20,000 Marathon County properties to be impacted by uniform address changes

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More than 20,000 local addresses will change later this year when Marathon County eliminates its 10 existing address grids and implements a single uniform addressing system. Residents living in more than 40 participating municipalities will be impacted.

Marathon County Conservation, Planning and Zoning Department Program Director, Dave Mack said the department will begin to mail postcard announcement to residents, landowners, and business owners who will receive new addresses.

New uniform address signs and any new street-name signs will not be installed or delivered until at least April 2018, beginning on the east side of Marathon County and moving west by municipality over the course of many months.

The project is estimated to be completed by November 2018.

The purpose of the project is to to reduce the existing road name confusion. Mack said in Marathon County alone the are 27 different Pine roads.

When the installation date nears, the CPZ Department will mail an official installation/delivery notice to residents, landowners, and business owners whose addresses will be changing. The official notice will provide the new six-digit address and an estimated date of sign installation/delivery.

After a new address sign is installed/delivered by contracted workers from Lange Enterprises, residents and businesses may begin to use and to notify others of their new address. Marathon County is partnering with the U.S. Postal Service to automatically forward any mail sent to former addresses for a period of one year from the date of sign installation/delivery.