Size of state grant for $6.9 million reconstruction project still in question
A public information meeting on Belgium’s Main Street reconstruction project is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16.
A presentation will be given at 5:45 p.m. The session is open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The preliminary engineering plan will be presented. The project runs from about 200 feet west of Lilac Lane east to about 150 feet west of Highway LL.
The project includes reconstruction of the road with a new urban roadway, including curb and gutter, sidewalk, street lighting and storm sewer.
Construction is scheduled for 2018.
Cost of the project was updated last month from the original $4.2 million estimate to $6.9 million.
A Surface Transportation Program Rural grant has the state paying 80% of the project cost and the county and village 10% each. But that was for the $4.2 million estimate.
Ozaukee County Highway Commissioner Jon Edgren said the state this week hadn’t yet determined if additional grant money is available for the new cost estimate.
Main Street will be closed to through traffic during construction, but access to adjacent businesses will be available at all times.
Representatives from Ozaukee County, Belgium, and the design consultant, Gremmer & Associates Inc. will be available to answer questions.
Take-home material about the project will be available.
Those who can’t attend but want more information on the project can contact Edgren at 238-8335 or
; Vickie Boehnlein, village president, at
or 285-7931; or Tom Lanser, Gremmer & Associates Project Manager, at (920) 924-5720 or