Village officials made a big step forward in their plan to overhaul Shorewood’s sewer system Monday when they awarded more than $7 million in contracts.
Globe Contractors was tapped to perform much of the work, which will occur in the northwest portion of Shorewood, on their bid of $6.6 million, and DAAR Engineering, out of Milwaukee, will perform project management and inspection duties on a not-to-exceed contract of $373,000.
Pewaukee-based Globe Contactors, which replaced water mains in Shorewood in 2010, plans to use subcontractors for some of the work, according to village officials.
The work includes reconstruction and installation of a new sanitary sewer pipe on East Kensington Boulevard west of North Bartlett Avenue and running past North Wilson Drive into Estabrook Park, where it will connect to the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District system.
Officials are coordinating road reconstruction with the sewer work. Targeted for road reconstruction are:
- Estabrook Parkway
- The 4500 blocks of North Woodruff, Wildwood, Newhall Street and Bartlett avenues.
- The 4400 blocks of North Wildwood, Larkin and Bartlett avenues and Newhall Street.
Additionally, water mains will be replaced in the 4500 blocks of Wildwood and Bartlett avenues and the 4400 block of Newhall Street.
Another sanitary sewer pipe will be placed on East Olive Street from Newhall Street through North Wilson Drive, and running a couple blocks south of Olive Street. The last couple blocks before East Capitol Drive on Newhall Street will be torn up and a new storm water pipe installed.
— pipes installed in the curb which give residents the option of removing storm water from their property by connecting a sump pump or downspout to a lateral which would flow into the village's sewer system — will also be installed as part of the projects.
An option to install biofiltration devices in the ground near the intersection of Wildwood Avenue and Kensington Boulevard wasn’t approved at Monday’s meeting, but officials say they might come back to it later.
Village Manager Chris Swartz said he expects construction to start this spring.
With the projects moving forward, Swartz said the village only has $2.28 million worth of projects left to bid out and complete in the northwest portion of Shorewood, excluding lateral rehab work.