Business 51 Improvement Project

The City of Stevens Point is studying the transportation network along the Business 51 (Division/Church Street) corridor. The corridor extends approximately three miles, reaching from the south city limits to North Point Drive.

The purpose of the study is to identify an alternative for Business 51 that allows the corridor to serve as a safe and efficient link in the city’s transportation system. The study will identify alternatives to address the following needs:

  • Pavement condition: Improve deficient pavement.
  • Safety: Safe operation for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles.
  • Traffic: Efficient traffic flow for all vehicles.
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accommodations: Connections to existing bicycle and pedestrian   networks.

The project will also feature storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, and fiber improvements throughout the corridor. A new telecommunications conduit will be installed the entire length of the corridor. Street lighting will be upgraded throughout the corridor.

The results of this study will allow the City, land owners, and local businesses to make informed land use decisions compatible with the long-range plans.

Project Schedule

Part 1 – Planning

  • Purpose and Need - Winter 2020
  • Alternatives Development - Spring 2020
  • Alternatives Evaluation - Summer 2020
  • Recommended Alternative - Fall 2020

Part 2 – Design

  • Begin Design - Winter 2021
  • Complete 30% Plans - Summer 2021
  • Final Design - TBD

Part 3 – Construction

  • Begin Construction - 2023 at the earliest


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Director of Public Works
1515 Strongs Ave.
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Ph: (715) 346–1564

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