Main Street’s new look has taken shape

County still waiting on permit from the railroad
Ozaukee Press Staff

The makeover of Main Street in the Village of Belgium is more obvious than ever as work proceeds.

“There’s not a pole standing on Main Street now. It looks pretty good. It looks good even with the road under construction. You don’t see the wires,” Director of Public Works Dan Birenbaum said.

The Village Board voted to bury the utility lines as part of the project at a cost of about $2.5 million.

Excavation work has moved to the far west side of the village and is heading toward the east.

Curb installation was scheduled to start on Thursday from the east side of the railroad crossing to Beech Street, Birenbaum said. Sidewalk will then be installed starting on the north side. One side of the road has to remain open for bike traffic and pedestrians, he said.

With as many as 20 dump trucks per day on the reconstruction site, Birenbaum encourages residents and travelers to take the detour route to avoid the congestion.

“It’s kind of busy with the dump trucks,” Birenbaum said.

The detour route runs from Highway LL south to A, then to Highway 57 and back to Highway D.

Ozaukee County is still awaiting word on its permit request from Union Pacific Railroad to run storm sewer underneath the tracks. Crews have been doing work around the tracks in the meantime.

The next public information meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Village Hall.

The project cost is $6.9 million. State and federal grants will pay 80% of the cost with the county and village splitting the remaining 20%.




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