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Arbor Vitae Town Board approves road bids

April 17, 2020 by Brian Jopek

The Arbor Vitae Town Board last week approved a $340,000 bid from Pitlik and Wick to do work on nearly two miles of town road in 2020. 

Northeast Asphalt, with a bid of $390,000, was the other company that submitted a bid for the work. 

Town chairman Frank Bauers on Friday said the roads that will be worked on are just over a half mile of Arnett Road, a little more than a quarter of a mile of Matson Road, a very short portion of Trapp Road and a little over a mile of Sumac Lake Road. 

He said the town board also denied a request from two businesses to have the town move road weight limit signs on Old Highway 51 near the Arbor Vitae-Woodruff school.

“They’d like to be able to have delivery trucks get in and out of there during road limits,” Bauers said. “They weren’t happy, but I asked, ‘What has changed since you bought your property?’ and the answer was nothing’s changed. It’s a little inconvenience for three or four weeks out of the year. So, we opted not to, at this time, move those load limit signs.”

He said he told the business owners they saw the bids opened for the roads earlier in the meeting. 

“A mile of Sumac Lake Road was $175,000,” Bauers said. “We can’t afford to have our roads damaged.”

Brian Jopek may be reached via email at [email protected]

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