— The Highway 67 reconstruction project is in full swing with
portions of the road closed, traffic patterns shifting and
access to businesses in the corridor changed.
In response to business community concern, the Wisconsin
Department of Transportation, the city of Oconomowoc and the
Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce will hold an event to help foster
teamwork between Highway 67 businesses, in hopes of facilitating
dialogue and solutions.
“We are inviting businesses impacted by the Highway 67
construction to discuss collaborative and creative marketing
strategies to entice customers,” said Brian DeNeve, WisDOT
southeast region communications specialist.
Katie Miller, director of the chamber, said the meeting is about
helping business owners to meet one another, share concerns and
most importantly encourage collaboration during the construction
period, which is estimated to last until September 2016.
The meeting is scheduled to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
at the Highway 67 project office, 230 Corporate Center Drive,
Friday, June 26.
DeNeve said access is being maintained to all businesses during
the project, and it is on schedule.
“Traffic signal timing has also been adjusted to accommodate the
traffic patterns at the intersection of Valley Road and Highway
67 and along the corridor,” he said. “We’ve also provided
directional sheets to those affected businesses, detailing
routes to their location. The businesses can provide this info
to their customers electronically or in print form.”
He said it is important to emphasize the meeting will be about
businesses taking action.
“WisDOT is simply providing the venue while assisting the city
and chamber in facilitating the dialogue,” he said. “Businesses
need not be chamber members to attend.”