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2024 Town Road Paving Projects

Roads scheduled for repaving include Schneider Dr (from US HWY 51 to CTH MM), Dyreson Rd (from CTH B to Schneider Dr), Audrey Ln, Rons Rd, and Green Ridge Rd. These roads will be closed except for local traffic only. Emergency services, trash collection, and mail & deliveries will still be able to get through. Project duration is estimated around June 24th until around September 2nd, weather permitting. Tentative timeline:

July 2/3: Roads CLOSED and milling of driveways (local traffic only).
July 8: Start of pulverizing/shaping – (starting at US Hwy 51 and working west)
July 19: Start of paving – (starting at US Hwy 51 and working west)
​. The binder coat will be put down first for the whole length of the project before the surface coat is installed. Each coat should take 5 days to complete (weather permitting) after which the road must ‘harden’ for at least a week before heavy traffic is allowed.

 

After hardening, the gravel shoulder will be installed.

This schedule is tentative and weather permitting. We appreciate your patience during road construction.

Fish Camp County Park Park Improvements

Phase II of the Lower Yahara River Trail between Fish Camp County Park and Lake Kegonsa State Park is now open to the public. Construction of the trail and the associated Accessible Fishing & Boating Improvements at Fish Camp County Park is complete.

This 1.6-mile trail is a mix of boardwalk, bridge and paved trail along the northern shore of Lake Kegonsa. The trail connects to the Village of McFarland via a 2-mile on-road route along CTH AB. Future phases will connect to Stoughton.

Improvements include a new accessible floating kayak launch pier, an accessible walk-in kayak ramp, a new accessible fishing pier, and relocation and improvement of the County's lake management weed harvest off-load site. Improvements also include landscaping and ADA parking upgrades.

A ribbon cutting event will be planned for a later date TBD.

Click here to view the project website.

US 51 & CR-B / AB Intersection

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to reconstruct the intersection of US 51 and County B/AB in the town of Dunn, Dane County. Construction is anticipated to begin early April and continue through the spring/summer and will be completed in Fall 2024. The roundabout will be built in 4 construction stages and the traffic impact for each stage is listed below:

 

Stage 1: No anticipated impacts to daily travel patterns. The estimated duration of this construction stage is approximately 2 weeks (weather dependent). During this stage a night-time closure and detour of US 51 will be required to construct a culvert – weather permitting, the contractor has this closure scheduled for the evening of Monday, April 15th.
 

Stage 2: US 51 will be open to through traffic. County B (west) will be closed, and County AB (east) will be restricted to right-in & right-out access. The estimated duration of this construction stage is approximately 2 months (weather dependent).

Stage 3: US 51 will be open to through traffic. County AB(east) will be closed, and County B (west) will be restricted to right-in & right-out access. The estimated duration of this construction stage is approximately 8 weeks (weather dependent).

Stage 4: US 51 will be closed and detoured for 26 calendar days. Local access to County B (west) and County AB (east) will be open.


 You can find information about the project at the 511 project website here - https://projects.511wi.gov/us51-intersection/
or contact Kevin Drunasky, P.E., Project Manager, Wisconsin Department of Transportation: (608) 246-3811 or Kevin.Drunasky@dot.wi.gov.

 

Public Health Offers Free Private Well Testing for “Forever Chemicals”

Public Health Madison & Dane County is providing free PFAS water testing for income eligible homeowners with private wells in Dane County. Eligibility for free testing is based on income and the number of people in the household. If you are not eligible for free testing, paid testing is also available at a lower price than many other labs typically offer.

PFAS chemicals are common in our environment. Also known as “forever chemicals”, PFAS do not change or break down easily. Exposure can happen through the air, soil, and even drinking water.

For more information, click here or call Public Health Madison and Dane County at (608) 266-4821.

Dane Arts Posters Available

Each year for over four decades, the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission's annual art poster has showcased a different, talented local artist. This tradition lives on in 2024. Art posters are available to the public by voluntary donation at the Town Hall. Poster donations help support the Commission's mission and programs: fostering public participation, increasing access, and forging alliances in support of local arts, culture, and history. Click here to view this year's poster.

Public Input Opportunity - Internet Survey and Speed Test

A public input opportunity regarding internet service is available and we strongly encourage your participation:

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) has developed a survey, the Wisconsin Internet Self-Report (WISER), to gather information regarding your broadband experiences. WISER is an internet survey and speed test that will be used to advise Wisconsin's broadband planning efforts. Everyone is encouraged to take the survey and help the PSC create a better broadband map. You may take the survey multiple times to report on additional locations, connections, or to take an updated speed test. WISER will serve as a long-standing tool to track broadband service over time.

To take the survey, please visit https://maps.psc.wi.gov/apps/WISER/index.html 

For more information, please visit https://psc.wi.gov/Pages/ServiceType/Broadband/BroadbandConsumerResources.aspx or contact the Public Service Commission at PSCBroadbandData@wisconsin.gov 
 

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