Hartbrook Park Pedestrian Bridge Replacement
Construction on the Hartbrook Park Pedestrian Bridge will begin on Monday, July 31st. The park will remain open to the public but the pathways leading to the bridge on both sides of the river will be closed and the area immediately surrounding the bridge will be shut down. There will be trucks and cranes and several other pieces of large equipment working to construct the new bridge so please keep clear of the area at all times. The new bridge structure is tentatively scheduled to be placed on August 16th. When the new bridge is installed there will still be a lot of work to complete the project and it will not be immediately ready for pedestrian use. As long as there are barricades and fencing up, please avoid the area and do not attempt to cross the river until the project is completed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, you may contact the Project Manager, Peter Gesch, at 262-953-3014 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your patience during this time and look forward to a new bridge for our residents to use.
2023 Utilities Rehab Program
The Village’s annual utility rehab program is currently underway. The Village’s Contractor is DF Tomasini, Inc. and will be working in the Village for the next month or two. The main area of work will be structure repairs in the River Reserve Subdivision. There will be miscellaneous valve and hydrant repairs also taking place throughout the Village. If there is a need for a water shutoff to your residence or business, you will be notified 24-48 hours in advance and reasonable accommodations will be made, as needed. Work on this project will be completed by the end of May but could extend into June, weather depending. If you happen to come upon a work zone, please be patient as you approach and pass through the work zone and follow any directions given by workers. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences you may experience and thank you for your patience to help us safely complete this year’s project. If you have any questions regarding this year’s project, you may contact Peter Gesch, Project Manager at email@example.com.
2023 Paving Program
The Village’s annual Paving Program is will begin in mid-June. The Village’s Contractor for this work is Wolf Paving, Inc. Work will take place in the Walnut Ridge Industrial Park, on Tree Ridge Court and River Reserve Drive (north of Lindenwood), on Cottonwood Avenue between Cardinal and Pawling, and in Nixon Park. A detailed schedule has not yet been developed, but more details will be available as the project gets closer. Generally, work will take place in the Walnut Ridge Industrial Park and on Tree Ridge Court and River Reserve Drive in June and July. Work on Cottonwood Avenue will take place during a 10-day period in August. Work in Nixon Park will take place between September 5th and October 13th. Nixon Park will be completely closed to the public during this work. If you have a residence or business in an area that will be affected by construction, you will receive a letter with more project details on what you can expect during construction. Please be patient as you approach and pass through a work zone and follow any directions given from workers. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences you may experience and thank you for your patience to help us safely complete this year’s project. If you have any questions regarding the project for this year, you may contact Peter Gesch, Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
River Reserve Drive (north of Lindenwood) and Tree Ridge Court will be swept and prepped for paving on Monday, July 31st. The paving of the asphalt surface on these roads will occur on Tuesday, August 1st, weather dependent. If it rains, the work will be pushed back by one day. Miscellaneous concrete work will begin on Cottonwood Avenue between Cardinal Lane and the Railroad Tracks on Monday, August 7th in preparation for the resurfacing of this stretch of roadway in late August. Letters will be delivered to the affected residents and businesses along this stretch or road early the week of July 31st. These letters will contain more information on what to expect during construction and the anticipated schedule for this work. More construction updates will be posted online with schedules for this resurfacing work and anticipated road closures as we get closer to that time.
The 2023 Paving Program is progressing in the Walnut Ridge business park area. The Contractor is working on restoration behind the curb areas that were repaired and will be patching some areas in the roadway prior to paving. The current schedule is to pave the surface asphalt on Walnut Ridge Drive on Friday, July 21st and pave the surface asphalt on James Drive and Richards Road on Monday, July 24th. The dates for paving Tree Ridge Court and River Reserve Drive have not been established at this time. Further updates will come when those dates are finalized. This schedule is dependent on weather and the ability to finish the other tasks by Friday morning. If there is a delay and Walnut Ridge Drive is not paved on Friday, they will pave it on Monday and then pave James and Richards on Tuesday. Right now, we are not anticipating any issues with meeting the schedule to begin paving on Friday. When the surface asphalt is being paved, there will be numerous trucks and pieces of equipment working to place and compact the new asphalt pavement. Please pay attention to flaggers as it is very important that traffic travels where they are instructed to travel. The process will be to pave one lane for about 200-300 feet, pull back and start over on the other lane and repeat the process as they progress down the roadway so that the centerline joint stays hot and bonds well with the adjacent pavement.
Below are some frequently asked questions on asphalt paving:
1) When can I drive on it?
- After the paver has passed your driveway we need to wait until at least the first breakdown roller goes over it. This takes about ten minutes. The asphalt can then be driven on.
2) Will the asphalt damage my tires?
- The asphalt initial laydown temperatures could be in the range of 225 to 275 degrees. The heat escapes rapidly when it is placed. It is safe to drive over, but it is not safe to cross on foot or with pets until at least an hour after placement.
3) Will I still be able to get in and out of my business or receive deliveries?
- Expect delays of up to ten minutes when the paving operation passes your access point or driveway. Inform delivery companies that they can still get in and out, but they may need to wait.