09-04-19 UPDATE Water Outage

This notice is an update to inform the residents of the Village of Ridgeway that, for the most part, our water has been restored and communication error between the tower and well has been fixed.

However, in the process of fixing this, a water main has broken near Badger Mart. While this is being fixed, residents in that area will have their water off. At this time, I do not have a time that this will occur.

I will continue to post updates as I get them so please watch the website and Facebook page for these updates.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


09-04-19 Water Outage – NOT DUE TO CONSTRUCTION

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This notice is to inform the residents of the Village of Ridgeway that we are currently experiencing low to no water pressure due to a communication error between the tower and well. The well has been manually restarted but you may experience intermittent reductions in your water pressure as we work to resolve the communication error. You may experience air in your water lines and this is normal, just run the water briefly to get the air out.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to have this fixed soon.


Job Opening – Streets & Parks

LTE FULL-TIME STREETS/PARKS WORKER

This is a temporary full-time position performing a variety of unskilled or semi-skilled maintenance work, operate a variety of small equipment, mowing of village property and snow plowing of village streets.

Applications/resumes accepted through 5pm on September 5th, 2019 by mail or in person at:

 

Village of Ridgeway

113 Dougherty Ct.

Ridgeway, WI 53582

 

Full job description available at the Village of Ridgeway office, upon request.


08-19-19 Cardinal Way Subdivision Project Update

The village closed and the builder started construction at Lots 3 and 5 with pouring of the foundations! To view the most recent video click here.

Completed the week of August 12, 2019

  1. Contractor working on final street preparation.
  2. Contractor working on deceleration/acceleration lanes.
  3. Alliant Energy installed 3 phase main line near the Cardinal Way entrance.
  4. Charter Communications on site installing utility near Cardinal Way entrance.  Charter is essentially working with Alliant for sharing the installation of their utility.

Anticipated schedule for the week of August 19, 2019

  1. Alliant Energy installing utility in the subdivision early next week.  Alliant Energy did not get as far as they projected this week due to wet conditions.
  2. Charter Communications on site installing utility in the subdivision.  Again, Charter is working with Alliant.
  3. Charter Communications – regarding the existing poles and the service along C.T.H. ‘HHH’, Charter will have an outage in the transfer of the utility.  Charter has to provide a 30 day notice because of all the municipalities affected (Area from Ridgeway to Cassville).  The existing Charter wire on the poles and the Charter service on the ‘mound’ at the intersection cannot be disturbed until after the 30 day notice.  Ultimately, this means the final landscaping and grading along ‘HHH’ will not be completed until after Charter is through.
  4. Final street preparation by Iverson Construction.
  5. Iverson Construction on site mid-to-late in the week to install hot mix asphalt.
  6. Contractor will be completing deceleration/acceleration lanes.
  7. Contractor will be working on final grading and landscaping following utility companies completing their installations.

 


08-19-19 Delta 3 Streets/Infrastructure Project Update

Proposed 2019 Infrastructure Improvements’ ProjectNorth, South, Level, Farwell and Weaver Streets:

Completed the week of August 12, 2019

  1. Owen’s Excavating mobilized equipment, etc. to the other part of the Project (Farwell Street, N. Weaver Street, and S. Weaver Street).
  2. Owen’s Excavating provided traffic control and erosion control for the Farwell Street side of the Project.
  3. Owen’s Excavating installing sanitary sewer on Farwell Street.  Owen’s crew installed roughly 300’ of sanitary sewer and two (2) sanitary sewer manholes.

Anticipated schedule for the week of August 19, 2019

  1. Finish landscaping on Level Street, South Street, and North Street.
  2. Re-install mailboxes on Level Street, South Street, and North Street.
  3. Set up mailbox bank for the Farwell Street side of the Project.
  4. Continue sanitary sewer installation on Farwell Street and South Weaver Street.

08-19-19 USH 18/151 Project Update

This week crews continued stage 3 of the project – base patching for the westbound driving lane.  Next week work increases as contractors start on the eastbound lanes

 

For the week of August 19th, here is the anticipated work:

Work in the westbound lanes includes:

  • Right/Driving lane closed from E County Line to CTH ID
    • Work on the bridge over S. Jones Street
    • Grading
    • Cleanup
  • Right/Driving Lane closed from Pikes Peak Road to the Ridgevue/CTH BB/CTH HHH Interchange in Ridgeway
    • Base patching
    • Cleanup
  • Right/Driving lane closed from CTH K to Pikes Peak starting Wednesday
    • Work on the bridge over S. Jones Street
    • Sawing
    • Base Patching

 

Work in the eastbound lanes:

  • Right/Driving lane closed from Ridgevue/CTH BB/CTH HHH Interchange to Pikes Peak Monday and Tuesday
    • Milling and paving asphalt shoulder
    • Filling of concrete rumble strips
  • Right/Driving lane closed from CTH ID to E County Line Monday and Tuesday
    • Milling and paving asphalt shoulder
    • Filling of concrete rumble strips
  • Right/Driving lane closed from Pikes Peak to CTH ID on Wednesday
    • Milling and paving asphalt shoulder
    • Filling of concrete rumble strips
  • Left/Passing lane closed starting Thursday from Ridgevue/CTH BB/CTH HHH Interchange to Pikes Peak and CTH ID to E County Line
    • Sawing of centerline for future replacement

 

The speed limit is reduced to 55mph throughout the work zone.


08-13-19 US 18-151 Project Update

This week crews started stage 3 of the project – base patching for the westbound driving lane.

For the week of August 12th:

Work in the westbound lanes includes:

  • Right/Driving lane closed from E County Line to CTH ID
    • Work on the bridge over S. Jones Street
    • Sawing for base patching
    • Base patching
  • Right/Driving Lane closed from Pikes Peak Road to the Ridgeview/CTH BB/CTH HHH Interchange in Ridgeway
    • Sawing for base patching
    • Base patching

Note: work on Eastbound is anticipated to begin the week of August 19th.


08-13-19 Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update

Summary of Last Month’s Work

  • Staab has continued work on the Control Building. On the interior of the building, most of the lighting has been installed. All cabinetry, doors, and windows have also been installed. Finally, most of the HVAC system and plumbing is in place.
  • Additionally, all of the necessary wastewater process equipment is installed in the building in preparation for startups throughout the month.

 

Upcoming Month Schedule

  • Looking ahead, construction will continue on the Control Building, including minor interior work such as painting, caulking, and cleaning. Cellular and telephone service will be secured for facility operation. HVAC and plumbing systems will be finalized.
  • Equipment startups began at the beginning of August and are going smoothly. Startups will progress over the course of the month with commissioning of the plant at the end of the month.

Overall Schedule

  • WWTF operational 10/1/19
  • Final Completion 12/31/19


The site began as a sludge lagoon.
The lagoon was drained in order to begin excavation and backfill to create a site suitable for construction of the proposed upgrades.

The package plant constructed with piping, handrails, and grating.

Activated Sludge Package Plant
The package plant was constructed first due to its elevation. This structure consists of a series of tanks that use biological processes to treat wastewater. Screened wastewater flows into the package plant, and treated effluent from the package plant flows to the disinfection system. The photos below show a progression of the construction.

 

Control Building

The Control Building houses the operator’s office and much of the equipment for facility operations. The Control Building also contains the screening room, where wastewater first enters the facility. A mechanical screen removes debris from the wastewater prior to it entering the package plant.

The Control Building foundations being constructed.

Laborers pouring a portion of the concrete slab.

 The Control Building with framing and some roofing installed.

The Control Building with roofing, siding, and doors installed.


08-13-19 Streets Project Updates

Delta 3 Engineering Progress Report

Proposed 2019 Infrastructure Improvements’ Project (Level Street, South Street, and North Street):

Completed the week of August 5, 2019

  1. Owen’s Excavating providing landscaping behind concrete curb and gutter on Level Street, South Street, and North Street.

Anticipated schedule for the week of August 12, 2019

  1. Owen’s Excavating to mobilize equipment, etc. to the other part of the Project (Farwell Street, N. Weaver Street, and S. Weaver Street) on Monday.
  2. Re-install mailboxes on Level Street, South Street, and North Street.
  3. Owen’s Excavating to provide traffic control and erosion control on the Farwell/Weaver portion of the Project on Monday.
  4. Owen’s Excavating to begin sanitary sewer installation on Farwell street on Tuesday.

08-13-19 Cardinal Way Project Updates

Things are moving along very nicely with the new Cardinal Way Subdivision!

Completed the week of August 5, 2019

  1. Contractor completed breaker run and gravel installation on Cardinal Way.
  2. Augelli Concrete installed concrete curb and gutter.
  3. Alliant Energy on site installing power poles.
  4. Contractor final grading for concrete sidewalk.
  5. Concrete sidewalk will be installed Friday, August 9, 2019.

Anticipated schedule for the week of August 12, 2019

  1. Alliant Energy installing 3 phase main line near the Cardinal Way entrance on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  2. Alliant Energy installing utility in the subdivision on Thursday.
  3. Final street preparation.
  4. Iverson Construction possibly on site late in the week to install hot mix asphalt.  I will keep everybody posted during the week.
  5. Close on lots 3 and 5.
  6. Builder to start digging foundations Monday.

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