Hubbard Avenue will remain the focus of the Downtown Brick and Crosswalk Project for another week. The majority of the work has been completed on the south side of Hubbard, and both driveways serving the Middleton Library parking lot will be open by the end of the week. Bricklayers are scheduled to complete their work on the south side of Hubbard early next week.
Speedway has begun working on the north side of Hubbard in front of City Hall. They will continue moving west toward Parmenter Street on Friday, June 13. Their goal is to have all old bricks removed, the street terrace excavated, rock underlayment installed, and certain sidewalk segments replaced by the middle of next week so that the bricklayers can complete their work along the remainder of Hubbard by the end of next week (June 20). The City will announce the precise location of the next phase of the project early next week.
The bricks being replaced (which are actually colored concrete) are being loaded onto pallets and given away for free at the Public Works Garage, located at the corner of Laura Lane and Century Avenue. The bricks are only available on Friday afternoons from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. If you are interested in acquiring the bricks, please contact Shawn Ulsrud at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll need to make your own arrangements to load them and sign an indemnification form prior to doing so. City personnel will not be loading for you. At this point, city staff estimate that each pallet will be loaded with 120 square feet or 540 pavers stacked 10 rows high with a total weight of 3,100 pounds. The bricks (colored concrete) are 4”x8” and would measure about 5 per square foot.
For more information about the project, contact Mark Opitz at email@example.com, or call (608) 821-8370.