Thursday, February 21, 2013
The city of Port Washington is holding a public information meeting for projects planned in 2013.
The city of Port Washington is holding a public information meeting for residents who may be impacted by planned construction projects in 2013. The meeting will last from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Port Washington City Hall. Any one who cannot make it can submit questions or concerns to City Engineer Rob Vanden Noven via e-mail or by calling 262-268-4267. The resurfacing of following streets in 2013 will be discussed at the meeting:
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Several roads in Port will be resurfaced, costing between $600,000 and $700,000 in 2013.
The holidays are over and the new year is here — before you know it, the grass will reappear and construction signs and crews will be hitting the streets once more. While Port Washington residents are free of dealing with Highway 33 construction closures and other traffic changes, there are a few roads planned for some uprades in 2013. The Board of Public Works on Tuesday approved the resurfacing of following streets in 2013: "These streets have curb and gutter that are in relatively good condition and should have adequate base course for resurfacing," City Engineer Rob Vanden Noven said; the cost of all streets mentioned will be $600,000 to $700,000.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Habitat for Humanity's Ozaukee County Chapter and volunteers are hard at work building the newest addition to the city of Port.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The newest of what will be a "little subdivision" of Habitat for Humanity homes in Port Washington is nearing completion, according to the Ozaukee County group's Building and Construction Manager John Orth. The home, at 170 Park St., is the first of three new homes planned to be built on the shared driveway — but the eighth Habitat for Humanity-Ozaukee County Chapter home built in the city thus far, Orth said. The crew broke ground in August, is finishing mechanicals this week and hopefully starting dry wall next week, Orth said. The work is 100 percent volunteer completed, with 250 "sweat equity" hours from the family who will be living there. Families qualify for Habitat homes when they make less than 60 percent of the average income in …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The abundance of signs along Hwy. 33 have long irked many Port Washington officials and residents, and plans to remove some have now been approved.
About 30 signs will be taken down from the Highway 33 project in Port Washington, and the city will have to eat up any cost of the removal. The highway project includes "pedestrian crossing" signs, "one way" signs," "roundabout ahead," signs, arrows and more that are meant to direct traffic around the three newly built roundabouts on the highway. Concerns had been raised both about driver confusion and the possibility of excess signage creating an eyesore. City Engineer Rob Vanden Noven asked the Department of Transportation which signs could be removed, and the city finally got an answer earlier in September. "The construction of the road with the signange is essentially the way (the DOT feels) best suits the project," Vanden Noven said…
Friday, September 14, 2012
Crews will be pouring final sections of pavement in Saukville next week, and work on the Highway 33 project is now set for an October completion.
One lane under the Interstate 43 bypass will close next week as construction crews pour final pavement as part of the Highway 33 project. "Crews are setting forms to pour the final sections of the new deck by the end of next week," according to the Saukville weekly newsletter. "They will need to temporarily close one lane under the overpass for less than a day to place stone and binder oil on the slopes along the abutments. The work is scheduled for an October 2012 completion." Port Washington City Engineer Rob Vanden Noven said it's likely much needed rain the area got during August is to blame for project delays; crews had hoped the project would be finished in August. "The type of pavement marking they're installing is not paint," …
Monday, September 3, 2012
The closure will give construction crews the time to lay a final layer of asphalt as part of the Highway 33 construction project.
The part of Highway 33 just beneath the I-43 bridge in Saukville will be closed overnight for final paving on Wednesday. The closure will take place from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 5 a.m. Thursday, according to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. More from the release: Crews will be laying down the final surface layer of asphalt on this short stretch of roadway. Emergency vehicles will be given access as needed. Detour routes will be posted for the traveling public. As always, please drive carefully and stay alert in the construction zone. Learn more about the Highway 33 construction project.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
No progress has been made on the question of whether the city can reduce the amounts of signs used at the roundabouts constructed during the Hwy. 33 project.
With the Hwy. 33 project deadline come and gone, the question is: Why are construction workers still on the road, with an uncompleted project? Port Washington City Engineer Rob Vanden Noven said it's likely much needed rain the area has seen in August that is to blame for project delays. "The type of pavement marking they're installing is not paint," Vanden Noven said in an e-mail to Patch. "It is a highly reflective and long-lasting preformed plastic that is adhered to the pavement with epoxy. Bottom line is, it is very weather/moisture sensitive and takes weeks rather than days to install. The rain has also set back their paving several nights." That being said, there is light at the end of the tunnel. "In Port, we are easily passed the …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Port Washington aldermen express concerns and frustration about the amount of signage surrounding the new roundabouts on the nearly-completed Highway 33 project.
With the Highway 33 construction project nearly over, Port Washington aldermen are concerned that nothing has been done regarding complaints about the excessive amount of signs lining the highway. There are "pedestrian crossing" signs, "one way" signs," "roundabout ahead," signs, arrows and more that are meant to direct traffic around the three newly built roundabouts on the highway. Concerns have been raised both about driver confusion and the possibility of excess signage creating an eyesore — but nothing has changed. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has said that the number of signs leading up to the roundabouts meet statewide guidelines; DOT Communications Specialist Mike Pyritz said signage decisions can depend on the …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The Highway 33 construction project is slated to see completion on Aug. 17 — pending weather conditions.
Overnight construction on Highway 33 will began this week, with the project slated to end on Aug. 17. "There will be a hard closure tonight (August 2, 2012) for paving," Port Washington Department of Public Works Administrative Assistant Judith Klumb said in an e-mail to Patch. "The closure will be from just east of Tower Drive to the Highway LL roundabout. It will start at 7:00 p.m. and be completed by 10:30 p.m." Other overnight work closed the road from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, according to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. "There are closures and detours that will be associated with this work," a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said. "Changeable message boards are in place …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Highway 33 project is slated to end in August with a detour set for July 16 to complete one of three new roundabouts. Navigating these intersections can be tricky — so check out the DOTs interactive tutorial and learn how.
Around and around and around you go — where you stop? Nobody knows? That might be the feeling some drivers have when navigating roundabouts on the roadway, but with three such intersections in active use along Highway 33, Port Washington and Saukville officials are hopeful residents are getting used to them. "I'm personally really getting used to them, I think they will do what they're designed to do … its just something that we have to change our driving habits," Saukville Police Chief Bill Meloy said. Meloy said the department has responded to three minor accidents in the roundabouts, but he blames the fact that the area is currently "busy" with construction workers, gravel-littered roads and other distractions — rather than incorrect …