

Waterloo was among four communities to express interest in obtaining a station along the train route after WisDOT officials backed out from building a station in Oconomowoc. No replacement station has been announced, leaving Brookfield and Watertown as the two proposed stops between Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan areas.

The meeting is scheduled from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Waterloo High School, 865 N. Monroe St., which will include a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m. WisDOT staff and consultants will also be on hand to answer any questions the public may have about the land bridge construction.

— Joe Lanane

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