Trail construction hits final phase

by Jeff Pederson
Sheboygan Falls News Editor


WORK CONTINUED LAST WEEK on a multi-use trail extending from Pine Haven Lane to Hamann Drive as part of the city’s $2.4 million Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Grant Program. - Falls News photo by Jeff Pederson WORK CONTINUED LAST WEEK on a multi-use trail extending from Pine Haven Lane to Hamann Drive as part of the city’s $2.4 million Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Grant Program. - Falls News photo by Jeff Pederson The sidewalk and bike path construction hit the home stretch, as work on the fifth and final phase of the project began last week.

The sidewalk, bike path and multi-use trail construction project is part of the city of Sheboygan Falls $2.4 million Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program.

According to Project Engineer Jason Thiry of Kapur and Associates, crews continued restoration efforts on Forest Avenue, while also working to complete bike paths on County TT and County C and a multi-use trail on Pine Haven Lane during the week of Sept. 7-13.

“Crews completed grading shoulders and placing pavement marking on County TT and County C,” Thiry said. “In addition, grading for the multi-use trail from Pine Haven Lane toward Hamann Drive continued, as did the placement of concrete sidewalk on County PPP from Mill Street toward State 28. Crews also began grading for concrete sidewalk on Mill Street and storm sewer work on Fond Du Lac Avenue.”

Work on each of current projects moved further along during the week of Sept. 14-20.

“Restoration work will continue on Forest Avenue and County PPP from Mill Street toward State 28,” Thiry said. “Crews also began grading for asphalt pavement on County PPP from Mill Street toward State 28.

“Crews will continue grading for concrete sidewalk on Mill Street, and begin grading for a multi-use path on Monroe Street along the Bemis property,” he said.

Phase 5 includes sidewalk work on Monroe Street from Mill Street toward Buffalo Street; Mill Street from York Street to Monroe Street and Fond du Lac Avenue from Sixth street to State 32.

Phase 2 of the project includes work on Fond du Lac Avenue from Bluebird Lane to Sixth Street, Fond du Lac Avenue from State 32 to Water Street, Amherst Avenue from Giddings Avenue to Dartmouth Drive, Dartmouth Drive from Amherst Avenue to Broadway Street, Broadway Street from Dartmouth Drive to Cedar Street, Forest Avenue from STH 32 to Range Line Road, Hickory Street from Adams Street to Jackson Street, County PP at the intersection of River Hills Drive and the multi-use trail from Forest Avenue to the elementary school.

Work for Phase 3 features County C from County TT to Bluebird Lane and County TT from County PP to County O.

Phase 4 includes sidewalk work on County PPP from State 28 to Mill Street and a multi-use trail from Pine Haven Lane to Hamann Drive.

Several detours will be in place during daytime work hours.

A new Phase 5 detour for Fond Du Lac Avenue from Sixth Street to State 32 will route traffic along Sixth Street to Leavens Avenue to Bryant Court and back to Fond Du Lac Avenue.

A a detour for Phase 4 of project is in place for County PPP, from State 28 to Mill Street, which re-routes motorists onto State 28 and State 32.

During Phase 3, County TT from County PP to County O and County C and from County TT to Bluebird Lane will maintain through traffic at all times during work on paved shoulders.

A detour for for Phase 2 work on Fond du Lac Avenue, from Bluebird Lane to Sixth Street, will use Leavens Avenue and Sixth Street. A detour for Broadway Street between Dartmouth Drive and Cedar Street will use State 28 and State 32.

Traffic on all other roads, except where designated by construction crews, will be maintained throughout construction.

Any announced road closures will be between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and with all roads opened after daytime work hours conclude.

All work on the project is expected to be completed on Friday, Oct. 18.

Vinton Construction has scheduled weekly meetings to update business owners, city leaders and citizens on the progress of the project.

Meetings will be held on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. at the construction field office, located n the Department of Public Works parking lot on Hamann Drive.

Regular updates will continue be published in The Sheboygan Falls News on a weekly basis.


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