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The village is planning to reconstruct the intersection of Park and Janesville streets later this year, and is asking for public input about the project.

The village is seeking public input on its plans to reconstruct a major intersection on the east side of town this fall.

Public works director Jeff Rau said he predicts – and prefers – the intersection of Janesville and Park streets be controlled by traffic lights rather than a roundabout, and asks the public to weigh in on the proposals at the public event.

He said the work is necessary to address an “unsafe” intersection for pedestrians and the “dire” state of Park Street. The village is timing the work for later this summer to coordinate with expected renovations to Hwy. 14, he added.

The village is contracting with Town and Country Engineering for the planning work, and their representatives will be on hand at the open house to review the traffic studies and present different options for the intersection, including roundabouts, stop signs and traffic signals. The engineers will also answer questions from the public, as will village staff.

According to the village’s capital improvement plan, the village has planned to spend about $800,000 for the work.

Contact Alexander Cramer at alexander.cramer@wcinet.com.