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File #: 55961    Version: Name: SUBSTITUTE Approving temporary construction work with associated noise impacts between the hours of 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM (Monday-Saturday) and between the hours of 7:00 PM and 10:00 AM (Sunday) for work associated with WSOR Railroad Crossing Replacement at
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/17/2019 In control: Engineering Division
On agenda: 6/18/2019 Final action: 6/18/2019
Enactment date: 6/21/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00461
Title: SUBSTITUTE Approving temporary construction work with associated noise impacts between the hours of 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM (Monday-Saturday) and between the hours of 7:00 PM and 10:00 AM (Sunday) for work associated with WSOR Railroad Crossing Replacement at the E. Wilson St., S. Blair St. and John Nolen Dr. intersection. (4th and 6th AD)
Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel, Michael E. Verveer
Attachments: 1. Letter to Residents_BPW Hearing June 5 2019.pdf, 2. Version 1 55961.pdf

Fiscal Note

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SUBSTITUTE  Approving temporary construction work with associated noise impacts between the hours of 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM (Monday-Saturday) and between the hours of 7:00 PM and 10:00 AM (Sunday) for work associated with WSOR Railroad Crossing Replacement at the E. Wilson St., S. Blair St. and John Nolen Dr. intersection. (4th and 6th AD)

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PREAMBLE

 

Associated with the City’s reconstruction of E. Wilson St. and Williamson St., WSOR will replace the railroad crossing that extends through the intersection of E. Wilson St., S. Blair St. and John Nolen Dr.  This railroad crossing is currently in poor condition and is an issue not only for vehicles, but also for pedestrians and bicyclists that are using the intersection.

 

In order to perform this work, WSOR will need to close E. Wilson St. and S. Blair St. at the railroad crossing.  These streets are important transportation corridors, so City Engineering and City Traffic Engineering have requested that the number of days of the road closures be reduced as much as possible, and to be completed during mostly non-peak times, especially on S. Blair St.  To accomplish these goals, WSOR has requested permission to work between the hours of 7:00pm and 7:00am, and prior to 10:00 am on Sunday.

 

The proposed schedule is as follows: close E. Wilson St. early on a Thursday morning (prior to 7:00am, likely around 6:00am) to start work on that portion of the crossing, then close S. Blair St. early on the following Saturday morning (prior to 7:00am, likely around 5:00am) to work on that portion of the crossing, and to start work around 6:00am that Sunday to finish placing the new crossing and re-open the streets by 5:00am the following Monday.  It is currently anticipated that this work would start on Thursday, June 20, but, if weather prevents work that weekend, Thursday, June 27 and Thursday, July 11 are is the alternate start dates.

 

Madison General Ordinance section 24.08(3) provides the Common Council the ability to allow construction activities outside of the hours of 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Monday-Saturday) and outside the work hours of 10:00AM to 7:00PM (Sundays) with the passage of a resolution and a hearing before the Board of Public Works.

 

The proposed activities beyond these work hours may be as follows:

 

1.   Removal of existing rails and timbers

2.   Grading of new gravel bed for the new railroad crossing

3.   Placement of concrete panels and rails for the new crossing

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that construction work, with associated noise impacts, between the hours of 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM (Monday-Saturday) and between 7:00PM and 10:00AM (Sunday) on are hereby approved in accordance with Section 24.08(3) of the Madison General Ordinances., and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the construction activities outside the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM (Monday-Saturday) and 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Sunday) are limited to those activities identified in this resolution and the hours specified, and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the approval of that construction work, as provided in this resolution shall expire on July 16, 2019.