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2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements

Gilkeson and Weis Road

November 6 th, 2023 UPDATE

Shouldering of the roadway is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th. Please allow the equipment to complete the work. This will be completed in one day. The Town will be following up with the final restoration.

The current crew on site is grading along the roadway to make sure there is positive drainage off the roadway. The positive drainage is important for the longevity of the roadway.

Following up in the next few days will be a crew to install a 2-3ft gravel shoulder along the roadway to protect the edge of the pavement. The gravel shoulder will be slightly lower than the asphalt edge to allow for proper drainage. Once the shouldering is complete the landscaping crew will be completing the final landscaping. Some areas will likely need some touch-up in the spring and that is on our list of things to do.


 

2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements

Gilkeson and Weis Road

November 1st, 2023 UPDATE

The current crew on site is grading along the roadway to make sure there is positive drainage off the roadway. The positive drainage is important for the longevity of the roadway.

Following up in the next few days will be a crew to install a 2-3ft gravel shoulder along the roadway to protect the edge of the pavement. The gravel shoulder will be slightly lower than the asphalt edge to allow for proper drainage. Once the shouldering is complete the landscaping crew will be completing the final landscaping.  Some areas will likely need some touch-up in the spring and that is on our list of things to do.


 

2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements
Gilkeson and Weis Road

 

October 17th, 2023 UPDATE

Asphalt paving is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th

Roadway access will be severely limited on Wednesday till after 5 p.m.  


2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements
Gilkeson and Weis Road

 

October 5th, 2023, UPDATE

Tentative schedule going forward:

Week of October 9th - Installation of curb around near the turnaround and a few driveways (1 week including cure time)
Week of October 16th - Grade and compact the road in preparation for the new asphalt surface (1 week) – Limited access to driveways, please allow the grader the right of way during construction. If the work goes well and the weather cooperates paving will be at the end of the week.
Asphalt paving (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.) no access to the roadway during paving and curing of asphalt.|
Restoration and shouldering to follow.

The Contractor will make every effort to provide access to private driveways during the project and at the end of each day.  However, there will be short periods of time when vehicle access to your property will not be possible, especially during construction near your home.  

For the safety of the workers, we ask that you please be aware of the construction equipment and workers and limit the use of the road during construction hours (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.).

Mailboxes: As part of the project, the Town will be providing a letter offering new mailboxes that will be installed by a contractor. Please watch for further information on the mailboxes next week.

We do not anticipate any disruption of refuse pick-up during the resurfacing.  Please just put your receptacles out in your driveways and the contractors will work with the refuse company to collect the refuse and recycling. 


2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements
October 3, 2023

 

Waunakee and Westport will be re-paving Division Street. The contractor is scheduled to mill off the existing pavement on Wednesday, October 4th and fine grade and prepare the roadway for new pavement. Final pavement is scheduled for Monday, October 9th. This is assuming that the base under the existing pavement only needs minimal improvements. If the base material under the existing roadway is in poor condition, the project will be extended another few days.

For the safety of the workers, we ask that you please be aware of the construction equipment and workers and limit the use of the road during construction hours (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.).


2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements
COBBLESTONE LANE

Update – September 27, 2023 

Final Paving is rescheduled for Thursday, September 28th (No roadway access 7 am – 7 pm) 

Road striping and crosswalks to follow. 

Please water the areas that were seeded to promote turf establishment. 


2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements
Cobblestone Lane

Update – September 18th, 2023

  1. Restoration is nearly complete; mailboxes are being installed this week.
  2. Paving of the final layer of asphalt – is tentatively scheduled for early next week.
  3. Please daily water the restored areas to help promote good turf growth.

 


2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements
Gilkeson and Weis Road

Update – September 18th, 2023

Tentative schedule:

Milling of the existing asphalt is scheduled for September 25th, 2024.
Excavation of roadway (2-3 weeks)
Installation of curbs around corners and a few driveways (1 week)
Grade and compact the road in preparation for the new asphalt surface (1- 2 weeks)
Asphalt paving (7 am – 7 pm) no access to the roadway during paving and curing of asphalt
Restoration as needed.

The reconstruction of GILKESON AND WEIS ROAD from River Road to the end of each roadway is scheduled to begin on September 25th. We anticipate completion of the work in approximately 6-8 weeks, weather permitting. The project has been publicly bid and the Town Board has awarded the project to Tri-County Paving, Inc. from Deforest, Wisconsin.

The contractors will remove the existing asphalt pavement and base material, rebuild the road base, and then compact and grade the road in preparation for the new asphalt surface.  The roadway will remain open to vehicular travel throughout the project but limited during normal construction hours (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.).  Vehicles may encounter lane restrictions and possible brief delays during construction. The Contractor will make every effort to provide access to private driveways during the project and at the end of each day.  However, there will be short periods of time when vehicle access to your property will not be possible, especially during construction near your home.  

For the safety of the workers, we ask that you please be aware of the construction equipment and workers and limit the use of the road during construction hours (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.).

In preparation for the construction, we ask that any landscaping or private underground utilities that may be located within the construction area or immediately adjacent to the existing road (such as an invisible dog fence, lawn sprinkling systems, special topsoil, decorative fencing, etc.) be removed and salvaged by the property owners.  If you are not sure if they will interfere with the construction, please contact us. 

In order to ensure regular U.S. Mail deliveries, the Waunakee Postmaster has instructed the contractor to install temporary mailbox stations.  The Mailbox Stations will likely be located on River Road.  Deliveries to the temporary mailbox station will begin when the construction begins.  Please watch for more information to be posted on the temporary mailbox stations once they are installed.  Please contact the post office if you have any questions regarding specific mail deliveries.  Also, please notify other delivery services that the roads may not be accessible during the daily construction hours, and alternate delivery locations may be necessary.

We do not anticipate any disruption of refuse pick-up during the resurfacing.  Please just put your receptacles out in your driveways and the contractors will work with the refuse company to collect the refuse and recycling.

All mailboxes that are temporarily removed will be re-installed. All lawn and terrace areas that are disturbed during the construction will be restored with grass seed. We ask that you please water and maintain these areas as needed after they are restored to promote new growth.

 


 

2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements
Cobblestone Lane

Update – September 11th, 2023

 

  1. Restoration will begin Tuesday, September 12th. If you stored your mailbox, please place it near the ribbon curb for the contractor to reinstall.
  1. Paving of the final layer of asphalt – date to be determined (2-3 weeks).

 

 

 


2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements
Cobblestone Lane
 

Update – September 7th, 2023

  1. Manhole replacements September 7th and 8th.
  2. Paving is scheduled for Monday 9/11 (No roadway access 7am – 7pm), Vehicles should be removed from the street prior to 7am on September 11th.
  3. The first of two layers of asphalt will be completed on September 11. This first layer of paving will allow for the restoration work to be completed prior to the last layer of asphalt being done.
  4. Restoration of turf and installation of mailboxes – date to be determined.
  5. Paving of the final layer of asphalt – date to be determined.

 


 

 

2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements
Cobblestone Lane

Update – August 31, 2023

Concrete work will be completed Friday 9/1
Roadway grading-  Wednesday and Thursday (September 6th and 7th)
Access to driveways starting September 8th
Manhole replacements September 8th – September 12
Paving is scheduled for Wednesday 9/13 (No roadway access 7am – 7pm)
Restoration to follow after paving.

 


2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements
GILKESON AND WEIS ROAD

 

August 21, 2023 UPDATE

Excavation of the roadway is scheduled to begin on September 18.

Tentative schedule:

Excavation of roadway (2-4 weeks)
Grade and compact the road in preparation for the new asphalt surface (2-3 weeks)
Asphalt paving (1 day) no access to the roadway during paving and curing of asphalt.
Restoration and installation of mailboxes (1-2 weeks)

The reconstruction of GILKESON AND WEIS ROAD from River Road to the end of each roadway is scheduled to begin sometime in mid-August. We anticipate completion of the work in approximately 6-9 weeks, weather permitting. The project has been publicly bid and the Town Board has awarded the project to Tri-County Paving, Inc. from Deforest, Wisconsin.

The contractors will remove the existing asphalt pavement and base material, rebuild the road base, and then compact and grade the road in preparation for the new asphalt surface.  The roadway will remain open to vehicular travel throughout the project but limited during normal construction hours (7am – 7pm).  Vehicles may encounter lane restrictions and possible brief delays during construction. The Contractor will make every effort to provide access to private driveways during the project and at the end of each day.  However, there will be short periods of time when vehicle access to your property will not be possible, especially during construction near your home.  

For the safety of the workers, we ask that you please be aware of the construction equipment and workers and limit the use of the road during construction hours (7am – 7pm).

In preparation for the construction, we ask that any landscaping or private underground utilities that may be located within the construction area or immediately adjacent to the existing road (such as an invisible dog fence, lawn sprinkling systems, special topsoils, decorative fencing, etc.) be removed and salvaged by the property owners.  If you are not sure if they will interfere with the construction, please contact us. 

In order to ensure regular U.S. Mail deliveries, the Waunakee Postmaster has instructed the contractor to install temporary mailbox stations.  The Mailbox Stations will likely be located on River Road.  Deliveries to the temporary mailbox station will begin when the construction begins.  Please watch for more information to be posted on the temporary mailbox stations once they are installed.  Please contact the post office if you have any questions regarding specific mail deliveries.  Also, please notify other delivery services that the roads may not be accessible during the daily construction hours, and alternate delivery locations may be necessary.

We do not anticipate any disruption of refuse pick-up during the resurfacing.  Please just put your receptacles out in your driveways and the contractors will work with the refuse company to collect the refuse and recycling.

All mailboxes that are temporarily removed will be re-installed. All lawn and terrace areas that are disturbed during the construction will be restored with grass seed. We ask that you please water and maintain these areas as needed after they are restored to promote new growth.

 


2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements
COBBLESTONE LANE

Weekly Update – August 21, 2023

Concrete work is scheduled to begin toward the end of this week.

Tentative schedule:
Excavation of roadway (2-3 weeks)
Preparation and installation of 4ft wide concrete ribbon curb (1-2 week)
Curing of concrete (1 week) no access to driveways during this time
Grade and compact the road in preparation for the new asphalt surface (1-2 weeks)
Asphalt paving (1 day) no access to the roadway during paving and curing of asphalt.
Restoration and installation of mailboxes (1-2 weeks)

While the concrete is curing (1 week) no access to driveways will be allowed. Any damage from property owners driving on the ribbon curb prior to curing will be repaired at the owners’ expense.

We do not anticipate any disruption of refuse pick-up during the resurfacing.  Please just put your receptacles out in your driveways and the contractors will work with the refuse company to collect the refuse and recycling.


2023 Town of Westport Water Main Improvements
August 3, 2023 Newsletter


The Town of Westport will be completing water main improvements along Willow Road. The water main will be extended from the existing hydrant near the bridge crossing, then west thru the corn field about 700 feet. (see attached simplified map) The proposed water main is part of a larger project that will provide water looping to improve the redundancy of the Town water system. We anticipate completion of the work in approximately 8-10 weeks, weather permitting. The project has been publicly bid and the Town Board has awarded the project to SPEEDWAY SAND & GRAVEL, INC.8500 Greenway Blvd., Suite 202 Middleton, WI 53562. Construction is anticipated to begin in late August.

The contractors will remove portions of the existing asphalt pavement and install the water main and then patch the roadway with new asphalt surface. The final pavement surface will be completed with the CTH M Highway project. The roadway will be closed to vehicular travel throughout the project Access will be maintained from the East end of Willow Road. Vehicles may encounter brief delays during construction.

All lawn and terrace areas that are disturbed during the construction will be restored with grass seed. We ask that you please water and maintain these areas as needed after they are restored to promote new growth. 


2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements
COBBLESTONE LANE

Weekly Update – July 24, 2023

The reconstruction of COBBLESTONE LANE from Woodland Drive to Hunt Club Way is scheduled to begin Friday, August 4th, 2023.

Tentative schedule beginning August 7th.
Excavation of roadway (2-3 weeks)
Preparation and installation of 4ft wide concrete ribbon curb (1 week)
Curing of concrete (1 week) no access to driveways during this time
Grade and compact the road in preparation for the new asphalt surface (1-2 weeks)
Asphalt paving (1 day) no access to the roadway during paving and curing of asphalt.
Restoration and installation of mailboxes (1-2 weeks)

In preparation for construction, we ask that any landscaping or private underground utilities that may be located within the construction area or immediately adjacent to the existing road (such as an invisible dog fence, lawn sprinkling systems, special topsoil, decorative fencing, etc.) be removed and salvaged by the property owners. Please note that restoration of the areas that are disturbed during construction will be limited to turf reestablishment. The areas disturbed will generally be limited from the existing edge of pavement to the bottom of the drainage swale. If desired, any decorative or specialized landscaping such as pavers, flowers, or stonework will need to be restored by the property owners at their expense. Concrete driveways will be removed approximately 12 feet from the edge of the driveway. This will allow the contractor to match the grade into the new roadway properly.

The Waunakee Postmaster has instructed the contractor to install a temporary mailbox station.  The mailbox station will be near the intersection of Hunt Club and Cobblestone Lane.  Deliveries to the temporary mailbox station will begin on August 4th.  Please contact the post office if you have any questions regarding specific mail deliveries.  Also, please notify other delivery services that the roads may not be accessible during the daily construction hours, and alternate delivery locations may be necessary.

Existing mailboxes will be removed and placed in the property owner’s yard. We request that the property provide safe storage of the mailboxes until it’s time for the contractor to reinstall the mailboxes.

We do not anticipate any disruption of refuse pick-up during the resurfacing.  Please just put your receptacles out in your driveways and the contractors will work with the refuse company to collect the refuse and recycling.


2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements
COBBLESTONE LANE

Weekly Update July 20th, 2023


The contractor is finalizing the schedule that will be sent out next week. Work is tentatively scheduled to begin Friday, August 4th, 2023, with the removal of the asphalt via milling. Excavation of the road is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 7th.  Next week’s newsletter will include additional information on the mailbox station and the sequencing of the construction project.


2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements 

Cobblestone Lane 

SPECIALIZE CONSTRUCTION NOTE FOR SURREY LANE RESIDENTS: 

PLEASE NOTE THAT CONSTRUCTION FOR COBBLESTONE LANE WILL BEGIN NEXT MONTH. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED CONSTRUCTION NEWSLETTER. AS PART OF THE CONSTRUCTION STAGING, THE CONTRACTOR WILL BE INSTALLING A TEMPORARY MAILBOX STATION NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HUNT CLUB AND COBBLESTONE LANE. TO GUARANTEE DAILY MAIL DELIVERY THE POST OFFICE HAS REQUESTED THAT WE ADD SURREY LANE TO THE TEMPORARY MAILBOX STATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE TOWN ENGINEER AT 608-345-1094 


2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements
COBBLESTONE LANE

The reconstruction of COBBLESTONE LANE from Woodland Drive to Hunt Club Way is scheduled to begin sometime in mid-July. We anticipate completion of the work in approximately 10-12 weeks, weather permitting. The project has been publicly bid and the Town Board has awarded the project to Tri-County Paving, Inc. from Deforest, Wisconsin.

The contractors will remove the existing asphalt pavement and base material, rebuild the road base, then compact and grade the road in preparation for the new asphalt surface. They will also be widening the roadway with a 4ft ribbon curb on each side of the roadway. The roadway will remain open to vehicular travel throughout the project. However, vehicles may encounter lane restrictions and possible brief delays during construction. Driveway access will be restricted for 4-7 days following the installation of the concrete ribbon curb to allow for proper curing. The Contractor will make every effort to provide access to private driveways during the project and at the end of each day. However, there will be short periods of time when vehicle access to your property will not be possible, especially during the installation of the concrete work.

For the safety of the workers, we ask that you please be aware of the construction equipment and workers and limit the use of the road during construction hours (7am – 7pm).

In preparation for the construction, we ask that any landscaping or private underground utilities that may be located within the construction area or immediately adjacent to the existing road (such as an invisible dog fence, lawn sprinkling systems, special topsoil’s, decorative fencing, etc.) be removed and salvaged by the property owners. If you are not sure if they will interfere with the construction, please contact us.

In order to ensure regular U.S. Mail deliveries, the Waunakee Postmaster has instructed the contractor to install temporary mailbox stations. The Mailbox Stations will likely be near to the project. Deliveries to the temporary mailbox station will begin when the construction begins. Please watch for more information to be posted on the temporary mailbox stations once they are installed. Please contact the post office if you have any questions regarding specific mail deliveries. Also, please notify other delivery services that the roads may not be accessible during the daily construction hours, and alternate delivery locations may be necessary.

We do not anticipate any disruption of refuse pick-up during the resurfacing. Please just put your receptacles out in your driveways and the contractors will work with the refuse company to collect the refuse and recycling.

All mailboxes that are temporarily removed will be re-installed. All lawn and terrace areas that are disturbed during the construction will be restored with grass seed. We ask that you please water and maintain these areas as needed after they are restored to promote new growth. 


2023 Town of Westport Road Improvements

GILKESON AND WEIS ROAD

The reconstruction of GILKESON AND WEIS ROAD from River Road to the end of each roadway is scheduled to begin sometime in mid-August. We anticipate completion of the work in approximately 8-10 weeks, weather permitting. The project has been publicly bid and the Town Board has awarded the project to Tri-County Paving, Inc. from Deforest, Wisconsin.

The contractors will remove the existing asphalt pavement and base material, rebuild the road base, then compact and grade the road in preparation for the new asphalt surface.  The roadway will remain open to vehicular travel throughout the project but limited during normal construction hours (7am – 7pm).  Vehicles may encounter lane restrictions and possible brief delays during construction. The Contractor will make every effort to provide access to private driveways during the project and at the end of each day.  However, there will be short periods of time when vehicle access to your property will not be possible, especially during construction near your home.  

For the safety of the workers, we ask that you please be aware of the construction equipment and workers and limit the use of the road during construction hours (7am – 7pm).

In preparation for the construction, we ask that any landscaping or private underground utilities that may be located within the construction area or immediately adjacent to the existing road (such as an invisible dog fence, lawn sprinkling systems, special topsoil’s, decorative fencing, etc.) be removed and salvaged by the property owners.  If you are not sure if they will interfere with the construction, please contact us. 

In order to ensure regular U.S. Mail deliveries, the Waunakee Postmaster has instructed the contractor to install temporary mailbox stations.  The Mailbox Stations will likely be near to the project.  Deliveries to the temporary mailbox station will begin when the construction begins.  Please watch for more information to be posted on the temporary mailbox stations once they are installed.  Please contact the post office if you have any questions regarding specific mail deliveries.  Also, please notify other delivery services that the roads may not be accessible during the daily construction hours, and alternate delivery locations may be necessary.

We do not anticipate any disruption of refuse pick-up during the resurfacing.  Please just put your receptacles out in your driveways and the contractors will work with the refuse company to collect the refuse and recycling.

All mailboxes that are temporarily removed will be re-installed. All lawn and terrace areas that are disturbed during the construction will be restored with grass seed. We ask that you please water and maintain these areas as needed after they are restored to promote new growth.