Monday, April 8, 2013
Repairing and restoring these key roads will cost more than $1 million. Be prepared to use alternate routes starting in the next several weeks.
The Fox Point Village Board last week approved an amount of $1.16 million to repair and restore key roads in the community, centering on Whitney, Willow, and Regent Roads. The road, water main, and storm sewer project will affect parts of those roads west of Santa Monica Boulevard. “The project arose out of years of planning associated with the road,” said Fox Point Director of Public Works and Village Engineer Scott Brandmeier. Brandmeier explained while Whitney Road was in poor condition, many nearby areas needed to be taken care of as part of a larger project. Brandmeier said once the necessary paperwork is filled out with the construction contractor, the contractor could start inspections in the next two to three weeks. They would …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The project will incorporate road, water and sewer construction on Willow, Whitney and Regent Roads.
Road construction will soon becoming to Whitney, Willow, and Regent Roads in Fox Point. The Fox Point Village Board on Tuesday night allocated $1.2 million for the project that includes road, water and sewer construction on those roads. Scott Brandmeier, the village engineer and director of public works, said the condition of Whitney Road was in poor condition, and has been planned in conjunction with other storm sewer work that was initially planned more than 10 years ago. “The project arose out of years of planning associated with the road,” Brandmeier said. All of Whitney Road will be reconstructed. Willow Road will be reconstructed between Regent Road and Santa Monica Boulevard, while Regent Road would be replaced between Regent Road …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Many road projects have concluded but motorists should still expect delays.
If you're heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday to see the Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings in a key NFC showdown, be prepared to give yourself some extra time so you don't miss the opening noon kickoff. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), some road construction continues on major roads in northeast Wisconsin. And while most projects have concluded for the year, drivers might still encounter road conditions in some remaining work zones that could cause backups. WisDOT strongly recommends motorists allow themselves additional time while traveling this weekend. The following is a list of the major roads in northeast Wisconsin most Packers fans will be traveling and the road conditions they should …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Deer hunters and holiday travelers will encounter fewer orange barrels on major highways.
From the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Although most major road construction projects have concluded for the year, drivers traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday may encounter some ongoing work and should be prepared for orange barrels, lane shifts, and reduced speeds. "Because of the extraordinary road construction season this year, we’ve been able to wrap up the majority of projects before Thanksgiving," said Don Greuel of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Project Services Section. "There no longer are detours on major highways for construction projects, but there are a few spots where lane restrictions are still in place." WisDOT expects traffic to be heavy on Friday, November 16, as deer hunters flock to…
Monday, August 20, 2012
When the contractor discovered "soft spots," additional excavation had to take place before the resurfacing could be done. All road work is now anticipated to be completed by the end of August.
As you know, the Village has undertaken the largest road reconstruction project in many years. By the end of the day Friday, the first course of asphalt was laid on all 15 roads being resurfaced. Initially, it was anticipated this would be done sooner. However when the roads were excavated, the contractor ran into several "soft spots." Firm road base wasn't present, which required additional excavation and installation of new road base. Significant work needs to take place to ensure when the asphalt is laid that the road will be stable, level, and functional for years to come. In the coming week, the second and final lift of asphalt will be laid. This will take some time to complete but the contractors will work continuously, weather …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Plans for I-43 are being built by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Nicolet High School neighbors support replacing the tunnel to auxiliary sports fields with an overpass footbridge, while others also want a sound barrier.
Nicolet High School neighbors support replacing the tunnel between the school and soccer fields with a pedestrian footbridge in sync with proposed I-43 corridor reconstruction, and also want protection from the noise associated with increasing traffic. "Were finding out what the community wants, what the needs are, desires are, challenges are. We're really in an informational-gathering stage," said Michael Pyritz, spokesman for the Department of Transportation. "The high school is very interested in going with a pedestrian bridge up and over (I-43) which when it rains heavily, it turns itself into a waterway. That’s a great example of how the DOT is working with local interests to identify what the concerns and challenges are," Pyritz …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Get ready to reroute your travel plans. A total of 15 roads are getting repaved and reworked including some arterial roads like Rexleigh Drive and Fairy Chasm Road.
The contractor has indicated that road repaving work will begin July 23. The first step in the process will be pulverizing the roads, which should take approximately two weeks, and it will be followed by six to seven days of repaving. The last step will be the completion of shouldering work. The following roads will be affected by this project, so plan your travel routes accordingly:
Monday, May 28, 2012
Road construction is in full swing and the tennis courts are ready for yours. They've even been outfitted for pickleball. Check it out!
If you've driven around Bayside lately, you know that construction season is in full swing. From work taking place at the new consolidated dispatch center at Village Hall, to the sanitary sewer work in the southeast part of Bayside, there's a lot happening. We're only in May, and work is just beginning. Infrastructure work on sanitary sewers, stormwater, landscaping, and eventually street road repair will all take place in 2012. Want to find out more about what major projects are taking place? Visit the Village's construction update page - and check back frequently to find out new and interesting updates. But roads, buildings and sewers aren't the only things getting fixed up in Bayside. The tennis courts are all up-to-date and ready…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Stadium bridges will receive a new paint job this week, but WisDOT says work will not hamper holiday travel.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has begun needed repainting of bridges on I-94 in and around the Stadium Interchange. The lane closures began late on Sunday and will continue until noon on Friday according to a press release. The project will restart on Monday night and run until Thursday May 31, or until the project is finished. There will be lane closures impacting different lanes over the course of the project. Current plans for repainting work: This work is subject to adverse weather conditions. WisDOT employees are available for comment on this project.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Ayers will design a brand new bridge in accordance with specifications from Village President Michael West, however, construction will not begin just yet.
Fox Point Village Board members voted Tuesday to have consultant Ayers Associates design a brand new bridge to replace the old Bridge Lane Ravine Footbridge in accordance with specifications laid out by President Michael West. "Don’t forget, we are not committed to building a bridge," West said. Tuesday's decision does not tie the board to constructing anything that the consultant, Ayers Associates, creates. However, it does set the board on that path, as they utilize the allocated $37,773 contract with Ayers to plan a replacement bridge rather than repair or removal. Trustee Beverly Bell suggested modifying West's proposal to request Ayers also look into repair options, but other trustees voted it down. "If we take your motion, it is …