Written by MICHAEL LoCICERO
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:52
Information session set for Monday on project likely delayed until 2018
Officials from the Village of Belgium, Ozaukee County and Main Street design consultant Gremmer & Associates will hold a public information meeting to discuss preliminary engineering plans for the Main Street project from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 23, at Belgium Village Hall.
The county and village are collaborating on a more than $4 million reconstruction of the road from the western village limits to Highway LL. Work is scheduled to start in 2018.
The project will include curb and gutter, sidewalk, street lighting and storm sewer repairs.
Construction was slated to begin in 2017, although village officials informally agreed last week that it would be easier to push the project off one year that would allow them to continue with plans to pave Silver Beach Road and install a stormwater retention pond in the industrial park on the village’s north side.
That project is expected to cost the village at least $2.9 million.
A federal Surface Transportation Program-Rural grant will cover 80% of the Main Street project cost, with the remainder split between Ozaukee County and the village.
Main Street will be closed to through traffic during construction, although adjacent businesses will remain open.
Other options being discussed include restricting parking to one side of the street.
There are several issues that need to be resolved before the project can begin, officials have said, including how to handle properties eligible for the National Register of Historic Places listing.
Residents can contact Jon Edgren, Ozaukee County assistant highway commissioner, at 238-8335 or
; Village President Rich Howells, at 285-7931 or
; or Tom Lanser, project manager with Gremmer & Associates, at (920) 924-5720 or
Village Hall is at 104 Peter Thein Ave.