06 Feb HWY 51 Intersection design
Highway 51 intersection design
From Shawn Murphy, City of Portage City Administrator:
The proposed “Pocket Park” to be located at the reconfigured intersection of Wisconsin/DeWitt/Edgewater as part of the Hwy 51 reconstruction project that will occur in 2021 was recently discussed. In 2018, the Mayor appointed an ad hoc Committee to develop streetscape amenity designs for the US 51 project. The City engaged RA Smith Associates to assist the Committee with the development of the amenities and provide an estimated cost.
The attached report was the result of their efforts and the Committee’s recommended concept designs. On page 4 of the Report, the Committee recommended some concept improvements to the 2 outlots at the reconfigured intersection of DeWitt & Wisconsin & Edgewater Streets. These small “pocket parks” will act as entrances to the downtown.