Phase 1: Maple Avenue from Veterans Parkway to Fourth Street and Third Street from Maple Avenue to Central Avenue
By Tom Turchi
Marshfield City Engineer
MARSHFIELD — Sewer and water main has been completed within the limits of Phase 1. This will complete the bulk of the underground work. The remainder of the vitrified clay storm sewer main on Maple Avenue was either abandoned or removed during construction this week. Earth Inc. is installing the underdrain, fabric, and select crushed and, finally, the open graded base course in anticipation of concrete paving.
City staff is placing stakes for the paving operation this week.
MSA is onsite to identify the contaminated soils that require removal on Second Street just west of Maple Avenue. Any disturbed contaminated soils are required to be deposited in the Cranberry Creek Landfill.
Frontier was onsite June 24 working on conflicts that were identified on Second Street. Frontier anticipates having this work complete later this week.
Merkel Inc., a subcontractor for Earth, has finished installing conduit for the new street lighting system in Phase 1. They intend to begin placement of light pole bases for this phase this week.
We Energies has installed a 6” gas main across Central Avenue starting east of Maple Street June 23 and will be working to tie over the new gas main and abandon the old main that is in conflict with the proposed work on Fifth Street and Maple Avenue.
Paul Rogers removed the building at the northeast corner of Fifth Street and Central Avenue last week. This week his contractor is installing walls as part of the Hardacre Park project. This section of Fifth Street is anticipated to be reopened to traffic some time next week.
Trierweiler Construction has notified the city of their plan to begin fine grading in advance of placement of concrete pavement beginning on Monday, June 29. A pre-pour meeting is scheduled for this Friday, and paving should begin soon after fine grading is complete. One lane on Third Street and one lane on Maple Avenue should be in place by the end of next week, and they will be fine grading for the other two lanes the following week, weather permitting. As soon as the driving lanes have the proper cure time on them, Trierweiler will begin placement of the curb/gutter, parking lanes, and sidewalk.