8/20/18 Construction Update

Westside Drive Reconstruction: Gerke has made good progress with the underground utilities the last few weeks.  Gerke now has all the sanitary sewer main installed on the project.  They are now installing water main on Westside Drive from the Arbor Lane intersection heading south to Stewart Street.  They will stop installing the water main at the hydrant just north of Stewart Street to maintain access on Stewart Street.  After the water main is installed to that hydrant, they will take safe water samples and do a pressure test on the water main.  While they are waiting on the safe water samples, Gerke will start start installing storm sewer from USH 14 to Stewart Street.  After Gerke receives the safe water samples, they will stop installing storm sewer and start installing sanitary and water laterals on Westside Drive from USH 14 to Stewart street. 

Gerke also has a grading crew constructing Westside Drive from the Grove Street intersection to Stewart Street.  With the utility construction on the north end of Westside Drive and the road construction on the south end, Gerke is maintaining access to the site through Stewart Street and Grove Street/2nd Street.  After all the base aggregate is installed to Stewart Street and residents have access on the south end through Westside Drive, the grading crew will start grading and installing base aggregate on 2nd Street.  Gerke plans to have the road built through base aggregate on Westside Drive from Grove Street to Stewart Street and 2nd Street by early next week.  After the base aggregate is installed, Augelli Concrete will start installing curb and gutter.

 

Panorama Estates: 

Gerke Excavating and Maddrell Excavating are focusing on the USH 14 intersection improvements to get them finished as soon as possible.  Augelli Concrete is currently on site installing curb and gutter.  They started installing curb and gutter on Friday but stopped when it started to rain Friday afternoon.  They hope to finish the curb and gutter on USH 14 today before the rain starts.  After the curb is installed and the weather allows, they will pour the concrete median and concrete sidewalk along USH 14.  Augelli will temporarily leave a gap in the sidewalk where an old well casing was uncovered when the sidewalk was being removed on the east end of the project.

 Augelli also plans to pour most of the concrete pavement on USH 14 this week.  They will leave a gap in the concrete to allow the contractors for Duane’s building access to the site while the concrete is curing.  After the concrete is strong enough to allow construction traffic, Augelli will pour the remaining concrete in USH 14 next week.

 Maddrell Excavating is also currently building the first 300 feet of road on Panorama Court through base aggregate to give the building contractors a new access to the site before they remove the old access to the site required for the USH 14 improvements.   After the new access is complete, they will install the remaining sanitary sewer on the project.  

 

Haseltine Street:  

Gerke Excavating has made good progress on the storm sewer the last couple weeks.  They plan to finish the storm sewer on Tuesday or Wednesday this week depending on weather.  After the storm sewer is finished, they will start grading the road and adding base aggregate.  The road construction through aggregate, curb and gutter, and asphalt should take approximately 3 weeks to complete.

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Symons 10K/5K Run/Walk August 4, 2018

Symons is having a 10K Run/Walk on Saturday, August 4th, 2018 beginning at 9:15 a.m. with a 5K Run/Walk beginning at 9:20 a.m.

Click on the link to view the route.  Roads will not be closed but residents are urged to use caution when in the area.  Thank you.

2018 08 04 Symons Walk/Run Route

2018 Licensed Tree Cutters in the City of RC

Licensed Tree Cutters in the City for 2018

The following businesses have shown proof of insurance and obtained a license to cut trees within the City of Richland Center.  Any other businesses need to obtain a license before cutting any trees in the City.

Ashton’s Affordable Tree Service LLC – Steve Mathias – 608-642-0683
8697 Crosscut Rd., Platteville, WI 53818

M & M tree Service LLC – Eric Meseberg, Brandon Miller – 608-604-4652
801 Lake St., Hillsboro, WI  54634

Mahan Tree Service – Mike Mahan – 608-606-9536
15871 Hwy 27, Ferryville, WI  54628

Gary Manning – 608-604-3869
27321 Manning Lane, Richland Center, WI  53581

Peer Construction – Terry Peer – 608-732-5279
29301 Pleasant Mound Rd., Boscobel, WI 53805

Sprague Brothers Tree Services – Gary Sprague, Ted Sprague – 608-822-3470
1005 14th St., Fennimore, WI  53809

Contractors are not permitted to place trees or brush outside of the landfill area.  They must take the debris inside the landfill.  The landfill will be open during between 8am and 3pm this week for City residents.  Approved Townships may also use the landfill during regular open hours – Mondays & Wednesdays from 8am to 1pm and Saturdays from 8am to noon.

Notice of Budget Amendment

CITY OF RICHLAND CENTER
NOTICE OF BUDGET AMENDMENT

By a two-thirds vote of the City Council on July 3, 2018, the Council approved transferring $41,500.00 from the Capital Projects Outlay to Contingency in the 2018 Budget.

Melinda D. Jones
City Clerk/Treasurer
July 6, 2018

 

Street Construction Update:

July 24, 2018
Westside Drive Reconstruction: Gerke Excavating has all the water main, sanitary sewer, and laterals installed on Westside Drive from the Grove Street intersection to Stewart Street.  All the utility work is now complete within this area.  A1 Excavating is currently installing force main and water main on Grove Street as part of a separate contract with the Utility.  The utility work on Grove Street should be complete next week.  Gerke Excavating will not start reconstructing the road on Westside Drive and 2nd Street until the utility work on Grove Street is done to allow property owners the ability to get to their house from either the north or south.

 Gerke is currently installing the storm sewer today from the river to Westside Drive within the storm sewer easement on the Tjossem property.  Gerke estimates this will take approximately 2 days to complete.  After the storm sewer is finished, they will start setting up temporary water service for the houses on the north end of Westside Drive between USH 14 and Stewart Street.  Construction notices will be delivered to the property owners tomorrow for the next phase of work.  After the temporary water service is set up, Gerke will start installing the sanitary sewer from the north end of the project heading south to Stewart Street.

 Gasser is on site today paving the lower lift of asphalt on Miner Court.  They will wait to pave the asphalt surface until they come back to pave Westside Drive.

 

Panorama Estates: Gerke Excavating removed the existing concrete median east of the intersection and has the traffic shifted to the north to allow the remaining intersection improvements to be completed on the south side of the intersection.  The existing concrete on the south side of the intersection will be removed next week.  After the concrete is removed, the required utility adjustments within the intersection will be completed.  

 

Haseltine Street:  A1 Excavating is currently finishing the sanitary sewer and water main on Haseltine Street as part of the contract with the Utility.  Gerke Excavating is hauling in new storm sewer pipe this week and plans to start installing storm sewer next week.

 

 

Highway 14 East Lane Closures

The City was informed late last week that the State will be making repairs on the 4 lane section of Hwy 14 soon.  There are catch basins in need of repair that the City Street Department will be taking care of in preparation of the State repairs.  The catch basins will be repaired between May 29th and June 8th.  Lane closures will take place so motorists are asked to slow down and use caution while street repairs are being made.  Thank you!

Highway 14 Lane Closure 5/21-5/25/18

The Richland Center Public Works Department will be closing the eastbound right lane of Highway 14 for storm sewer repairs beginning May 21st through May 25th, 2018 between Highway 80 and Sextonville Road.  Please use caution when traveling in the area.  Thank you!

Water Main Work

To aid in isolating water main, and to allow for flushing of the new water main being installed on the Westside Drive street reconstruction project, City Utilities Water Department will be installing a new valve and fire hydrant in the 100 block of North Grove Street.  the work will take place Tuesday, may 15th starting at 8:30 am and should be completed by 3:00 pm.

to allow this work to be done, North Grove Street will be narrowed to one lane of traffic with temporary traffic control in the area o fthe construction.  Motorists are asked to avoid Grove Street between Seminary Street and Westside Drive if possible on Tuesday, May 15th.

City Utilities thanks you for your understanding as we perform this work.

Steve Krueger
Superintendent, City Utilities Water Department

Westside Drive Reconstruction Project Information

May 15, 2018 UPDATED SCHEDULE:

Construction to begin the week of May 21st, 2018.  The construction sequence was modified to start on 2nd Street and Miner Court, consistent with the phasing plans per the contract.

Substantial completion October 15, 2018

Final completion October 31, 2018

Grove Street – Force main and water main.  the Utility has a separate contract for the utility work on Grove Street and Arbor Lane.  The contractor for this project is A1 Excavating.  Vierbidher and MSA will coordinate the connection points and schedule between the two contracts.   Arbor Lane will also have water main installed.

 

May 1, 2018

Westside Drive Construction Notice:

Beginning the week of May 21st, the City of Richland Center will begin the Westside Drive Reconstruction project. The project includes street and utility replacement on Westside Drive, N. Stewart Street, West 2nd Street, and Miner Court. The street construction will include removing the existing street and installing new sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, base course, curb and gutter, asphalt pavement, and driveway aprons.

During construction, the road will be open to local traffic only. However, local residents will have limited access to driveways at times during the project. Mail delivery will be maintained throughout the project.

Below is an approximate construction schedule for the street construction. The construction schedule may change due to weather or other construction delays.

  • West 2nd Street and Minor Court
    • Start Construction – May 14th 2018
    • Final Completion – June 18th 2018
  • Westside Drive
    • Start Construction – June 11th 2018
    • Final Completion – September 28th 2018

Gerke Excavating is the contractor and Vierbicher Associates are the engineers for the project. If you have any questions contact Matt Muchow from Vierbicher at 608-434-1053.

Thank you,

City of Richland Center

Vierbicher Associates

Haseltine Street Reconstruction Project Information

May 1, 2018

Haseltine Street Construction Notice:

Beginning in June, the City of Richland Center will begin the Haseltine Street Reconstruction project. The project includes street and utility replacement on Haseltine Street from Main Street to Sheldon Street. The street construction will include removing the existing street and installing new sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, base course, curb and gutter, asphalt pavement, and driveway aprons.

During construction, the road will be open to local traffic only. However, local residents will have limited access to driveways at times during the project. Mail delivery will be maintained throughout the project.

Below is an approximate construction schedule for the street and utility construction. The construction schedule may change due to weather or other construction delays.

  • Utility Contract (Sanitary Sewer and Water Main Replacement)
    • Start Construction – June 4, 2018
    • Final Completion – August 10, 2018
  • City Contract (Storm Sewer and Street Construction)
    • Start Construction – July 20, 2018
    • Final Completion – September 28th 2018

Gerke Excavating is the contractor for the street construction and Vierbicher Associates are the engineers for the project. If you have any questions contact Matt Muchow from Vierbicher at 608-434-1053.

Thank you,

City of Richland Center

Vierbicher Associates