board a shuttle bus on a busy Fort McCoy street. Motorists
encountering Soldiers boarding buses on Fort McCoy are
encouraged to use extra precaution and slow down when following,
passing or encountering moving or stopped vehicles. Many areas
on post that have large Soldier populations also have 20 mph
signs posted, which is slower than the normal speed limit of 30
mph on post roads. Sgt. Domenic Modica, Fort McCoy Police
Traffic sergeant, said motorists passing buses stopped on the
right side of the road and receiving or discharging passengers,
must pass at a safe distance to the left of the bus and not turn
to the right in front of a motor bus at that intersection,
according to Wisconsin State Statutes. Garrison Safety Officer
Lt. Col. Randall Eddy said unless a motorist has a specific
reason to be in a high-traffic area, such as West 12th Avenue,
it is best to avoid those areas.
(Photo by Tom Michele.)
personnel work on building houses on South Post at Fort McCoy.
The project to build 12 new three- and four-bedroom homes
includes infrastructure work and a play area for toddlers. The
Dakota Intertek Corporation of New Berlin, Wis., is the general
contractor for the $5.2 million project, which is progressing
steadily. The projected completion date is early fall.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
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