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Posted on: May 15, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Ground Officially Broken for New Transit Facility

Saturday, May 12, a ground breaking ceremony was held at the site of the new Stevens Point Transit Office/Maintenance facility. The facility is scheduled for completion in December.

On Saturday, May 12, 2012, a ground breaking ceremony was held at the construction site of the new Stevens Point Transit Office/Maintenance Facility. Jeff Schuler, Portage County Planning and Zoning Director, Patty Dreier; County Executive, Joel Lemke; City Dept. of Public Works Director, Mayor Andrew Halverson, Susan Lemke; City Transit Manager and Fred Hopfensperger; Transit Commissioner participated in the ground breaking.

Mayor Halverson addressed the crowd who gathered for this very historical event. He said 80% federal funding for the project has been secured through the 5311 grant application process. Ellis Stone Construction was awarded the contract for this project with a bid of $4,388,000. The facility is scheduled for completion in December, 2012.

The facility address is 2700 Week St., which is located in the Portage County Business Park, south of the railroad tracks, on the east side of County Road R.

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