City of Marshfield institutes roads webpage
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – The city of Marshfield has added a “Future Street Improvement” page to their website that will provide information on improvements planned for the next three years.
The project was the vision of Marshfield Mayor Bob McManus.
“When I first got into office I sat down with Dan Knoeck and originally was hoping for five years and after speaking with him it made sense to do a three-year plan,” he said. “He then turned it over to Tom Turchi the city engineer, and he worked on this with David Buehler who did a simply outstanding job. What they put together far exceeded expectations.”
The page was recently made live and reflects projects scheduled for the years 2019, 2020, and 2021.
“The website will be evolving as we learn more and more about its use,” McManus explained. “I do believe it will even be more extensive as time goes on. On a different part of this site citizens can contact us with a pothole or road issue and then we will e-mail them back with and update and when the issue has been resolved.”
McManus said that the city hopes to accomplish a few different objectives with the creation of the page.
“First and foremost will be good communication with the citizens of Marshfield on what we are doing with the roads,” he stated. “It will be open and transparent. Another good thing is it will hold us accountable to do the work, and not just pushing it off. There may be times due to budget or naturally occurring incidents where something would get pushed back, and if that did happen there would be an explanation why, and a new target date. We will also be adding the road work that the state is going to do as well.”
The Street Improvements icon is located on the scrolling navigation bar on the city’s website home page at http://ci.marshfield.wi.us. The navigation bar also includes an icon for reporting non-emergency issues, such as potholes, by clicking on the “Georeporting” icon, as well as a “Road Work” page link.
For more information on the Street Improvements page, contact City Engineer Tom Turchi at 715-486-2034.