Thursday, August 21, 2014

Public Meeting for Old WIS 26 and Old WIS 59 Pavement Repair Project, Rock County

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold an information meeting to discuss construction work taking place on old Highway 26 and old Highway 59 in Rock County. The meeting is scheduled from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27 at the Milton Public Library, 430 E. High Street. 

Construction is expected to start September 8th. Old Highway 26 will be closed to through traffic and old Highway 59 will remain open to traffic. Construction is scheduled for completion in early November.

Old Highway 26 work involves patching the existing concrete pavement and a new deck on the Otter Creek bridge. New asphaltic pavement will be placed on old Highway 59.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, provide input and ask questions concerning this project. Maps showing the construction work will be on display. WisDOT and highway contractor representatives will be available to discuss the project.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, or would like more information, contact Jim Oettinger at (608) 246-3879 or james.oettinger@dot.wi.gov.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Crossridge Park Playground Build Day Schedule

The Crossridge Park Build Day is scheduled for August 23, 2014, and the Parks & Recreation has finalized the schedule for the day. 

The schedule is as follows:
  • 8 a.m. – Truck arrives with playground equipment and volunteers start organizing and sorting the equipment. Registration for volunteers begins.
  • 8:45 a.m. – Welcome, Build Day Kick-Off.
  • 9 a.m. – Deploy volunteers and start building.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Break teams for lunch in shifts.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Back to work for project completion.
  • 2 p.m. – Volunteers start moving wood chips into place and cleaning up the site.
  • 4:30 p.m. – Conduct safety inspection of completed playground project.
  • 5:00 p.m. – Secure site with caution tape / fencing.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Inga Cushman at City Hall at (608) 868-6900 or by email at icushman@milton-wi.gov. Only volunteers 18 and over will be able to work on constructing the physical playground equipment, but there will be other tasks that those under 18 can do on Build Day. 

The playground will not be able to be used until Monday, August 25, 2014 after the ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. to allow time for the playground equipment to set.

For additional information contact Inga Cushman, Assistant to the City Administrator, at 608-868-6900 or by e-mail at icushman@milton-wi.gov.

I-39/90 Expansion Project Construction Schedules Available on Project Website

Below is a message that was sent out yesterday afternoon for the I-39/90 Expansion Project.  If you would like to receive updates on the project, sign up on the I-39/90 Expansion Project website.



Good afternoon,

The I-39/90 Expansion Project continues to move forward in the design phase. The segment teams continue to meet with stakeholders along the corridor to present design alternatives and receive feedback.

With Interstate reconstruction and expansion starting in 2015, construction schedules are now available on the I-39/90 Expansion Project website under the Schedule tab, and provided below for your convenience. NOTE: Dates are subject to change.
You can also provide feedback on the I-39/90 Expansion Project by visiting the Project Comments section.

Stay involved and informed with the project website and I-39/90 Expansion Project Facebook page.

For more information, contact:
Steven Theisen
I-39/90 Project Communications Manager
(608) 884-1230 | steven.theisen@dot.wi.gov

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Public Open House at Milton Public Library for Bicycle Pedestrian Section of Long Range Transportation Plan on August 25th

A Public Open House for the Bicycle Pedestrian Section of the 2016-2045 Janesville Area Long Range Transportation Plan will be held at the Milton Public Library on August 25th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Attendees will be invited to view maps of existing plans, share thoughts regarding how to make the Janesville/Milton area a better place for biking and walking, and participate in a brief fiscal prioritization exercise to provide feedback on what types of improvements should be a priority for funding. This open house serves as an early public outreach session to gather information and concerns from residents.

The 2016 - 2045 Janesville Area Long Range Transportation Plan will evaluate existing transportation conditions in the Janesville area and recommend improvements for all transportation modes. The Bicycle/Pedestrian section will include goals & objectives of the plan, identify issues and needs, and recommend projects and programs to improve bicycling and walking in the Janesville/Milton area. The 2016-2045 Plan is expected to be adopted in May, 2016.

If you are unable to attend the public open house but would like to comment, please forward comments to Terry Nolan at 755-3095 or email: nolant@ci.janesville.wi.us.

Monday, August 11, 2014

August 12th Election - Vote at 710 S. Janesville Street


City of Milton staff are ready for the election that will take place tomorrow, August 12th. The polls will be open in the Council Chambers at the new City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

InterCon Televising Sewer Mains

InterCon is televising sewer mains in various commercial areas of the City of Milton for the rest of this week and possibly into next week.  They will be using the manholes in order to do this, and they have a white truck/van that says InterCon on it.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Crossridge Park Playground Build Day Meeting – August 7th at 6 p.m.


The Parks & Recreation Commission will be hosting a Crossridge Park Playground Build Day meeting to discuss the construction of the playground on August 7, 2014 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street.

The commission will need approximately five volunteers who will be willing to serve as Project Leaders on Build Day. These volunteers will lead a small group in the construction of assigned pieces of the playground. If you are interested in serving as a Project Leader, please contact Assistant to the City Administrator Inga Cushman at (608) 868-6900 or by email at icushman@milton-wi.gov. All Project Leaders will be encouraged to attend the meeting on August 7th to receive additional information about their assigned projects on Build Day.

The Parks & Recreation Commission is still fundraising for the Crossridge Park Playground. All donors will be listed on a donation recognition board in the following levels:
  • Bronze Level ($100 - $999)
  • Silver Level ($1,000 - $4,999)
  • Gold Level ($5,000 - $9,999)
  • Platinum Level ($10,000+)
At $5,000 or more, businesses or individuals may have the opportunity to sponsor a bench or a specific feature of the playground. Contact City Hall to see what is available.

The Parks & Recreation Commission would like to thank the following businesses and organizations that have already committed to the project:
  • Let’s Play City Construction Grant from Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and national non-profit KaBOOM! - $20,000
  • Air Products - $10,000
  • City of Milton - $10,000
  • Penn Color - $1,000
  • Bank of Milton - $500
  • Casey’s General Store - $500
  • Handy Art - $500
  • Janesville Morning Rotary - $500
  • Johns Disposal - $250
  • United Alloy, Inc. - $250
  • Woodman’s Food Market - $100
For additional information contact Assistant to the City Administrator Inga Cushman at 608-868-6900 or by e-mail at icushman@milton-wi.gov.