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Eastside Interceptor Gravity Sanitary Sewer Project
General Project Information:
The replacement of the eastside intercepting gravity sanitary sewer includes; replacement of the existing intercepting gravity sanitary sewer that is parallel to the Badger Mill Creek.
The replacement of the eastside intercepting gravity sanitary sewer (installed in early 1960s) includes the installation of a new intercepting gravity sanitary sewer while maintaining the service of the existing eastside intercepting gravity sanitary sewer during construction. The existing intercepting gravity sanitary sewer is on the west / north side of Badger Mill Creek, the new intercepting gravity sanitary sewer will be on the east / south side of Badger Mill Creek.
The project involves re-connecting many local gravity sanitary sewers along the project corridor from adjacent neighborhoods.
Eastside Interceptor Project Corridor
|Clearing of project corridor||Nov. 2020 thru Dec. 2020|
|Bruce St. to CTH M (pipe installation)||Dec. 2020 thru April 2021|
|CTH M Crossing (Trenchless pipe installation)||Jan. 2021 thru March 2021|
|CTH M to Lincoln St. (pipe installation)||February 2021 – May 2021|
|Lincoln St. to North Limits (pipe installation)||May 2021 – July 2021|
|Local Connections and retirement of old Interceptor||July 2021 – Aug. 2021|
|City of Verona Badger Mill Creek In-Stream work (pending approvals)||July 2021 - Oct. 2021|
|Maintenance Path Construction||Sept. 2021 - Oct. 2021|
|Project Restoration||Oct.. 2021|
Detours will be posted in advance of any road closures.
Bruce Street will be closed starting April 26, 2021 between Badger Mill Creek and Investment Court. This road segment will be closed to remove the temporary pavement section and install the permanent curb and gutter, sidewalk, and pavement section. The closure is scheduled to last approximately four (4) weeks. Please note weather could delay the schedule.
Detour Route: Bruce Street Detour.pdf
Ice Age Trail:
City staff has coordinated with Ice Age Trail staff regarding the trail within the project corridor. Provisions are being taken to provide a detour route for the segment from Whalen Road to the Little League complex.
Detour Route: Ice Age Trail Detour.pdf
Melody Circle will be partially closed to re-connect the local sewer to the new eastside intercepting gravity sanitary sewer. Access will be provided to local residents but minor daytime closures may occur.
Arbor Vitae Place:
Arbor Vitae Place (west cul-de-sac) will be partially closed to re-connect the re-routed local sewer to the new eastside intercepting gravity sanitary sewer. Access will be provided to local residences but minor daytime closures may occur.
South Main Street:
S. Main Street will remain open to traffic; the new eastside intercepting gravity sanitary sewer will cross under S. Main Street (adjacent to the Badger Mill Creek) using trenchless technology. Shoulder closures and/or periodic flagging operations may occur during deliveries of construction equipment and/or materials.
Lincoln Street Covered Bridge Trail:
The covered bridge over Badger Mill Creek at Lincoln Street is open as of May 14, 2021. PLEASE NOTE THE WALKING SURFACE WILL BE GRAVEL UNTIL FINAL RESTORATION. In late June / early July the trail will be closed again to install underground sanitary sewer on the north side of the creek. The walking surface will be restored with pavement after all underground activities are completed and restoration is occurring in this area. Please use caution in this area for everyone’s safety.
Glacier Ridge Path:
Glacier Ridge Path bridge crossing of Badger Mill Creek will be closed when construction activities are present. Glacier Ridge Path loop south of Badger Mill Creek will remain open.
Trenchless Pipe Installation:
The installation of both the City of Verona’s gravity sewer pipe and the District’s force main sewer pipe under S. Main Street will be completed using a trenchless technology that utilizes a pipe ramming hammer. The location of the installation is 250-feet northwest of the intersection of S. Main Street/Legion Street and southeast of Badger Mill Creek. This method allows S. Main Street to remain open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic and maintain services for all underground utilities within the right-of-way.
Below is a link to a YouTube video showing a pipe ramming hammer in action. The hammer in the video is one size larger than the hammer that will be used on this project.
Restoration & Trails:
Below is a list of rendering’s displaying the project corridor vision between S. Main Street and the Lincoln Street covered bridge and east of the Lincoln Street covered bridge. Also included is a trail map of the existing and proposed trails within and adjacent to the project.
Rendering between S. Main Street and the Lincoln Street covered bridge
Rendering just east of Lincoln Street covered bridge
Rendering east of Lincoln Street covered bridge
Trail map between Fireman’s Park and along Badger Mill Creek
Public Information Meetings:
A Public information meeting was held virtually through Zoom on Thursday October 29, 2020 at 6:00pm central time. The presentation given by project staff is included below.
A neighborhood information meeting was held virtually through Zoom on Wednesday January 13, 2021 at 5:30pm central time. The presentation included topics including but not limited to the history of the sewer, sewer route, Ice Age Trail, restoration efforts, and Dane County in-stream work. The presentation was broadcasted on the City YouTube channel and the presentation is included below.
City YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdq5yLpwYG_39hX7Ts2pr7Q
Direct YouTube video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IkPFQfv-v0
2018-108 ESI Neighborhood Meeting Presentation
Third Wednesday of each month
Project staff has scheduled monthly neighborhood (public) progress meeting that will occur on the third Wednesday of the month at 5pm starting January 20, 2021 and the last meeting occurring on September 15, 2021. This meeting will include a schedule update on the project and then open dialog for questions from the public. Questions are encouraged to be asked.
or by phone
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Webinar ID: 985 1088 0099
For questions please contact Theran Jacobson, Director of Public Works by phone at 608-845-6695 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responses to public Inquiries and comments
Staff Response to Public Comments from 12.14.20 City Council Meeting
Common Questions / Answers regarding the Project:
Q – What work is Dane County Parks performing?
A – Please see the Dane County Parks project website.
Q – How is the area being restored along the Badger Mill Creek between S. Main Street and Ice Age Trail bridge over Badger Mill Creek near the pine forest (north of Arbor Vitae Place)?
A – The area will be restored with a native floodplain seed and a savanna woodland edge seed mix. The seed location varies depending on site conditions. After the sewer project is completed the Ice Age Trail and Verona Parks Department are coordinating trail and habitat improvements.
Q – Where is the Ice Age Trail going?
A – The trail is temporarily closed for the safety of the public, trail users, and the contractors performing the work. The post sewer project trail location has been coordinated with Ice Age Trail for when the sewer project is completed; ultimately the trail will be within the same corridor but in a location on higher ground making the trail more accommodating during spring, summer and fall rains. The trail will be higher and drier.
Q – Why is the corridor so wide?
A – We understand that this is an eye opener and a change. The corridor follows the same route that was cleared in 1996 for the initial construction of the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District force main pipe. The 1996 construction was necessary when the City of Verona decommissioned their waste water treatment plant and connected to the regional sewerage district for treatment. The current project limits are wider due to this project installing multiple pipes, deeper pipes, maintaining operation of multiple existing sewer pipes, connecting to eight local gravity sewer systems, room for staging and transport of construction materials, and workers safety. We narrowed the corridor as much as possible taking into account the environmental and the overall needs of the project.