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Paving Projects
On June 16, 2008, a $176,086.40 contract was awarded to the Black Diamond Group, Inc. of Oak Creek, Wisconsin for 2008 paving projects in Pleasant Prairie. As part of the contract, Black Diamond will complete three asphalt paving projects. The group will lay an ultra-thin asphalt overlay in the Tuckaway Trails Subdivision; they will pulverize and relay asphalt on 116th Street from Sheridan Road east towards the railroad tracks; and they will install the final lift of asphalt on 113th Avenue in the River Oaks Subdivision, where sewer main was installed two years ago.

As part of the 2008 budget, $200,000 was budgeted for road resurfacing in the Village. Due to the increasing cost of asphalt, road-resurfacing plans have been pared back in order to remain within the budgeted paving allowance. “We are fortunate to have awarded these contracts when we did,” commented John Steinbrink Jr., Superintendent of Public Works. “Asphalt prices are expected to increase by 15% to 20% on June 30, due to current economic factors. By contracting now for this roadway work, we’ll be able to take advantage of the lower cost, before the increase kicks in.”

The Village has received two Local Road Improvement Grants (LRIP) from the State of Wisconsin to help offset costs for the paving projects. For the 2008/2009 grant cycle, the Village was awarded the maximum amount of $39,597.56 for work to be completed on 116th Street. The second grant for $16,180, which was for funds not used in a previous year’s grant cycle, will be used for work to be completed on 113th Avenue. Remaining funds budgeted for road resurfacing will be used to complete additional paving projects throughout the Village.

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