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Upcoming Meetings & Events

August 2, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm
August 4, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
August 5, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

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Mill Road Utility and Asphalt Surface Repairs
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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 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 2021Newsletter 6/1/21


Town of Westport Water Tower Repainting 

 

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

Masks Recommended

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

Public Health Issues New Mask Recommendations & K-12 School Guidelines 

July 27, 2021 - 4:17 pm

Masks strongly encouraged for everyone in indoor spaces, including vaccinated. Public Health Madison & Dane County is issuing new recommendations regarding the use of masks, in light of new guidance from the CDC. 

“The Delta variant is spreading quickly in our community, causing an increase in cases in Dane County,” said Janel Heinrich, Director of Public Health Madison & Dane County. “This is why we are strongly advising that everyone ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in indoor public spaces, and at indoor private gatherings.”

Delta is now the dominant strain of the virus in Dane County. This variant can spread to unvaccinated people easier, making it harder to avoid. The seven-day average of daily confirmed new cases is 31.4, an increase from 7.6 just one month ago.

“These numbers serve as a reminder that this pandemic is not over and that COVID-19 still exists in our communities,” said Satya Rhodes-Conway, City of Madison Mayor. “We must continue to do what we can to protect ourselves and our loved ones, by getting vaccinated and taking simple steps like wearing a mask when needed.”

While Dane County is experiencing an upward trend when it comes to cases, currently considered at ‘moderate’ community transmission level, we are not currently in the mask recommendation threshold set by the CDC, which is includes ‘substantial’ and ‘high’ transmission levels.

“We are taking these steps now in an effort to stay ahead of this curve,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. “Being proactive will give our county the best chance of remaining at that lower transmission level and protecting people who are not vaccinated and the most vulnerable, including immunocompromised people, people over 65, and children under 12.”

The CDC’s masking recommendations also includes schools. Today, in collaboration with The UW Pediatric Medical Advisory Group, Public Health also released guidance PDF for Dane County K-12 schools this fall to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The two top priorities being vaccination, if eligible, and to wear a mask indoors at schools, regardless of vaccination status.

“While the most effective way to prevent transmission of COVID-19 in schools is to get vaccinated, we hope schools use this guidance to operationalize mask wearing for all teachers, students, and staff at schools, regardless of vaccination status, knowing that using these strategies together have a greater impact than any one strategy on its own,” said Heinrich.

If you are experiencing COVID symptoms, even if you are vaccinated, stay home from work, school, and other activities and get tested.

If you or someone you know is looking for options to get vaccinated, schedule an appointment at one of our office locations or drop by one of our community pop-up clinics.

If you’re a business owner, ‘masks required’ signs are available on our website PDF .

Contacts

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