Update - Phase 1
Bayfield Street Reconstruction Project August 30, 2023
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has bid out its portion of Phase 1 of the Bayfield Street Reconstruction Project, and has awarded a contract to Hoffman Construction Company of Black River Falls. The City’s portion of this work (parking lanes, street lighting, and concrete terraces) is estimated to be close to $1 million.
Paving work of the detour route along Bigelow and Holman Lakeview Drive is expected to start in the latter half of September. And the City will soon be involved with discussions on details of how the rest of the project will commence in the spring of 2024.
In September, the City will be releasing its bid package for the water, sewer, and some stormwater work. It is expected that this will cost a few million dollars. Bids will be received at the end of September, and staff will review and make a recommendation to Council for approval of a contractor.
A Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $1 million has been received for this project, and the City has an application pending with the DNR Safe Drinking Water Program (water expenses), and is working on the application for the DNR Clean Water Fund Program (sewer expenses).
Once all of the cost estimates and grant application results are known, the City will be able to put together the financing plan for the total costs, along with other needs for the City, prior to the project starting in April of 2024. Staff will continue to provide information as it becomes available.
Public Meeting - Phase 2 Bayfield Street Reconstruction Project July 17, 2023
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) held a Public Involvement Meeting regarding the proposed reconstruction project on WIS 13 from the Washington Ave. to Superior Ave. in the City of Washburn.
The proposed improvements would consist of removing and reconstructing the existing pavement with concrete pavement, replacing the curb and gutter and sidewalk. Other proposed work will consist of replacing storm sewer, sanitary sewer, watermain and streetlights.
Below is a recording of the meeting, with presentation (about 60 min.) and the Q&A period following. You can also find the comment form below, or contact the project manager for any specific questions of the WisDOT's scope of work: Jessica Bowker, WisDOT Project Manager
718 West Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701, by email at Jessica.Bowker@dot.wi.gov, or by telephone at (715) 577-2963.
Scope of Work
Phase 1 - (2nd Ave W to Thompson Creek)
Phase 2 - (2nd Ave W to Superior Ave)
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