Marquette Road Construction Update--May 12

Some of the first pieces of equipment showed up for the Marquette Road project Thursday, May 8. Breaking of the concrete pavement was completed Friday and Saturday. Removal of the concrete pavement from just north of Crawford Street up to Iowa Street will take place the first part of this week. Sanitary sewer and water main work will begin on the south end of the project.

Currently, Marquette Road can be crossed at Wisconsin and Iowa Streets, north of the project limits. At the south project limits, Crawford Street is open to Marquette. Other than that, access across Marquette will be allowed (except for about one day in the coming weeks) for customers of O’Reilly Auto Parts only. In general, side road access will be allowed up to Marquette Road throughout construction for accessing businesses and residences; the exception will be when work is occurring directly on that side road. At this time, Marquette Road itself is open south of Crawford Street and north of Iowa Street.

 Access to businesses and residences is being maintained through side streets, alleys and temporary gravel beginning this week in the construction zone.

The start of Stage 2 may be about one to two weeks away. This will happen after Main Street is no longer flooded and the risk of flooding in the immediate future drops. At that time, Marquette Road will be closed at Iowa and Wisconsin Streets, in addition to what is currently closed.

 It should be noted that three-way stops exist now at Iowa Street/Main Street and Wisconsin Street/Main Street and East Crawford Street/Dousman Street by PdC High School. Also, until further notice, the intersection of South Dousman Street and East Iowa Street has been converted to a four-way stop. The city has implemented temporary “no parking” orders in certain areas as well.

Provided by WisDOT Project Leader Jay Adams

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