Posted at 2:45 p.m. on December 8, 2017
The Brillion News
ASKEATON – A crew of workers from the Brown County and Shawano County highway departments spent several hours on Friday grinding rumble strips into the asphalt pavement on ManCal Road at County PP.
The Shawano County Highway Department is one of the few in the state which has equipment to grind in rumble strips.
The intersection was the scene of a fatal crash two weeks ago, when a car westbound on ManCal failed to stop for the stop sign at PP, crashed into a southbound car, and killer the driver of the second car – Travis Krahn, 29, of Wrightstown and Reedsville.
The Brillion News called for safety enhancements at the intersection, which is on the Calumet-Brown County line.
Brown County is handling the upgrades after Calumet County Highway Commissioner Brian Glaeser and Brown County Public Works Director Paul Fontecchio discussed the tragic death.
The intersection has been the scene of several other serious crashes. In recent years, traffic volume on ManCal Road has increased, in large part because of the popular Triple-J Wing and Clay field hunting farm and its Woodfire Lodge and banquet hall. To the west, ManCal Road becomes County KK in Hollandtown – a major east-west highway that connects Appleton, Darboy and Kaukauna.
Other information about coming upgrades to the intersection will be featured in a story in the December 14 print edition of The Brillion News.