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August 22, 2019

8/9/2019 10:08:00 AM
City of Dodgeville announces Highway 151 construction update
For those who are wondering on the progress of the Highway 151 construction, the City of Dodgeville has provided an answer.
Earlier this week, the City of Dodgeville posted on their website, and sent out an update for the Highway 151 interchange construction project.
The closures include:
-The Highway 151 Southbound exit #47 (Exit to Highway 18 Westbound into Dodgeville) is open in its permanent location. All other ramps at the Highway 18 interchange will remain closed while construction operations continue to rebuild the pavement and rehabilitate the bridge at that interchange.
-The Highway 151 Southbound exit #44 (Exit to Highway 23 Northbound into Dodgeville) will remain closed.
-The Highway 151 Northbound exit #44 (Exit to Hwy 23 Northbound into Dodgeville) will remain open. The exit has been temporarily moved further South, please watch for signing advising of the temporary exit location.
-The Highway 151 Northbound exit #47 (Exit to Highway 18 Westbound into Dodgeville) will remain closed.
-Access to Highway 151 from Dodgeville will remain open using the Hwy 23 interchange.
-Access to Highway 151 from Dodgeville will remain closed at the Highway 18 interchange.
The City of Dodgeville website also announces that the Highway 18 ramps are expected to re-open in mid-September as work continues along the new Northbound lanes. Once the Highway 18 interchange opens, the Highway 23 interchange will be closed until mid-November while Highway 23 is reconstructed.
Economic Development Specialist Steve Genoway provided a briefing on the Pop Town Square event that took place in Dodgeville last month. A survey was sent out to community members asking two questions: How good of an idea do you think this was? and How would you rate your experience? The feedback received came from 147 responses. The scale was on a one to seven basis, resulting in a 6.88 rating on the idea, and a 6.74 rating on how they rated their overall experience.
"If you're a statistics person at all, those are remarkable ratings," Genoway said to council members. "That means a significant portion of people who filled out the survey gave us perfect scores."
The event has been received with very positive feedback, with minor negative comments, and a formal video presentation is expected to be given at a future council meeting.
City Clerk Treasurer Lisa Riley stated that a thank you letter has been received for the Sath Menon Memorial through the Upland Hills Health Foundation.
The Park and Recreation committee acted on a request to extend the hours at the Ley Memorial Pavilion at Harris Park until 2 a.m. for a quinceanera event. Council members accepted the request, having the event stop at midnight with clean-up completed by 1 a.m. They also approved the Mustang Football Contract for 2019, the Fall Soccer Contract, and a request for the use of Harris Park for Cross Country Meet that takes place September 9, 2019.
In other city council business:
-Council members approved to post the position for the DTV Coordinator position. This person will replace Dale Meinholz who has accepted an offer elsewhere.
-Council members approved a request for Dodgeville's Walmart to expand premise descriptions for alcoholic beverages. This pertains to online grocery ordering services expected to be available as of October 29.
-Council members approved a new two year operator license for Bradley Bryson (Ends June 30, 2021), a new one year operator license for Jacob Christianson (Ends June 30, 2020), a Street Use Permit for Dodgeville Area Chamber of Commerce's DodgeFest event taking place August 17, 2019.
-Council members approved an updated non-criminal Justice agency agreement for Emergency Medical Services, contingent on proper policies put in place as required by the agreement.
-Council members approved claims as read by Alderperson Jerry Johnson.
Council members convened to closed session to discuss the potential purchase of properties. The next regularly scheduled council meeting is on the calendar for Tuesday August 20 at 5:30 p.m.


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