Wisconn Valley News - July 20, 2018

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Project Status

Phase 1 of Area 1 Excavation

The excavation phase for Phase 1 of Area 1 is well under way at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant.  There are currently 105 workers on site daily and 120 pieces of major construction equipment.

Major work being done includes: removal of field drain tile, construction of storm water ponds, cutting the road network in, and general grading of the site to construction grade levels.


Multipurpose Building

Construction of the 120,000 square foot multipurpose facility should begin the first week of August.  Eight Wisconsin companies were awarded contracts for work on this facility, which will serve a variety of purposes for the company including initially housing some of the construction project managers.  Additional subcontractors for the multipurpose building will be announced soon.

Department of Administration Secretary Ellen Nowak and Wisconsin Economic Development Secretary Mark Hogan visited the Boldt Company in Appleton this week to recognize them for their work on the multipurpose building at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. 


Wisconn Valley Workforce Development

The Department of Workforce Development Partnered with Racine County Human Services and many local partners to hold a Wisconn Valley Workforce Development Coordination Meeting on July 13.  Designed for state and local workforce development entities to coordinate their efforts with each other, this public-private partnership seeks to: coordinate community outreach, prepare candidates for job opportunities as contractors are selected and begin construction projects, and make certain that as many Racine County residents and Wisconsinites are gainfully employed in family-supporting, project-related careers.

Eau Claire

Wisconn Valley Innovation Center Network

Milwaukee, Green Bay and Eau Claire have all been named as locations for Foxconn's Wisconn Valley Innovation Centers throughout the state.  In total, these three locations will employ at least 850 workers and aim to spur innovation, attract talent, and connect with supply chain partners.  These investments come in addition to the company's plans for the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Racine County and are independent of any state investment incentives.

Road Updates


General Construction Update

Exciting news! The work on I-94 North-South Central Segment project is underway. The prep work for the traffic shift took place last night. There were several ramp closures used to complete the work. Crews plan to shift northbound traffic to the southbound side of I-94 after 9 p.m. on Friday, July 20.

Work will get underway with the closure of the northbound lanes on I-94 between WIS 142 and County G. The on-ramps at WIS 142, WIS 20 and County K will also be closed to traffic. The northbound lanes of I-94 will be reopened to traffic by 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 21 along with the onramp at WIS 142. The on-ramp at WIS 20 will reopen by 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 21 to allow for the completion of additional work. The northbound on-ramp at County K will remain closed until late 2018 when the next phase of the project will begin and the northbound lanes will be moved onto the new pavement. Once the next phase of the project begins, currently scheduled for December 2018, both northbound and southbound traffic will have three lanes available.

Photo: Work continues on I-94 North-South South Segment, near WIS 11. 


I-94 North-South North Segment Pre-Bid Meeting

The most recent pre-bid meeting hosted by the WisDOT kicked off with a networking session for the prime contractors and the multitude of businesses looking to provide services for the reconstruction of the North Segment of the I-94 North-South project. The prime contractors were invited to the front of the room and those interested in introducing themselves lined up to share contact information. Also included in the group were multiple Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) companies. The mandatory pre-bid meeting, which took place on Wednesday, July 11, covered key items included in the North Segment bid package. Similar meetings for the other segments along I-94 have also included networking opportunities as well.

Photo: Prime contracts attending the Wednesday, July 11 mandatory pre-bid meeting for the I-94 North-South Public Involvement Meeting.


I-94 North-South Public Involvement Meeting

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) hosted a public involvement meeting on Thursday, July 12 to introduce to the public to potential plans for the extension of County KR and update the public with construction plans for the I-94 North-South project. More than 140 people were in attendance for the meeting. WisDOT staff provided information covering the work on County KR, which was the area that drew the most interest and attention from the attendees. Project team members from the design and construction groups engaged the audience with one-on-one discussions, as well as addressed questions from the local media.

The public involvement meetings are a part of the overall effort to keep the public informed of the designs and construction schedules involved with the reconstruction of I-94 North-South Project in Racine and parts of Kenosha and Milwaukee Counties. The information shared also includes the current designs and construction plans for the roadways in and around the Foxconn development site.

Photo: The public viewing plans, and asking questions to I-94 North-South project staff, at the public involvement meeting conducted on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

What's Next

Site Development & Design

By the second week of August, 1,000 truck loads of gravel will be delivered daily to the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park.  It is anticipated that several buildings will begin vertical construction by Spring 2019 and some of the material procurement will begin no later than winter 2018.  Hammes Corporation is currently working on the master plans for Areas 2 and 3.

Information Sessions

Five information sessions were announced for the end of the month and early August.  These second round information sessions are for contractors to learn more about the specific timelines for the project. All business are welcome to attend, though the sessions are aimed at companies providing goods and services in construction logistics, roadways, site utilities, foundations, structure, enclosure, mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems, materials, and equipment.

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Interesting Facts

  • The total development area of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park is close to 3,000 acres.
  • General Mitchell International Airport is Wisconsin's largest airport at 2,386 acres.
  • 3,000 acres is greater than the land area of Brown Deer, Wisconsin.

Bid Opportunities

Village of Mount Pleasant Bid Opportunities for Demolition

Package C – Building Demolition, CTH H

Submissions Due: Friday, August 3, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Pre-Bid Meeting: A mandatory Pre-Bid meeting will be held on July 30, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Village Hall (room to be determined).  Contactors must attend to submit a bid. Properties that are empty by July 30 will be available for tour after the pre-bid meeting.

Contract Award Date: The contract award date is dependent on the bids received on August 3.

Overview: The Base Bid work for the contract includes razing and removing all structure(s) out buildings, flatwork, driveway aprons, fill, filling all basements, crawl spaces and excavated areas with approved granular material, landscape restoration, traffic control as needed, and erosion control.

Complete digital project bidding documents (PS & CD) will be available at www.questcdn.com.  You may download the digital plan documents for $20.00 (non-refundable) by inputting Quest project #5877065 on the website's Project Search page.  Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.  An optional paper set of project documents is also available for $40.00 (non-refundable) per set.  Optional paper copies of the project documents may be obtained at the Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive, Mt. Pleasant, WI 53403 telephone (262) 664-7400.  Please contact Village Hall, in advance, if you'd like to purchase a paper copy or if you have any questions.  Bidding documents will be available after noon on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

WisDOT Bid Opportunities for Road Work

Proposal ID #1: I-94 North-South Project Northern Segment

Submissions Due: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Contractor Workshop: June 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Zoo Interchange Field Office, Fox Room, 2424 S. 102nd Street, West Allis, WI.

Pre-Bid Meeting: July 12, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Oak Creek City Hall Council Chambers, 8040 S. 6th Street, Oak Creek, WI. This pre-bid meeting is mandatory.

Contract Award Date: The contract award date is dependent on the bids received on July 24.

Overview: Work involves reconstructing and expanding 7.5-miles of freeway and includes reconstructing the interchange at 7 Mile Road and constructing a new interchange at Elm Road. Other work includes drainage, grading, paving, traffic signals and structures.

Proposal ID #4: Wisconn Valley Way, Box Culvert; CTH KR, Village of Mt. Pleasant, Kilbourn Road Ditch Box Culvert

Submissions Due: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Contractor Workshop: There is no contractor workshop for this project

Pre-Bid Meeting: A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled as follows: Prospective bidders are invited to attend a non-mandatory pre-bid meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 10:00 AM at the Mt Pleasant Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406. 

Contract Award Date: The contract award date is dependent on the bids received on August 14.

Overview: Work involves preparatory work to install drainage structures in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stream and migratory bird limitation timeframes. Installing these culverts ahead of the roadway projects protects area resources, leverages adjacent road construction closures and facilitates the next phase of roadway lets in late fall.

Information on pre-bid workshops, letting dates and electronic plans is posted here: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/contractors/hcci/bid-let/2018/20180612.aspx

Recent Announcements

Press Releases

WEDC Secretary Mark R. Hogan, DOA Secretary Ellen Nowak recognize The Boldt Company for role in Foxconn construction

The Boldt Company is one of eight Wisconsin companies awarded contracts for the Wisconn Valley Science & Technology Park's Multipurpose Building

APPLETON, WI.– Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary Mark R. Hogan and Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Ellen Nowak highlighted the statewide reach and benefits of Foxconn's $10 billion investment in Wisconsin today by visiting The Boldt Company in Appleton.


Wisconsin's Foxconn Bonus: Foxconn to Expand Wisconn Valley Innovation Network with New Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley in Downtown Eau Claire

Company to purchase six-story building and space at Haymarket Landing to grow footprint of its Wisconn Valley technology and talent hub across west-central Wisconsin

EAU CLAIRE – Governor Scott Walker today joined officials from Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) and state and local leaders to announce the company is purchasing two properties in downtown Eau Claire for its Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley, a technology hub that will serve west-central Wisconsin, and that will also house its Wisconn Valley Innovation Center.

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Foxconn to expand Wisconn Valley Innovation Network with new Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley in downtown Eau Claire

Company to purchase six-story building and space at Haymarket Landing to grow footprint of its Wisconn Valley technology and talent hub across west-central Wisconsin

Eau Claire, WI.– Foxconn Technology Group announced Monday that the company is purchasing two properties in downtown Eau Claire for its Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley, a technology hub that will serve west-central Wisconsin, and that will also house its Wisconn Valley Innovation Center.

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Governor Walker Announces Five Additional Contractor Information Sessions for Businesses Interested in Foxconn Construction Work

Second round of meetings to focus on opportunities connected to construction of advanced display manufacturing buildings

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today announced that a second round of informational sessions will take place in July and August to provide Wisconsin companies with details on how to bid for work on the next phase of the construction on Foxconn Technology Group's $10 billion advanced manufacturing campus in Racine County.

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Advocate Aurora Health, Foxconn Announce Comprehensive Health Collaboration

Racine County, WI - Advocate Aurora Health and Foxconn Health Technology Business Group announced today a multi-faceted collaboration focused on technology innovations and integration that will drive health care of the future and improve outcomes while lowering costs for individuals and employers.

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From the News

The Boldt Company contracted to construct Foxconn building

July 18, 2018



Foxconn will return to Green Bay for July 25 info session on construction plans, bidding

July 17, 2018

By Jeff Bollier, Green Bay Press-Gazette 

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Foxconn plans to open west-central Wisconsin facilities

July 16, 2018


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The Wisconn Valley News is published every other week and designed to keep interested individuals up to date on Foxconn construction plans, infrastructure improvements, traffic pattern updates, and more.  Local elected officials, suppliers, contractors and members of the public are encouraged to turn to the Wisconn Valley News for the latest project status, road updates, next steps, and interesting facts.  When appropriate, special bulletins will also be distributed to ensure the most timely information possible.