Wisconn Valley News - June 08, 2018

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Aerial shot of Foxconn

An aerial view of Phase One, looking northwest, of the Foxconn project taken June 1. (Photo courtesy of Curtis Waltz / aerialscapes.com)

Project Status

West Frontage Road

Site Work

At least 65 pieces of excavation equipment have arrived at the future site of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant as site preparation work continues. About 1,000 trucks per day will soon start delivering gravel to the project site. Current work includes erosion control, mass excavation, storm water management and testing work. Work is continuing on finalizing design plans and the construction schedule.
 

Wisconsin Receives Federal Grant for I-94

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation received a $160 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant to assist in funding construction of the I-94 North-South Freeway Project in Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee counties. 

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Mount Pleasant Approves Redevelopment Plan

The Mount Pleasant Village Board has approved a redevelopment plan for the Foxconn project area. The plan gives the Mount Pleasant Community Development Authority the authority to issue double tax-exempt bonds, which will save the village millions of dollars on the project. 

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Bids due on June 12
The deadline for submitting bids for the Gilbane | M+W Foxconn Bid Release #2, which includes the core and shell work for an 88,000-square-foot multipurpose building, is 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 12. The scope of the bid includes concrete work, precast concrete work, structural steel and miscellaneous metals work, architectural work (core and shell building enclosure and interior), mechanical, plumbing, fire protection work, electrical work, and landscape work. 

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Road Updates

Progress Being Made on Frontage Roads
Grading work is nearing completion and paving is now underway along the I-94 frontage roads. Final pavement is in place south of WIS 11 on the west frontage road.

Prep Work Continues on I-94
Work continues along I-94 as WisDOT finishes the prep work project for the second phase of the construction project. This will allow work to begin later in June on the reconstruction of the I-94 North-South mainline freeway. A barrier wall will be erected to keep traffic separated once all traffic is shifted over onto the southbound side of the freeway. This will allow the project team to reconstruct the northbound lanes of traffic. Final details are being worked out with the goal being to get this work underway in June.

Resurfacing Finished on WIS 11, County H and County A
As work continues to accelerate on the Foxconn project, there also will be an increase in the amount of truck traffic as more trucks haul the materials needed for the roadwork and site preparation. WIS 11 and County Highway H will be the primary haul routes during the early phase of the project, and resurfacing work has just been completed on both roads, as well as County Highway A. There will still be signal and utility work going on in and around the area.

What's Next

Construction

Tuesday, June 12, is the deadline for submitting bids for M+W | Gilbane's bid release #2. 

On Thursday, June 14, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., WisDOT officials will hold an infrastructure update meeting at the SC Johnson iMET Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd., Sturtevant.

On Monday, June 18, at 5 p.m., Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave will host his monthly listening session at Mount Pleasant Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive.

On Monday, June 18, at 6 p.m., Village of Mount Pleasant officials and project partners will hold a monthly Foxconn Project Briefing at Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive.

Interesting Facts

  • 5 miles of Wisconsin manufactured concrete storm water piping will come from Green Bay, Holmen, Marathon, Milwaukee, Rib Falls, and Roberts for the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park.
  • 70,000 truck loads of aggregate will be sourced from four primary locations: New Berlin, Sussex, Waterford and Racine during Phase 1 of Area 1.
  • At the peak, it will take an average of one truck per minute to make 1,000 loads of aggregate per day for the excavation phase.
  • In total, 1,500,000 tons of aggregate will be used during Phase 1 of Area 1.

Bid Opportunities

WisDOT Bid Opportunities for Road Work

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced bidding opportunities for Braun Road and International Drive.

Proposal ID #5: Braun Road, IH 94 to CTH H

Submissions Due: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Contract Award Date: The contract award date is dependent on the bids received on June 12.

Overview: Mill, Grade, Storm Sewer, Water System, Concrete Pavement, Asphalt Pavement, Curb and Gutter, Sidewalk, Signing, Signals, Lighting, Marking, and Structure B-51-160.

Proposal ID #6: International Drive, Village of Mount Pleasant, STH 11 to STH20

Submissions Due: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Contract Award Date: The contract award date is dependent on the bids received on June 12.

Overview: Mill, Grade, Storm Sewer, Water System, Culvert Pipe, Concrete Pavement, Asphalt Pavement, Curb and Gutter, Sidewalk, Signing, Signals, Lighting, Marking, and Structure C-51-84.

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

From the News

To capitalize on Foxconn, we need everyone 

May 28, 2108
Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave, Racine Journal Times

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 Foxconn executives get a feel for Madison entrepreneurship 

May 28, 2108
Arthur Thomas, BizTimes

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 1,000 dump truck loads of gravel a day headed to Foxconn

May 31, 2108
Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Aerial shot east

An aerial shot of the east end of the project taken June 1. (Photo courtesy of Curtis Waltz / aerialscapes.com)

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.