Thursday, August 27, 2015

2015 Improvement Projects

Construction has begun on all of the 2015 improvement projects. They are all at various phases in the process, but below is a listing of this year's projects and areas that drivers should use caution when traveling through.

Reconstruction - Third Street (Prairie to East dead end); Victoria (Albion to Park); Oxford (Victoria to Willow)
Resurfacing - Third Street (Sylvania Park to Lake Ave); Downtown parking lot A (Second street); Victoria (Park to Cambridge)
Overlay - Webster (TH 15 to Home); Eltinge (Interlaken to dead end)

The sealcoat project has been completed for 2015.

Also, please make sure you check out the City's website or follow on Twitter or Facebook to see other road closure or water shutoff notices.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Albion Avenue Reconstruction

Thanks to the early spring weather the contractor was able to get going on Albion in April. The concrete contractor finished the curb and gutter, driveways, and street patches. The asphalt patching has been completed and the landscape contractor finished the sod last week. The majority of traffic control was removed on Friday, May 8th with traffic now using the full road width. We are anticipating the pavement marking subcontractor to be onsite this week to complete the striping.

Woodland Channel Construction

The new channel was opened for boat traffic on April 24th. Here are some photos of the completed project and Mayor Randy Quiring on one of the first boats using the new channel.

Woodland Channel Construction

Construction of the new navigation channel under Woodland Avenue is progressing. The contractor has the coffer dam installed and is dewatering to keep the excavation as dry as possible. Below are some pictures of the ongoing excavation. One shows a bulldozer moving material underneath the existing bridge. Within the next week or two the contractor is planning to begin setting the 3-sided box culvert which will begin to define the new navigation channel. The project is anticipated to be open to boat traffic ahead of the fishing opener in May.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Woodland Channel Construction

Construction has begun on the woodland channel project. This project will upgrade and re-align the navigation channel under Bird’s Bridge on Woodland Avenue. Traffic control is set up to maintain two-way traffic through the project with reduced lane widths. Please use caution when travelling through the construction zone. The project is anticipated to be open to boat traffic this spring and fully completed by mid-summer. Please contact with any questions.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Albion Avenue Reconstruction

The street was opened to two-way traffic over the Thanksgiving weekend. The west side curb and gutter was not able to be installed due to the change in weather. This area has been barricaded to keep traffic away from the low shoulder that will be there for the rest of the winter. Construction speed limits are still in place due to the road not having curb and gutter on the west side. Temporary driveways have been constructed at all driveway locations. The remainder of the work will be completed in the Spring beginning as soon as the weather allows. Below is the December newsletter for this project. Thanks to everyone that has been impacted by this project for their understanding and continued patience with this important project.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Albion Avenue Reconstruction

The paving contractor worked through the weekend to get the southbound lanes poured ahead of the cold weather this week. With the weather turning poor, the progress of the project is being evaluated and will likely not get completed this fall. We will be coordinating with the general contractor on when to open up the project for two-way traffic and working to provide driveway access for the residents and businesses through the winter. A further update will be provided when those specifics are determined.