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Important so we are posting twice. Monday, October 21, Wisconsin Heights High School, 10173 Highway 14, Mazomanie. Open House 6:30PM, Meeting 7:00PM
Wednesday, October 23, River Arts Center (Sauk Prairie School District), 105 9th St., Prairie Du Sac. Open House 6PM, Meeting 6:30PM
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Greetings friend. Consultants for Dane and Sauk counties studying the feasibility of building a four-season recreation bridge over the Wisconsin River at Sauk City will hold two community meetings in October to provide information about goals of the study and to introduce the public to the potential bridge project.

The scheduled meetings are:
Monday, October 21, Wisconsin Heights High School, 10173 Highway 14, Mazomanie. Open House 6:30PM, Meeting 7:00PM
Wednesday, October 23, River Arts Center (Sauk Prairie School District), 105 9th St., Prairie Du Sac. Open House 6PM, Meeting 6:30PM
The study is being led by MSA Professional Services, Inc. of Baraboo in partnership with Westbrook Associated Engineers, Inc. of Spring Green to explore design options and estimate construction costs for a new 500-foot bridge for pedestrian, bicycle, and snowmobile use to connect the recently expanded Great Sauk State Trail with Walking Iron Trail envisioned in northwest Dane County.

Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to be part of the development of the design options. For the consultants, the purpose of the meetings is to gather the following information:
What is the story that we want to tell about this area and the bridge site?
End user insight into important environmental, historical, or cultural themes that may be incorporated into the bridge design;
End user insight into the desired amenities associated with the bridge…ow do people want to use this bridge?
End user insight into the preferred aesthetics (materials and style) of the proposed bridge design
The location under study (attachment) is the former site of the 100-year-old Sauk City rail bridge demolished in 2018. A final report from MSA/Westbook is due by December 31, 2019. The consultants will identify a preliminary design alternative based on construction feasibility, consideration of environmental matters, cost of construction and maintenance, and other factors to be determined.

The Great Sauk State Trail Commission is administering the study for the two counties, which are sharing the $78,825 project cost. The public is encouraged to visit the project Facebook Page for updates and to provide input.

Dane Contacts: Chris James, james@countyofdane.com, 608-224-3763; Christopher Long, chris@gatewaytothedriftless.com, 608-658-7901

Sauk Contact: Jared Pinkus, jared.pinkus@saukcountywi.gov, 608-355-4840

Please help us spread the word about this important community event. Feel free to forward this email and the attached flyer to others who may be interested
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The snowmobile season is just around the corner.  Make sure that you join a club and get your member trail pass well in advance of the season!!!

Please see our trail pass page for more information or our join a club page to join a Dane County snowmobile club.

Annual Bonfire at Stronach Farm North of Dane
Annual Bonfire at Stronach Farm North of Dane

Informational Web Sites

The following websites are great resources for the latest information on issues facing the snowmobile program, trail information, and general interest topics to the sport.