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County W Work In Crivitz To Be Finished By July 4
Improvements to County W from the Peshtigo River Bridge west to the Crivitz village boundary are in progress as a joint project of Marinette County Highway Department and the village. Detours around the work area are in effect when necessary, but much of the project is being done with the road open to traffic, one lane at a time. Village president John Deschane said work is expected to be complete by the Fourth of July.
Joint agreement for the project was approved by Marinette County Board at its meeting on Tuesday, May 30, and work started the following Monday. The village board had approved the document at its April meeting, and the County Highway Commission recommended approval at its meeting on May 17.
Deschane said the county and the village will resurface the road and fix some drainage issues, "but most importantly to the village, the county will put a five-foot paved shoulder on the north side of the road as a walkway for pedestrians."
In addition to reconstructing and repaving the roadway and widening the pavement to 27 feet, the project includes putting sewer lines to some lots that will be developed west of the bridge, replacing five fire hydrants that have been in place since the 1980s, and building a barricade around the lift station west of the bridge.
Terms of the agreement are that the village will pay $20,000 toward the cost of pulverizing, shaping, paving and incidental work associated with completion of the increased roadway dimensions.
In addition, the village is required to fully fund costs connected with light excavation on two parcels to improve drainage, as well as cost of materials associated with a guard rail on the north side of County W around the lift station located approximately 300 feet west of the Peshtigo River. The village acquired the easements needed to improve drainage on the two parcels.
The joint agreement states that the village will be kept informed on the project status and have input regarding the project within village limits. Deschane said this has been done, and added that the county has been excellent to work with on this project.