Posted Monday, March 31, 2014 --- 6:13 p.m.
Dane Co. and the City of Fitchburg have reached a tentative agreement to reconstruct a rough stretch of McKee Road/Highway PD in Fitchburg, according to the County Executive's office.
Pending review and approval by the Dane County Board of Supervisors and Fitchburg City Council, work on the more than $3 million project will begin this summer and be complete before next winter.
In addition to replacing McKee Road/Highway PD between Seminole Highway and Fish Hatchery Road, the project will also include a drainage system under the road to move water away. The County says freezing and thawing of this water has caused heaving of the pavement the past two winters resulting in rough road conditions.
Dane County and the City of Fitchburg will share in the capital construction costs of the project 50-50. The agreement calls for the City of Fitchburg to begin snow removal on McKee Road/Highway PD between Verona Road and Fish Hatchery Road starting with the winter of 2016/17.
Resolutions authorizing the tentative agreement will be introduced at the next meeting of the Dane County Board and Fitchburg Common Council, respectively