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Mary Lake Neighborghood Road Improvements 2021 

2021 Town of Westport Road Improvements
Sunset Trail, Huntingwood Way, Shamrock Road, Maria Way
Riveredge Road, and Moonlight Drive
June 1, 2021

The Town of Westport will be reconstructing the above referenced roads this construction season. The project has been publicly bid and the Town Board has awarded the project to Tri-County Paving, Inc. from Deforest, Wisconsin. We anticipate that the project will begin in the next few weeks.

The project will consist primarily of the following:
● Remove the existing asphalt surface
● Rebuild the road base
● Install concrete curb and gutter on the intersection corners (radii)
● Install a new asphalt pavement surfaces
● Restore the disturbed area with grass seed, fertilizer, and mulch

The roads will be rebuilt one street at a time, and each road will remain open to vehicular travel throughout the project. However, drivers may encounter lane restrictions and possible minor delays during the construction. The Contractor will make every effort to provide access to driveways during the project and at the end of each day.

The existing permanent mailboxes will be removed to accommodate the work, and temporary mailbox stations will be installed near the start of each road project. Regular U.S. Mail deliveries to the temporary mailbox station will begin when construction starts on each road section. Upon completion of the project, all permanent mailboxes will be reinstalled by the contractors. The locations of the temporary mailbox stations have not yet been determined by the USPS.

We do not anticipate any disruption of U.S. Mail deliveries or Refuse pick-up during the resurfacing.

Weekly Newsletters and Updates

Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter for the week of 9/13/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter for the week of 9/6/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Phase 2 Paving Update 8/27/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter for the week of 8/30/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter for the week of 8/23/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter for the week of 8/16/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter for the week of 8/9/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter for the week of 8/2/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Temporary Mailbox Locations Map 7/26/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter for the week of 7/26/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter for the week of 7/19/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter for the week of 7/12/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter for the week of 7/5/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter for the week of 6/30/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter for the week of 6/28/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter for the week of 6/21/21
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Map of Phases
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Final Plans
Mary Lake Neighborhood Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter 6/1/21


2021 Town of Westport Road Improvements
Additional Road Improvements
Cherokee Valley Pass, Harris Circle, and Rankin Lane Extension  

The Town of Westport will be reconstructing several additional roads as part of the 2021 Road Improvements (referenced above).  The Contractor for the project will be Tri-County Paving, Inc. from Deforest, Wisconsin.  We anticipate that the project will begin later this Summer or Fall.     

The Cherokee Valley Pass and Harris Circle projects will consist primarily of the following:
            ●          Remove the existing asphalt surface
            ●          Rebuild the road base
            ●          Install a new asphalt pavement surfaces and gravel shoulders  
            ●          Restore the disturbed area with grass seed, fertilizer, and mulch

The roads will be rebuilt one street at a time, and each road will remain open to vehicular travel throughout the project.  However, drivers may encounter lane restrictions and possible minor delays during the construction.  The Contractor will make every effort to provide access to driveways during the project and at the end of each day. 

The USPS has requested that we install temporary mailbox stations for Cherokee Valley Pass and Harris Circle.  The temporary mailbox stations will be installed near the start of each road project.  Regular U.S. Mail deliveries to the temporary mailbox station will begin when construction starts on each road section.      

The work on Rankin Lane is a short extension of the road, and a turn-around for vehicles at the dead end.  This work should not hamper access to residents living on Rankin Lane or Rankin Circle. 

We do not anticipate any disruption of U.S. Mail deliveries or Refuse pick-up during the resurfacing of any of the projects.   

Additional Road Improvements 2021 Newsletter 8/11/21


Town of Westport Water Tower Repainting 

August 30, 2021 Update

The contractor indicated that surface preparation of the exterior steel will start Wednesday and Thursday of next week with the prime coat anticipated to be completed by the week of September 13, 2021.  They will complete interior wet, interior dry, and exterior finish coatings concurrently with all coatings anticipated to be complete by the end of September, weather pending. 

August 18, 2021 Update

The Contractor has finished sand blasting and applying the prime coat of the interior wet coatings and will be starting on surface preparation and coatings on the interior dry and exterior later this week and next week. 

August 9, 2021 Update

The contractor has mobilized to the site, is currently working on surface preparation and coatings on interior wet (inside the tank bowl where the water is stored) and interior dry (inside the dry portions of the tank; base cone, stem, platforms, access tube).  The contractor hopes to complete the interior, weather permitting, by the end of this week and start on the tank exterior which is a two to three week process, weather permitting. 

July 19, 2021 Update

The Contractor mobilized to the site the week of July 12, 2021 and will be performing miscellaneous welding modifications to the tank and installing the temporary construction shroud through July 30, 2021. The contractor then will start surface preparation and painting the week of August 2, 2021

July 9, 2021 Update

All cellular providers have relocated to the temporary tower and removed all equipment and material from the site.  The tank repainting contractor is mobilizing the week of July 12, 2021 to start welding repairs followed by installation of the tank containment shroud.  The Town will drain the water tower to accommodate the tank contractor’s schedule and the Town will start running the water system off of the temporary pressure tanks instead of the water tower.

July 7, 2021 Update

A Westport water tower refurbishing project update:
The cellular providers' new complete demobilization date is scheduled for July 8, 2021. Given the short week and the cellular provider’s updated schedule, the tank repainting contractor is scheduled to mobilize on July 12, 2021 instead of July 6, 2021. The Town has started up and tested its temporary pressure tanks and is ready for the tank shutdown on July 12, 2021.

June 28, 2021 Update

The Westport Water Tower Repainting Project is anticipated to begin in earnest in July.  The cellular providers have completed their temporary tower and U.S. Cellular has relocated all of its antennas from the water tower to the temporary tower.  T-Mobile, the other cellular provider on the tank, experienced a material supply issue and has a new relocation completion date of July 6, 2021.  The Town has worked with Municipal Well and Pump to procure a portable pressure system to assist in operating the water utility while the water tower is out-of-service during construction; the portable pressure tank has been delivered and will be started up soon so it’s ready for when the tank repainting contractor begins work.  The tank repainting contractor will mobilize to the site on July 5, 2021, and will start construction shortly thereafter.

June 10, 2021 Update

There will end up being three related, but separate, activities occurring on and around the water tower…all of which are related to the repainting project.

  1. The first task is that the cellular providers (T-Mobile and US Cellular) are relocating their antennas from the tower to a temporary tower so the tank painting contractor can perform its work.  We haven’t visited the site for this, but based on the schedule included in the cellular relocation email (attached), they are scheduled to be working on the temporary tower this week.  Relocation schedule and other information is included in the attached email.  Once the temporary tower is installed, US Cellular is supposed to relocate from the water tower to the temporary tower the week of June 7, 2021 and T-Mobile the week of June 14, 2021.
  2. The second task is that the Town is working directly with a well contractor to provide a pressure tank for the water system.  This will be what maintains pressure in the water system while the water tower is offline.
  3. The third task will be the actual tank repainting project.  I’m enclosing the meeting minutes to this email as well.  Page 5 of 9 of this document includes the Contractor’s proposed schedule for the project.

Once the tank repainting project is complete and the water tower is back in service, the pressure tank (2nd task) and temporary cellular tower (1st task) will need to be removed from the site and then the cellular providers will reinstall their equipment on the water tower.


If you are doing any grading, digging or topography changes near a pond, lake or stream, please contact the Town of Westport or Dane County Land & Water Resources Department to see if there are special permits that might be required. This will help avoid fees and penalties for not following proper procedures.


CTH M, Oncken Road to STH 113, Dane County Virtual Public Involvement Meeting/Presentation - June 2021, Updated Project Information - Scope Change at County K Intersection

County Highway M Improvements


STH 113 (Knutson Drive to STH 19) Improvements

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Public Health Order

Please visit our COVID-19 Information webpage for the most up-to-date local news.

New Public Health Order Issued for Dane County Requiring Face Coverings Indoors 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 10:28am

Effective on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 12:01am, Public Health Madison & Dane County is issuing a Face Covering Emergency Order PDF , which requires that everyone age 2 and older wear a face covering or mask when in any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, could be present. This requirement applies to all of Dane County.

“We still believe vaccines are our best tool to protect our community,” said Janel Heinrich, Director of Public Health Madison & Dane County. “But as cases continue to increase, requiring face coverings is an easy added layer of protection to further help keep people safe, including our youngest children not yet eligible to be vaccinated.”

On July 27, Public Health issued a mask advisory, strongly encouraging everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask indoors in response to updated CDC guidance regarding use of masks. On July 19, our 7-day average number of cases was 19, and on August 12, the 7-day average increased by 382% to 91.6.

“Public Health has updated policies and recommendations throughout the pandemic based on current local conditions and the latest scientific data,” said City of Madison Mayor, Satya Rhodes-Conway. “As virus spread is fueled by the prevalence of the delta variant, it is clear that we need to use all of our tools to keep our community safe; and that means getting vaccinated and wearing masks.”

The delta variant is a naturally occurring mutation of the SARS CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19. Data show that the delta variant is more contagious and spreads more easily than the original COVID-19 virus, including among people that are vaccinated. Public Health also strongly recommends wearing a face covering at private gatherings or crowded outdoor settings.

“With our kids heading back to school and hospitals in other parts of the country overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases, moving from a mask recommendation to a requirement is a common sense step to prevent disease spread and protect the kids in our community who can’t get vaccinated yet,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. 

Public Health asks that businesses post signs reminding customers and staff of the face covering requirement. The order will be in effect until September 16, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. View Face Covering Emergency Order PDF  for additional information.

As more contagious variants continue circulating in Dane County, getting your vaccine is more important now than ever. The vaccines provide good protection against severe outcomes and the sooner people get vaccinated against COVID-19, the less opportunity we give the virus to continue mutating.

“Vaccination continues to be our best path out of the pandemic,” said Jerry Halverson, MD, Chair of the Board of Health. “As variants create new challenges for our county moving forward, now is the time we must bring it home and get vaccinated.”

For more information about the COVID-19 in Dane County and the latest public health order, visit publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus. You can also follow @publichealthmdc on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram.

Contacts:
Communications Team,
(608) 243 -0482, [email protected]