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Short Street Reconstruction Project Profile

Eau Claire County, WisDOT ID 7995-02-51


  • City of Eau Claire


  • Design 2014-2016

Eau Claire County, WisDOT ID 7995-02-51

This project involved the redesign of Short Street to convert this 0.7-mile rural cross section city street into an urban section including a multi-use path. Prior to the 1970s, this roadway was formerly part of STH 37 and has since become a local city street. The roadway not only offers an important connection to area state highways, but has additional importance as it is one of four local street crossings over the Chippewa River which splits much of the city.

Key Elements

  • Rural to urban reconstruction
  • Preliminary and final design plans
  • Coordination with local municipality
  • Coordination with future WisDOT projects
  • Storm sewer design
  • Sanitary sewer and water main adjustments
  • WisDOT environmental document
  • Multi-modal path design
  • Bicycle lanes
  • New State Trail connection
  • Floodplain evaluation
  • Environmental documentation
  • WisDNR coordination at trail river crossing
  • Wetland determination
  • Phase I HazMat
  • Real estate acquisition