By Correne Martin
The third and final roundabout of the Marquette Road project, at the intersection of Blackhawk Avenue, is scheduled to open Wednesday, Nov. 5, as landscaping, signs and pavement markings were completed early this week. The Highway 27 detour will also end Wednesday, according to Wisconsin Department of Transportation Project Leader Jay Adams.
However, the railroad company has yet to repair its crossings at Washington and Blackhawk, leaving those crossings closed until further notice.
“People traveling on Highway 27 will be able to turn south on Marquette and continue on like they used to,” Adams said, noting that customers of the businesses near the Blackhawk intersection will now be able to access them regularly, though some sidewalk, curb and additional concrete pavement work will remain. “But drivers won’t be able to cross the railroad tracks on Blackhawk or head north yet.”