Manitowoc road closures planned for two-way conversion, Washington Street

MANITOWOC – The City of Manitowoc has begun installing epoxy pavement markings for the conversion of the Eighth, 10th and 11th Street hallways to two-way traffic.

Pavement marking work was scheduled to begin today and last approximately three weeks, ending around July 29.

The city, however, said the west side of Eighth Street and the east side of the 10th/11th Street corridor will have to remain closed until the planned conversion to two-way traffic takes place on August 15.

The first phase of the pavement marking project will take place on the east side of the 8th Street corridor and the west side of the 10th/11th Street corridor. During this first phase, there will be periodic lane closures at most intersections.

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Downtown Manitowoc, Wisconsin along 8th Street as seen on Friday, April 29, 2022 will change traffic patterns as the city converts one-way streets to two-way streets this summer.

The second phase of the project will consist of marking the roadway on the west side of the 8th Street corridor and on the east side of the 10th/11th Street corridor. During this second phase, it is planned that the lane will be closed for the entire length of the project, that is, from Washington Street to Waldo Boulevard.

Pavement markings are being completed in the order listed, so traffic in the Eighth and 10th/11th Street lanes will be in the proper lane for double-duty traffic sense to come for about three weeks before the conversion goes live, the city said.

Ground marking work is not the only road work that begins this week. Here are two other projects underway in the city:

Closure of Washington Street section for resurfacing: Washington Street, between South 21st and South 25th streets in Manitowoc, was to be closed to all traffic starting today.

Closure will be in place for asphalt resurfacing of the street and a detour road will be in place during construction.

The work should be completed and the road reopened to traffic around July 29.

The detour route for westbound traffic on Washington Street will be South 21st Street to Franklin Street to South 26th Street back to Washington Street/Calumet Avenue.

The detour route for eastbound traffic on Calumet Avenue/Washington Street will be South 26th Street to Franklin Street to South 21st Street to Washington Street.

Related:The City of Manitowoc may be done paying to resurface Washington Street after 2022. Here’s why.

Vehicles drive near a rough road along Washington Street, Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Manitowoc, Wis.  There are plans to rebuild the busy road.

Closure of part of South 14th Street in Manitowoc: South 14th Street, between Jackson and Flambeau streets in Manitowoc, was to be closed to traffic starting today.

The road is closed for replacement of the existing sanitary sewer and sanitary forcemain associated with the rehabilitation of the existing sanitary lift station at South 14th and Dueno streets.

The road is expected to reopen to traffic on or around August 19.

The city said rehabilitation work on the sanitary lift station will continue through the fall with a final completion date of around October 1. The parking lane and sidewalk will remain closed near the lift station throughout this time, the city said.

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Acoustic Fest is Saturday: Manitowoc’s free, one-day music festival, Acoustic Fest, returns to Washington Park from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The headliner of this year’s festival is The Dead Horses, who will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.

Milwaukee-based American band The Dead Horses headline this year's Acoustic Fest at Manitowoc's Washington Park.

Here is the full festival program:

  • 9:30 a.m. — Yoga Class in the Grass, hosted by Balance on Buffalo (registration at 9 a.m.)
  • 11 a.m.—Sam Ness
  • Noon — Breezy Rodio
  • 1 p.m. — Koepke/LaForce Acoustic
  • 2 p.m. — Planet Janet
  • 3:00 p.m.—Frogwater
  • 4 p.m. — Tae
  • 5 p.m. – Fellows Carson Wainright and Joey O’Connor perform, plus a raffle
  • 5:30 p.m. — 10 strings
  • 6 p.m. — Yellow-bellied Woodpeckers
  • 7:30 p.m. — Dead horses

Admission to Acoustic Fest is free. Washington Park is at 1115 Washington St.

The festival will include food and drink vendors, as well as artists and artisans showcasing their wares.

To learn more about Acoustic Fest, visit

An Evening with Sarah Vowell at the Capitol Civic Center on Thursday: A New York Times bestselling author, historian, NPR contributor and star of Pixar Studio’s animated film “The Incredibles” will be at Manitowoc’s Capitol Civic Center this Thursday.

Sarah Vowell will participate in a free public stage conversation about her book, “Assassination Vacation,” followed by a Q&A at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The Capitol is at 913 S. Eighth St.

Sarah Vowell

Vowell will also devote some time to his personal and historical perspective on Native American culture in the United States.

After his presentation, people will be able to gather in the Mertens room of the Capitol for a signing session. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Vowell asked everyone in attendance to wear face masks.

More information: or

The first Boys & Girls Club golf outing will take place on July 25: The first-ever Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County Great Futures Fore Kids golf outing will take place July 25 at Autumn Ridge Golf Course in Valders.

The event will begin with 18 holes of golf, including fairway games and draws, followed by an elegant reception and dinner with wine.

A hybrid silent auction (virtual and in-person) will open the bidding on July 21 and close the night of the release, July 25.

Funds from the event go towards enhanced programs, providing more meals for youth and transportation for the club.

Since opening in February in a newly renovated facility at 3651 Dewey St., the club has enrolled more than 70 children ages 6 to 12 and provided more than 1,250 meals.

Foursomes and duos for the Great Futures Fore Kids golf outing are still available. An all-inclusive foursome is $750 and an all-inclusive duo is $375. Both options include 18 holes of golf, cart, golfer gift, lunch, appetizers and wine dinner for each golfer. Individual dinner-only tickets are also available for $50.

Visit to learn more about the event or to register for golf. There are also a few sponsorships remaining and those interested in sponsorships can contact Callie Brice at [email protected] or 920-470-8063.

Lakeshore Balloon Glow is coming in August: The annual Lakeshore Balloon Glow is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. on August 19 along the river in downtown Manitowoc.

The family event will feature an array of hot air balloons that sparkle and light up the sky, a water ski show and new entertainment.

New entertainment will include the Traveling Snake Show, aerial dancers and an intriguing statue man.

The Kids Zone will feature bouncy houses, Lakeshore Robotics doing demonstrations, and Mischief & Magic doing magic and juggling.

Fifteen food trucks are scheduled to participate and the Manitowoc Lions Club will serve locally grown corn on the cob. Beer, soda, juice and water will be available for purchase.

The event ends with a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m.

The city will provide free shuttle service from four remote parking locations: the Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA parking lot, the Manitowoc Marina parking lot, the Burger Boat Company Headquarters parking lot, and the Lincoln High School JFK Fieldhouse parking lot. .

More info: 920-684-5575 or click here.

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