Hwy 73 Culvert Update

**Update**  Highway 73 is now OPEN (4/21/2016)   (Taylor County) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is continuing its investigation into a failing culvert pipe that has resulted in the closure of Highway 73 north of Thorp. “During a routine inspection on Wednesday, it was discovered that the ‘floor’ of the culvert was starting to buckle upwards,” said Gary Brunner, WisDOT’s…

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Public Open House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bill Breneman Local Emergency Management Office (715) 748-3503 E-mail: Bill.Breneman@co.taylor.wi.us Public Open House – Taylor County Hazard Mitigation Plan Taylor County is currently developing a countywide All-Hazards Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this All-Hazard Mitigation Plan is to (1) assist the county in identifying and reducing its risk from natural and human-caused hazards; (2) identify actions…

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Firewood Policy

Taylor County Forest Firewood Policy To reduce the risk of introducing Emerald Ash Borer and other non-native invasive species, NO firewood may be brought into Wood Lake or Camp 8 Campgrounds, or any other areas in the Taylor County forest that was cut from outside a 25-mile radius of the campgrounds. Other types of firewood allowed: Debarked and kiln dried…

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Weight Limits

The Taylor County Highway Department has announced that pursuant to State Statute 349.16, all Taylor County highways will be posted for seasonal weight limits as of noon on March 25, 2013.  All Taylor County highways will be posted allowing for a maximum of 7 tons per axle with a maximum gross vehicle weight not to exceed 20 tons.  80,000 pound…

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