In an effort to keep the electors apprised of the Mill Street Bridge project we would like to take this opportunity to share the progress we have made thus far.
In 2013 we saw the bridge was beginning to deteriorate and applied for a state grant to fund the repairs. At that time, due to Governor Walker’s budget cuts, we were denied.
We continued to keep the bridge open by making temporary repairs until such time we could apply for another grant in 2015.
The Town of Lyons was awarded the 2017 grant to replace the bridge. With construction to begin sometime in 2019.
At a cost of upwards of $600,000 we felt it would be best to keep the road open as long as possible with the continued temporary repairs and wait for the grant to be available, keeping, you, the elector’s pocket books in mind.
Engineering was started back in the Fall of 2017 with the hopes that the project could be moved forward if the grant funds became available sooner. We understand your frustration and are working diligently to move the project along as best we can. However, we are at the mercy of the grant procedures. Construction on the bridge cannot start until grant money is awarded, or we will lose the grant.
Unfortunately the permanent repairs and the grant have not arrived soon enough making it necessary to close the bridge until such time the new bridge can be completed.
If you’d like to follow the progress of the project please visit our web-site at townoflyonswi.com or follow us on Facebook.