County Board green-lights ATV, UTV use on Highway 86 south of Tomahawk
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors during its Tuesday, Aug. 18 meeting approved an ordinance that will allow ATVs and UTVs to enter and exit the City of Tomahawk via the Wisconsin River bridge on Highway 86 south of Tomahawk.
The section of Highway 86 from County Road E to Mary Street in Tomahawk will open to ATV and UTV traffic following “posting, notification, and completion of route signage,” according to the resolution.
The process of the ordinance’s passage dates back to 2016. Approvals were needed at local, county and state levels due to overlapping jurisdictions.
The City of Tomahawk Common Council approved a similar measure on Dec. 3, 2019, and the Town of Bradley later followed suit.
Along with the newly-approved segment of Highway 86, ATVs and UTVs are also allowed to operate within city limits on Highway 86 between School Road and Kaphaem Road, on Wisconsin Avenue between Railway Street and 7th Avenue, and on 4th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and River Street after the Common Council voted 5 to 4 to open those sections last December.