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Four Mile Underpass Project Forges Ahead

It's taken a couple of years, but village officials are hopeful the project will move forward.

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With an agreement in hand, Village officials hope to have the Four Mile and Douglas Avenue underpass project underway this fall.

Tom Lebak, the village administrator, told the Village Board Tuesday night that a few last minute details still need to be worked out, but they hope to have the project bid out in July and have the bids open by Sept. 1.

The project, which is meant to ease traffic congestion along the railroad tracks on Four Mile Road just west of Douglas Avenue, has been in the works since 2005. The underpass project was initiated because of a $2 billion We Energies expansion, which was just completed in January. Lebak said the bid needs to come in under the amount of money the village is getting from We Energies, which is $600,000 over 20 years. The money will fund the construction of the overpass.

Caledonia Confused June 23, 2011 at 11:39 PM
Can you get a drawing that can be posted? Could the village post it on their web site? When and where will 4 Mile Road be closed and what is the temporary route? When and where will the bike trail be closed and what is the temporary route?
Denise Lockwood June 24, 2011 at 03:01 AM
Yes I can post drawings. I'll see if I can get one.
Caledonia Confused June 25, 2011 at 02:42 AM
That would be great! People would like to know how to get into the Post Office during construction. Will they put in a new parking lot entrance before closing off 4 Mile Road to dig under the tracks? Or will there be a temporary entrance?

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