An informational meeting about two upcoming street projects will be held at 5:15 p.m. Monday April 15, in the council chambers at Waupaca City Hall.
This month, the city’s Public Works Department will begin roadway construction work on both the State State and the Bailey Street projects, weather permitting.
The State Street project, from Badger to Mill streets, will be completed in cooperation with the Waupaca County Highway Department.
It will include removal of the pavement and portions of the sidewalk, curb and gutter, watermain, storm and sanitary sewer system.
The work is needed due to aged pavement, watermains and sewer mains.
WE Energies natural gas utility work is expected to precede the roadway work.
A signed detour route will be established by the Waupaca County Highway Department for the State Street project.
The Bailey Street project, from River Street to the Waupaca River, will include the removal of the pavement and additions to the storm sewer system.
The work is needed due to aged and inadequate width pavement and an insufficient storm sewer system.
WE Energies, Wisconsin Public Service and Charter Cable are all expected to complete underground construction projects prior to pavement replacement.
There will not be a signed detour route, however, roadway construction signs will be in place.
Access to driveways may be limited at times while work is taking place directly in front of a person’s property.
Overnight parking will be allowed by the Waupaca Police Department on adjacent streets and in front of the property in the roadway if a driveway access has been restricted.
During the construction project, water service may be interrupted for a short period of time.
Numerous businesses and services (Waupaca Post Office, Waupaca School District, garbage haulers, police/ambulance/fire departments) are being notified of this project as well, and service to your property will continue.
On a portion of the State Street project, the city will paying for the replacement of water service up to a resident’s property line from the street.
No property will be assessed for that or any work related to the project.
The project inspector may be in contact with residents to discuss the possible replacement of their water service from their property line up to their house by the contractor on the project, which would be optional and at the propery owner’s expense.
Once the watermain and storm sewer work is completed, curb/sidewalk replacement, driveway apron repair, pavement construction/resurfacing and landscaping will proceed.
The projects are expected to be completed sometime in June or July.
Parking along the west side of State Street will be permanently restricted, following construction, to safely provide for traffic flow once the project is complete.
The city will communicate the status of the projects in a variety of ways, including Nixle, the free notification service the city uses.