Current Construction Projects
On this page are listed the major Public Works projects the City is undertaking in 2018. Under each heading there is a brief description of the project along with links to related documents and maps. The name and email of the City project manager for each respective project is shown immediately after the project name.
Among these are the City's annual projects for:
- Street Reconstruction
- Street Mill and Overlay
- Street Chip Sealing
- Sidewalk Repair
The last two categories span multiple neighborhoods in any given year. Click the link below for the location of these projects for the current year.
Park St. and Gammon Rd.(Rich Weihert: Email)
In a joint effort, Middleton Public Works, Middleton Utilities (water and sanitary sewer) and WRSO will be upgrading the pavement on Park St. and Gammon Rd. from University Ave., south to the City limits. There will be limited curb and gutter replacements, some water main replacement, spot repairs to the sanitary sewer main and new asphalt pavement. The City anticipates the work will occur this summer and be completed by good neighbor festival weekend.
Park St. and Gammon Rd. Update, September 21st, 2018Northwestern Stone plans to finish their roadway prep work today (Friday, 9/21).
Wolf Paving is scheduled to on site tomorrow (9/22) to sweep and clean the north side of the railroad tracks and prep for binder at the radii of Elmwood.
On Monday (9/24) late morning or early afternoon, Wolf’s paving crew is scheduled to place the lower layer of asphalt in all of the hand work areas (around concrete pours, inlets, pot holes, etc…), along with placing lower layer asphalt at the south side of the railroad tracks.
On Tuesday (9/25), the paving crew should place lower layer asphalt on gravel base areas north of the railroad tracks. After they are finished with the lower layer, the crew will jump to the south side of the tracks and begin placing surface pavement.
On Wednesday (9/26), Wolf plans to have their paving crew finish placing any surface course of asphalt that may be left on the south side of the tracks, then pave the final surface course in areas north of the tracks. If all goes well, paving should be completed at the end of the day Wednesday, potentially 1st part of Thursday morning.
About a week after completion of paving, Northwestern Stone is proposing to start landscaping. The delay is intended to allow time for the fresh asphalt to harden before running skid steers or other construction equipment on it. They also propose to wait on placement of pavement markings to avoid damaging them during landscaping operations. We’ll continue discussions with the contractor about the timing of landscaping and pavement markings.
Mill & Overlay(Shawn Ulsrud: Email )
Mill & Overlay is the resurfacing of a street by means of either a partial depth milling (removing only the top layer of asphalt) or full depth milling (removing the entire depth of asphalt without disturbing the underlying base course) then repaving with new asphalt. This type of work typically does not include underground utilities; it is meant to provide a new stable road surface at a lower cost than a full reconstruction.
The City intends each year to resurface several streets in various locations throughout the City. The locations for this year are shown on the project area map (see link above) identified in the legend as "Mill & Overlay."
Property owners will be notified prior to the start of the project. No daytime on-street parking will be allowed during the project, but access to driveways will be maintained whenever possible.
Westchester Dr. Project Update, "Mill & Overlay" September 6th, 2018The Westchester “Mill & Overlay” project is scheduled to begin the week of September 17, 2018.
The first stage will be the replacement of concrete curb, driveway aprons and walkway ramps and is scheduled for completion by September 28. This should have minimal impact on traffic and property owners, but will affect pedestrian walkways.
The milling of the asphalt will begin the week of October 8, with paving to follow. The project is scheduled to be completed the week of October 15th though city crews will need to following up with painting of crosswalks and bike symbols.
Cedar Ridge Subdivision Project Update, "Mill & Overlay" June 26, 2018
The contractor has given the city a tentative start date of July 16th for the Cedar Ridge Subdivision “Mill & Overlay”. The concrete work will begin the first week with a schedule to complete by July 27th. Milling & grading would then take place the week of July 30th, followed by paving the week of August 6th.
Parking will be limited during this project though driveway access will remain for the majority of the time.
Cedar Ridge Subdivision Project Update March 27, 2018The City will be having a bid opening for a "Mill & Overlay" project in the Cedar Ridge Subdivision on April 5, 2018. This project will include Highland Way & Court, Cedar Trail & Court and Cedar Ridge Rd. We do not have a start date at this time, but will be updating this page as new information becomes available.
Chip Sealing and Crack Filling(Shawn Ulsrud: Email )
The Chip Seal project will begin Tuesday, August 1st in the Northlake and Orchid Heights area. No parking signs will be posted with enforced times and dates. The project should be finished by Friday, August 4th, but could be extended due to weather conditions.
The chip sealing project is intended to prolong the life of existing pavements that are in reasonably good condition. Streets to be treated are selected by PASER ratings (asphalt condition) and to the extent possible, are grouped by neighborhood. One might view it as a "coat of paint" for the streets to prevent damage from water and UV light. The locations for this year are shown on the project area map (see link above), identified in the legend as "Crack Filling & Chip Sealing."
Prior to applying the chip seal material, the major cracks in the pavements are filled with a rubberized compound. This may be done either during the prior year or shortly before the chip sealing.
The next step is to apply a layer of emulsified asphalt to the road surface immediately followed by a layer of small aggregate chips. At this point, traffic on the road can resume. A few days later, after traffic has helped to set the aggregate, the road is swept and the project is complete.
No daytime on-street parking will be allowed during the project, but access to driveways will be maintained whenever possible.
Sidewalk Maintenance Program(Tom Weber: Email)
Each year the City inspects one-eighth of the City's neighborhoods to determine whether any sidewalks in those areas are deficient and in need of repair or replacement. This year the City will be in section four. More information can be found at the link below.