Special Projects

Below are a list of current projects. Please contact me via email (bchang@cross-plains.wi.us) to be included our notification list for any of these projects.

Dane County Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning

The Dane County Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning effort takes place every five years. The plan outlines a strategy with specific programs and policies that can be implemented by Dane County and local units of government within Dane County to reduce the impact of natural hazards on people, structures, and the natural environment. A wide range of hazard mitigation projects are being considered, from small individual actions to large scale community projects. 

The Village’s participation in this planning effort has identified tornadoes, flooding, and windstorms as the highest priority hazards for the community. The Village has proposed a series of mitigation strategies to address these issues. More information on plan preparation and the mitigation strategies can be found at https://www.cross-plains.wi.us/1299/Natural-Hazard-Mitigation-Planning.  

Black Earth Creek Watershed Flood and Water Quality Planning

The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission will be hosting its fourth Community Stake Holder meeting on November 16th. This meeting will be held virtually and will be geared towards elected officials, but it is open to the public. The goal of this effort is to identify specific projects and practices that provide a quantifiable level of flood protection to communities, water quality benefits to Black Earth Creek and its tributaries, and recreational, economic, and ecological benefits to the watershed as a whole. More information can be found at https://becw-greenplan-silvernail.hub.arcgis.com/

Gateway to the Driftless Regional Trail

The Village of Cross Plains has partnered with Gateway to the Driftless (GTTD) with the intent of building a multi-use regional from Middleton to Reedsburg via Devil’s Lake. The project received a significant boost recently from Dane and Sauk Counties, when they approved $4,000,000 toward Sauk Trail Wisconsin River Crossing ($2,000,000 each). Dane County also approved $270,000 in PARC/Ride grant to the Village of Cross Plains to construct a multi-use path from Gil’s Way to Bourbon Road. It is anticipated that this section will eventually connect to Salmo Pond, and one day, to GTTD Regional Trail. More information about GTTD or the proposed regional trial can be found by going to https://gatewaytothedriftless.com/. More information regarding the economic impact of the proposed trial corridor can be found at https://sauk.extension.wisc.edu/files/2021/04/GTTD-Trail-System-Economic-Impact-Study-012021.pdf.

Well #3

The Village is diligently working through this project. You will notice a drilling crew at Hollfelder Park through the end of November. There will be no drilling over the Thanksgiving holiday and testing of the well will be conducted on the week of November 29th. For the test period, the contractor will need to run a generator for 24 hours. Staff held a neighborhood meeting in October to obtain comment on the wellhouse and landscaping. The online public comment section is open until November 18th. The Village plans to bid the well house construction over the winter with the construction anticipated through the 2022 construction season. More information can be found at https://www.cross-plains.wi.us/Admin/DocumentCenter/Document/View/1096/Public-Visioning-Session-Form---Holfelder-Park---Well-3

Scenic Valley Subdivision

Housing construction continues as planned. The Village has received a request from the Developer to deed the infrastructure to the Village. The Village Board will consider the request at its November 22nd board meeting. More information regarding available lots can be found at http://www.scenicvalleycp.com/.

Creek Crossing at Saint Francis Subdivision

The construction for this development has concluded with the exception of third party utility installation. The Village has received a request from the Developer to deed the infrastructure to the Village.  The Village has also received a request to rezone Lots 70-77 to allow for the construction of a series of duplexes. The Village Board will consider these items at its November 22nd board meeting. 

Upon acceptance by the Village Board, the Village will place temporary barricades at the Laufenberg Boulevard connection point to discourage thru traffic. However, since it will be a public street at this point, the Village will need to keep the road open for services. All construction vehicles (including housing construction) are still required to access the site from N. Hill Point Road.

Information on available lots can be found at https://sprinkmanrealestate.com/creek-crossing-at-st-francis/.

Brewery Road Reconstruction

The Village intends to reconstruct Brewery Road (from Valley Street to Laufenberg Boulevard) in 2023. This project includes the street section, water, and sewer replacements. Planning for this effort will start in 2022 with the anticipation for final design in the fall of 2022. The Village intends to hold a series of meetings throughout next year. 

County Highway KP Bridge Reconstruction

The Village is working with Dane County and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and their consultant, Strand Associates, Inc, on the design and reconstruction of the County Highway KP Bridge. The proposed project scope include a bridge replacement project along CTH KP over Black Earth Creek, located 550 feet south of USH 14 in the Village of Cross Plains. The bridge is proposed to be replaced as well as approximately 150 feet of the roadway approaching the bridge from each direction and will include sidewalk on the east side. Anticipated construction start is May of 2023 and should last approximately two months. This section of Market Street is anticipated to be closed for the duration, with KP traffic being routed onto Bourbon Road. 

Project contacts:  For additional information, please contact either the Consultant Project Manager Elisa Becker at 608-251-4843 or elisa.becker@strand.com,  or the County Project Manager Brian Rice at 608-266-4037 or rice.brian@countyofdane.com