For background on what this project is about, read this post.
Expressing Your Opinions to Project Staff
If you have opinions you wish to express to the project staff, you can send them as follows.
If you want to e-mail your comments, send to both of the following:
- Kevin Hagen, AECOM: [email protected]
- Scott Schatschneider, City of Stevens Point Engineer: [email protected]
If you send through the US Mail, send to both of the following:
200 Indiana Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481
City of Stevens Point Engineer
1515 Strongs Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481
The city’s webpage for this project can be accessed here. Numerous project documents can be accessed via this page. Below I list links that should be useful for accessing documents from the that webpage. (Note that some of these files are large.)
- 5/6/14 Public meeting documents
The detailed project maps have a great deal of information. There are aerial maps for both the overpass and underpass alternatives. North is to the right on each map. Each is also accompanied by cross section diagrams for both the retaining wall and sloped ground options as well as an elevation diagram.
Interpreting the aerial maps: The lines on each aerial map provide information about both the retaining wall and sloped ground options. The key lines to distinguish these options are the yellow dotted line and the red dotted line.
- For the retaining wall option, the yellow dotted line shows where the retaining walls would run. Outside these yellow dotted lines the ground elevation would be more or less what it is today.
- For the sloped ground option, the yellow dotted lines essentially show the high (for the overpass) or low (for the underpass) point of the sloped ground. The ground slopes down/up from there to the red dotted line, beyond which the ground elevation would be more of less what it is today.
- Note that for the overpass alternative, the red and yellow dotted lines overlap on the west side of the overpass south of the tracks. This is because the sloped ground option requires a retaining wall on that section due to constraints imposed by existing buildings.
Interpreting the cross-section diagrams: The cross-section diagrams show the view looking northward. The left side is to the west and the right side is to the east.
Interpreting the elevation diagrams: The elevation diagrams have various labels which may be a bit confusing to interpret. After staring at them for a while, here is what I was able to figure out:
- the vertical axis on either side measures feet
- the distance between horizontal lines is 10 feet
- the very bottom row of numbers on the horizontal axis measures hundreds of feet
- for example, 20+00 represents a relative measure of 2000 feet (20×100 + 0)
- the label ‘1’ that follows it represents a relative measure of 2100 feet (1×100 feet further to the right)
- these labels also appear on the aerial map along Hoover for convenient cross-reference
- the distance between vertical lines is 100 feet
- the vertically written numbers along the bottom axis represent elevations at that horizontal location
- the first number represents current elevation (represented by the dotted line)
- the second number represents the elevation of the overpass/underpass (represented by the solid line)
Once this is understood, most of the rest of what appears on these elevation diagrams can be figured out without much trouble.
Next Public Meeting
There are no meetings currently scheduled for this project.
I will use this space to post information as it becomes available regarding future public meetings about this project.
PPSP Comments to Project Staff
PPSP has sent e-mail comments to project staff. Links to copies of these e-mails are listed below (most recent first). Topics discussed in each set of comments are listed below each link.
- 5/18/14 Letter from PPSP to Hoover project staff
- Comment about ramp to multi-use path on west side of overpass
- Looking more broadly at bicycle accommodations and related funding opportunities
- 5/7/14 Letter from PPSP to Hoover project staff
- Context for providing quality bicycling and walking access
- Multi-use path on overpass should be on the WEST side of the overpass
- Buffered bicycle lanes on the overpass roadway surface
- Transit access to future public meetings
Previous PPSP Posts
Below is a list of all previous PPSP posts on this project (most recent first):
- 2/21/16: A long overdue update on bicycle access for the Hoover Ave railroad overpass project
- 5/16/14: Hoover updates: docs on city website, comments due Tuesday, issues for deprioritized Division/Church
- 5/8/14: Bike accommodation opportunities change as city shifts focus from Division/Church to Hoover
- 5/4/2014: Description of location and poor transit access for Hoover overpass public meeting
- 4/30/2014: City to hold public meeting on Hoover Ave train overpass Tuesday May 6