The paving of the roadway on Holmen Drive that was completed last year is being repeated because of issues with the surface of the road.
In last year’s reconstruction project, the top layer of asphalt was applied late in the fall. Because of the less than ideal weather conditions, the top layer on the northbound lanes had a washboard effect extending from the Halfway Creek Bridge to the McHugh Drive. Sections of the southbound lanes were also affected.
The reconstruction of the street was a joint project of the village and the county, the county was responsible for paving the roadway. However, unanticipated infrastructure work made by the village extended the reconstruction project’s schedule late into the cold weather season.
The repairs to sewer and water system as well as sublayer defects also increased the cost of the $6.5 million project.
Although about 41 percent of the top two inches of the lanes were considered defective, the village decided it preferred to have all of the top two inches of both lanes redone. The county has agreed to cover the costs of the defective amounts with repairs to the portion not considered defective to be the village’s expense.
The village contracted with Mathy Construction to replace the asphalt on all four lanes of the roadway.
Along with repaving the drive lanes, landscaping work along the street begun in May also has been ongoing for the past few weeks.