(Beaver Dam) The reconstruction of a short stretch of North Spring Street in Beaver Dam is on-time and on-budget. The project from Maple Avenue to Mackie Street got under way in early June. Advance Construction of Green Bay was awarded the $1.47-million-dollar contract that includes widening of the roadway to accommodate bike lanes and a center turn lane along with new concrete pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk and water main, sanitary and storm sewer installation. City Director of Facilities Ritchie Piltz explained to us on WBEV’s Community Comment recently that the project was funded in part with a $742-thousand-dollar grant administered though the state Department of Transportation. The city’s water and wastewater utilities in picking up another $400-thousand dollar’s for underground infrastructure upgrades. That leaves roughly $400-thousand dollars from the Capital Improvements Program; borrowed money that is levied directly to city taxpayers. Piltz says because there are federal funds associated with the project, there are certain requirements to follow. The inclusion of sidewalks and bike lanes are mandatory. Piltz says there will be bike lanes on both sides with one travel lane in each direction and a center turn lane. Piltz says the Department of Transportation determined that roundabouts were not appropriate for North Spring Street at Maple and Mackie. Paving got underway last week. The roadway is expected to be opened by the time school starts with landscaping and signage targeted for completion in mid-September.
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