MARSHFIELD (WSAU) - Marshfield’s Board of Public Works has approved plans for the 2013 reconstruction of Chestnut Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares in the city’s downtown. The plan passed with a unanimous vote from the board, and will include Chestnut Avenue from First Street to Seventh Street. Also included in the reconstruction will be Second, Third and Fourth Streets between Central Avenue and Chestnut.
Director of Public Works Dan Knoeck says the general layout of the project was approved but that, “There will be other steps as we move forward, but at this stage we want to have this footprint approved so that we can move forward with those next steps.” City engineer Tom Turchi addressed concerns of business owners who will be affected by the 7-month long project, saying that it will be planned in stages so that no one business will be inconvenienced for the whole 7-month period.
Chestnut Avenue is home to the city’s only post office, police station, and numerous businesses. It’s utilized by more than more than 3,000 vehicles daily.