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Paul DeVries, P.E.
City Engineer

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Construction Projects
The Engineering Division oversees several construction projects that occur within the City of Fond du Lac every year.  The Engineering Division is responsible for designing, plan preparation, specifications, bidding, and the inspection of the storm, sanitary sewer, and water systems, street improvements, bridge maintenance, sidewalk reconstruction, and other miscellaneous public works projects.
Public Information Meeting - N. Main Street

The City of Fond du Lac Engineering & Traffic Division would like to invite Business Owners, Property Owners, and Residents to a Public Information Meeting (PIM) regarding the planned reconstruction of N. Main Street scheduled for 2019. The construction limits for the project are the intersection of Merrill Avenue to Johnson Street (not including intersection). The PIM will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in Rooms A&B in the City-County Government Center, 160 S Macy Street. The meeting will follow an open house format for questions and discussion with a brief presentation to take place at 6:00 pm in the legislative chambers.

City of Fond du Lac representatives will be available to discuss the proposed project and update interested parties with preliminary concept plans. Currently the field survey work, system design, and preliminary construction plans have been completed. The preliminary plans will be on display at the meeting showing the proposed improvements. Some of the proposed items on the plans include: replacing sidewalk, adding on-street bike lanes on both sides; removal of parking on the west side; replacement of storm sewer; and minor sanitary sewer and water main as needed.

Business and Resident Owners are encouraged to attend the meeting, to address questions or concerns, as well as allow engineering staff to gather design/contact information. The City does not have detailed timing of construction or when access to your property will be affected, but it is important that you provide the City with information on your business property, or residence so we can design the project with as minimal disruption within our means. A second public meeting is planned for the fall of 2018 when more project details will be shared. In addition, once the contractor has been selected in the spring of 2019, another public meeting will be held to discuss construction specifics, including timing and access.

If you are unable to attend, or would like more information, contact City Engineer, Paul DeVries at 160 S Macy Street, WI 54935, phone (920) 322-3470 or email pdevries@fdl.wi.gov.

Press Release - S. Hickory St Bridge

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has reduced the load limit on the South Hickory Street Bridge between Western Avenue and S. Military Road to 30-Tons. The load limit will not affect standard means of transportation; however will affect heavily loaded semi traffic. The bridge remains safe, but should be used within the new posted load limits. All required signs are posted, north and south of the bridge, indicating the new load limit.

The City of Fond du Lac currently has over 34 bridges which are required by state law to be inspected. The S. Hickory Street Bridge was inspected in 2017 and it was discovered at that time there were deteriorations in the bridge, prompting the WisDOT to post the load limit. The City will be working with engineers to continue to evaluate the structure of the bridge and will further notify the public of any changes to the posted load limit.

The Engineering and Traffic Division is requiring all heavy semi traffic above 30-Tons to use an alternate route to preserve the integrity of the bridge.

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