Here you can see the new concrete curb and gutter have been built at the Post Office area on Main Street. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
Here you can see the new concrete curb and gutter have been built at the Post Office area on Main Street. Photo by Paul J. Seeling

By Paul J. Seeling, Gateway News, with Kevin Oium, P.E., Cedar Corporation

WOODVILLE, WI – Obviously you have been impacted or seen the major street and utility (and road) construction projects that have been taking place in downtown Woodville this past spring and summer. The good news is as you probably have noticed, they are nearing completion.

The Woodville Leader contacted the Village for information about the projects. Jan Nelson the Clerk for the Village of Woodville suggested that we contact Cedar Corporation the Village consulting engineering firm that is overseeing the construction.

Senior Engineer Kevin Oium, P.E. for Cedar Corporation was kind enough to provide you and us with a report and construction update as of last Monday, July 30.

This is the information about the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Street & Utility Improvements project in the Village of Woodville. The project started right after the Village’s Annual Syttende Mai Celebration on Monday, May 21, 2018. Albrightson Excavating was awarded the contract. The major subcontractors include: Chippewa Concrete (concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, bridge railings, logos, colored crosswalks and driveway replacements), Neo Electric (decorative street lighting, crosswalk flashers and banner poles) and Monarch Paving (asphalt paving). 

Oium also reported that there are two sections of roadway reconstruction including Stockman Street (Water Street to River Street) and River Street (Lockwood Street to the Carr Creek Bridge).  The project consists of sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, sidewalk, decorative lighting, concrete logos, banner poles, bridge railing replacement, decorative benches and trash receptacles, concrete curb & gutter, sidewalk, colored crosswalks, asphalt paving and restoration. 

To date, about 75% of the project is completed.  Over the next two weeks, the colored crosswalks are going to be installed.  During this time period, a detour route will be used.  As of now, the final lift of asphalt is scheduled for the middle of August.  The last items to be installed include the decorative lighting and banner poles.  The project is being partially funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) administrated by the Wisconsin Department of Administration.  The awarded amount is $478,570 with a total project cost anticipated at $899,494.15.

This project is also tied with a resurfacing project on Lockwood Street from River Street to U.S.H.  This project is about 80% completed to date.  The only item left is the final lift of asphalt, which is scheduled for the same time period as the River Street project or the middle of August.  Monarch Paving was awarded the contract with an anticipated project cost of $234,501.75. 

Dealing with construction is frustrating at times, but when the new improvements are completed it is well worth putting up with and the Village of Woodville is starting to look, well, improved. Don’t you think so?