Okee Bridge & County Road V Construction
2019 Construction Schedule
- Mon, July 8, 2019: Construction begins.
- Wed, August 14, 2019: County Road V expected to close at the railroad tracks near Hwy 113.
- Mon, September 2, 2019: Labor Day Holiday
- Tue, September 3, 2019: Okee Bridge expected to CLOSE to ALL VEHICLE TRAFFIC for the remainder of the project.
- October 31, 2019: Construction expected to end and Okee Bridge will reopen.
- Friday, August 16, 2019: Weekly Update (PDF)
- Friday, August 09, 2019: Weekly Update (PDF)
- Friday, August 02, 2019: Weekly Update (PDF)
- Friday, July 26, 2019: Weekly Update (PDF)
- Friday, July 19, 2019: Weekly Update (PDF)
- Friday, July 12, 2019: Weekly Update (PDF)
- Friday, July 05, 2019: Weekly Update (PDF)
Other News & Documents
Construction is scheduled to begin shortly after the July 4, 2019 holiday weekend and continue through October 2019. The Okee Bridge is expected to remain open through Labor Day weekend and then be closed from about September 3, 2019 until the project is completed.
The waterway under the bridge is to remain open to boat traffic at all times. However due to the work, there may be times when boat traffic may have to briefly wait for the contractor to accommodate them to pass under the bridge. The contractor will be placing navigational markers in the water.
Proposed improvements include the realignment of CTH V at the Shamrock Road/Old Sauk Road intersection, replacing the existing bridge deck and rehabilitating the existing bridge structure on the causeway and providing sidewalk and additional parking to improve safety for pedestrians and vehicles.
General Project Documents
|Columbia County Highway|
Chris Hardy, PEColumbia County Highway CommissionerOffice: 608-429-2136Email: email@example.com
| Wisconsin Department of Transportation|
Greg Brecka, PEWisDOT Project ManagerOffice: 608-245-2671Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Construction Project Engineer|
Alex Passow, PEMSA Professional Services, IncOffice: 715-304-0401Cell: 715-892-7296Email: email@example.com
Jim Crowley, PEVice PresidentParisi Construction Co, IncOffice: 608-848-5991Cell: 608-358-3920Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Property Owners' Liaison|
Fred GruberJewell Associates Engineers, Inc.560 Sunrise DrSpring Green, WI 53588Office: 608-588-7484Cell: 608-341-8194Email: email@example.com
| Engineer - Project Manager|
Dan SchrumAyres Associates5201 E Terrace Dr, Suite 200Madison, WI 53718Office: 608-443-1200Direct: 608-443-1277Email: SchrumD@AyresAssociates.com
Archived Past Announcements & Meetings
Jun 27, 2019: Pre-Construction Informational Meeting
Columbia County Highway Department held a Public Information Meeting on the upcoming Okee Bridge & County Road V construction project. The meeting was held at the Lodi Town Hall from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.
Aug 9, 2018: Informational Meeting
A Public Involvement meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Lodi Town Hall.
This meeting will provide the public with a project update since the last Public Involvement Meeting held on November 29, 2017. A summary of the proposed improvements and corresponding schedule will be discussed with an opportunity to ask questions. Proposed improvements include the realignment of CTH V at the Shamrock Road/Old Sauk Road intersection, replacing the existing bridge deck and rehabilitating the existing bridge structure on the causeway and providing sidewalk and additional parking to improve safety for pedestrians and vehicles. This project is adjacent to publicly owned property; Madeline Summers Park, Okee Lake Park, and the Lake Wisconsin Boat Access (Okee Landing) on Old Sauk Road. See enclosed exhibit.
See Okee Bridge County Rd V Construction Information Meeting (PDF) for letter from Project Manager, Dan Schrum and tentative project plan as it existed then.