Streetscape project ‘right on track’; Public Works Committee also backs fixing up two intersections
By Kevin Boneske
Construction work on downtown Rhinelander’s Streetscape project remains “right on track,” Public Works director Tim Kingman reported Monday at the city’s Public Works Committee meeting.
“It is experiencing a little bit of rock coming up Davenport Street,” said Kingman, who noted the rock was found Monday between the intersections of Brown and Stevens streets.
In the next couple of weeks, he said road closures in the downtown area will expand to South Brown Street and head east.
Kingman said other developments for the Streetscape project include the lighting being ordered.
“Positive things to report,” he said.
In other action, the committee gave its approval to a proposal from Musson Brothers to spend already budgeted funds for asphalt overlays to fix two intersections – 5,022 square feet at Oneida and Lincoln Street and 10,038 square feet at Timber Drive and Stevens – at an estimated total cost of $14,685.
“Those two intersections are the worst (in the city) right now,” said Alderman Mark Pelletier, who also noted asphalt overlays of those intersections could be “very well spent money.”
The Public Works Committee also decided to keep the same chairman following the spring elections. Committee members unanimously backed returning Alderman Tom Gleason as chairman.