Big Changes Happening on August 7, 2019.


Fifth Street repairs wind down, 2 road projects ramp up

Completion anticipated by end of October

David Wilhelms Leader Correspondent

Photo by David Wilhelms Crews continue work on the rebuilding of East Fifth Street in Shawano. With railroad crossing work and curb and gutter completed this week, the next steps are sidewalk restoration next week and blacktopping completed by the end of July.

While the rebuilding of Fifth Street in Shawano is anticipated to be completed by the end of July, road construction projects affecting traffic on East Green Bay Street and County Road B on Shawano’s south side are ramping up.

“Things may be a little messy for a while. Hopefully, it’ll all be done by the end of October,” said Scott Kroening, Shawano public works director.

Kroening said the railroad crossing on Fifth Street is the current focus of attention along with pouring concrete for curb and gutter. He anticipated that sidewalk restoration will begin next week and “we’ll put blacktop down by the end of July. Hopefully, we’ll be done by the end of July.”

Work starts on East Green Bay Street on July 15, Kroening added. A box culvert will be installed in the vicinity of Prime Motorsports. Kroening advised drivers there will be lane closures all along Green Bay Street as workers perform a variety of repairs for the following six weeks.

Most noticeable will be modifications of the railroad crossing on Green Bay Street where there will be a more gradual ramping up and ramping down of the street from the tracks’ elevation. Kroening anticipated that work to be completed by the last week in August, the week of the county fair.

The County Road B project extends city sewer and water service to the new Reinhart Food Service distribution center, Kroening said. The work will take a week to 10 days.