City plans for capital projects

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BELOIT - As the summer construction season winds down, capital projects for the City of Beloit are in multiple stages of development. On Monday, the Beloit City Council will vote on multiple infrastructure improvements.

The council's agenda includes four capital projects: awarding the contact for spot repairs to the Gateway Boulevard multi-use path; retention pond repairs on Gateway Boulevard; final payment for the painting of the Fifth Street multiuse bridge over the Rock River; and awarding the contract for an extended water main between Gateway Boulevard and Colley Road.

• Path spot repairs: The repairs will be made by Frank Bros. Inc. at a cost of $75,400 to fix 175 linear feet near the Eagles Ridge/Quail Run intersection near the Eagles Ridge subdivision.

• Retention basin: $142,000 from the 2018 capital improvement program budget will be used for erosion repair and sediment deposits at a retention basin across from Kettle Foods and behind the Interstate 39/90 rest area.

• Fifth Street bike path bridge: The project included painting the Fifth Street bridge for $36,200, with a final payment to be made of $19,575. The bridge is located by the U.S. Postal Service office and is open to bike and pedestrian traffic over the Rock River, according to city staff.

• Water main: The $231,875 project to extend the water main between Gateway Boulevard and Colley Road will be completed by Maddrell Excavating if the council moves forward with awarding the contract.

In other business:

• The city's transit department could apply to the state for a transit bus replacement grant which would fund 80 percent of new bus costs, with 20 percent coming from the city. The grant would fund the replacement of a 35-foot heavy duty transit coach. The 2006 bus is the oldest in the fleet with nearly 500,000 miles on it.

• The council will vote on an intergovernmental agreement between the city and Janesville, along with Rock County, to pay 40 percent of the $52,000 paid to the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council that's serving as a consultant for an impediments to fair housing study.

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