Town will bite the bullet on Northwoods Road fix

Ozaukee Press staff

Northwoods Road— the road more people complain about than any other — will be fixed this year, Port Washington Town Chairman Jim Melichar said Monday.

“It’s got to get done this year,” Melichar said. “It’s in really rough shape.”

The Town Board had received a bid of about $95,000 last year to rebuild 3,865 feet of the road from Hillcrest Road south to Highwayt 33.

However, officials decided against proceeding because the town only has jurisdiction over the east half of the roadway. Officials had hoped to do the project in conjunction with the Village of Saukville, which had jurisdiction over the western half of the road.

But Melichar said Monday that while the town is continuing talks with village officials about the project, a road agreement signed with Ozaukee County several years ago requires the town to maintain the entire roadway.

Because of that, the town is expected to approve seeking bids to repair the entire roadway when it meets in April, he said.

But since the village has annexed property along the road, Melichar said, the town is seeking input from village officials on the project.

“We need to find out where potential curb cuts will be and things like that,” he said.

In addition to being the most complained about road in the town, Melichar noted that Northwoods is also one of the most heavily traveled town roads.

That’s because many people use Northwoods Road to access the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA.




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