Officials OK contract to repair ‘worst road in town’

Bid for repair of heavily traveled Northwoods comes in at $98,335
Ozaukee Press staff

A contract to repair Northwoods Road was approved Monday by the Port Washington Town Board.

Payne & Dolan, the lone bidder, won the contract with a bid of $98,335, officials said.

“That’s $4,000 more than if we did the work last fall,” Town Chairman Jim Melichar said, noting the town received a bid of $95,000 last year for the project but delayed the work because a portion of the road is in the Village of Saukville.

Melichar said he would talk to Saukville officials about paying for that portion of the road, which is in front of the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA.

It doesn’t make sense for the town to do the rest of Northwoods Road — the road more residents complain about than any other — without including that roughly 350 foot segment, he noted.

“It’s the worst road in the town,” Supr. Mike Didier said of Northwoods. “This has got to get done.”

Resident John Taucher questioned why only one company bid on the project.

“Everybody’s so busy,” Melichar said. “And it’s not a big project, so a lot of them don’t figure it’s worth their time.

“Payne & Dolan is doing work in the area, so they can coordinate this project with that work.”

The project is expected to take less than a week to complete, Melichar said, adding that he does not know when the work will begin.

The project includes work on Northwoods Road from Hillcrest Road south to the storage shed driveway.

The Town Board also approved repairing portions of Weiler’s Way and Lake Drive by micro-surface and spray patching.

The lone bid for that work was $19,948 from Struck & Irwin Asphalt.

The town had budgeted $25,000 for the work.

The Town Board was slated to approve a contract to repair Dixie Road between highways B and KW but postponed action until June.

That project is being done in cooperation with the Town of Belgium, since the towns share jurisdiction of the roadway.

The Belgium Town Board received the bids, Melichar said, adding he had not yet seen them.

The Ozaukee County Highway Department is expected to chip seal the road at a cost of $17,800, Belgium Town Clerk Ginger Murphy said Tuesday.


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