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Public Meeting on Remote Operation of Sturgeon Bay Bridges Aug. 1

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announces a public involvement meeting to discuss remote operations of the three lift bridges crossing the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal in Sturgeon Bay. The meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Sturgeon Bay City Hall, 421 Michigan St. A brief presentation will take place at the beginning of the meeting, followed by an open-house format. The bridges are currently operating remotely under a United States Coast Guard (USCG) 2017 Interim Rule published in the Federal Register. WisDOT has compiled data on Sturgeon Bay remote operations and is seeking public comment during the interim rule period (calendar year 2017). USCG will evaluate the data and public comments and determine whether to extend the test period, modify the arrangement, or make the remote operation arrangement permanent. If you have any questions or comments, or cannot attend and would like further information, contact bridge engineer Jason Lahm, WisDOT Northeast Region, 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI, 54304, or by phone at 920.492.5998 or email [email protected]

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