Changes to the Glover Road and Highway 35 interchange first agreed upon in 2006 by the town of Troy and Wisconsin Department of Transportation are not a high priority in the department's timeline, the town board heard Thursday, Oct. 11.
Tim Mason, Wisconsin Department of Transportation northwest region planning and programming chief, told the town board that the project is not on the department's 6-year program plan.
Mason said the department's focus has shifted to asset management, and is not making big improvements unless it has safety or operation concerns.
Crash data at Glover Road shows 0.17 crashes per million entering vehicles, compared to the average rate of 0.8 or 0.9.
"So it's very low," Mason said, and the area is not a high priority right now.
Supervisor Lowell Enerson said traffic on the road has to be increasing, with the growth of River Falls and Ellsworth.
Traffic studies on state highways are done every three years, Mason said. The last count in July 2017 showed 18,000 vehicles in a 13-hour time range.
Supervisor Suzanne Van Mele said the intersection is a concern, and many people avoid it because they are afraid.
The town voted to continue collected fire protection well impact fees.
Though the town currently has no plans to construction another well, Enerson expressed concern about suspending the fees in case issues arise in the future.
The state gives the town a rolling eight years to use the fees, and they cannot be used on maintenance.
Currently the fund has $10,800. Van Mele said she would like to know how much of that money is at risk of the eight-year limit.
The board also discussed a runaway pig, that has been on the loose repeatedly. The pig was detained by a resident and taken to the Woodbury Humane Society.
"They said it was the cutest thing," Pearson said of the pig, who is a fan of belly rubs.
If the pig is not claimed, it will be sent to a rescue farm.