Subsurface vaults won’t allow original paving plan
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
Rhinelander residents will be able to select from four options as to what the pavement design should look like at the intersection of Brown and Davenport Street when the downtown Streetscape project is finished.
According to a press release from the city of Rhinelander, the Streetscape study completed for this area had earlier promoted a more elaborate concrete pavement finish for this location.
However, a new plan will now need to be selected because of subsurface vaults located within the intersection that cannot be relocated with the clearances between the vault and the surface not allowing for the concrete materials previously planned.
As a result, four alternative finishes have been proposed for the intersection. The bump-out sections with those alternatives would be constructed with lower profile curbing for a smoother transition through the walkway sections.
Green-colored texture concrete could be used for either the walkways or bump-outs, or no colored finishes could possibly be considered. Walkways completed without a textured concrete finish would receive standard painted concrete finishes on the pavement.
Rhinelander residents will be able to indicate their preference of the four alternatives online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FDW6XM3
Based on public input, a final finish selection will be made by the Rhinelander City Council at Monday’s meeting, according to the press release.