The are moving ahead as planned, according to Caledonia officials.
Work will include replacing sewer and water lines as well as widening roads and adding curb and gutter.
Crews have been out marking trees for removal despite residents' vehement opposition to doing anything beyond the sewer and water work.
Village Engineer Tony Bunkelman confirmed with Patch that he has spent time or spoke with residents that have contacted staff and/or trustees regarding tree removal.
"Most accept my explanations and understand where I'm coming from," he said. "They're still unhappy with the scope of the project."
Village President Bob Bradley had promised to give the project a second look, but Thursday he told Patch that while he understands residents' feelings, the costs associated with any changes would prove prohibitive.
"I took a look at the petitions, and I spoke with several residents in the construction zone, but there's very little I can do at this point," he said.
What he's working on moving forward is how to assess residents with as little financial impact as possible.
"We're going to work on a logical and compassionate method of assessment," Bradley added. "I want to make sure the village is covering as much of the costs as possible so there's as little as possible left for the assessment."
Village staff and officials met with representatives from Globe Contractors from Pewaukee Monday to come up with a tentative construction timeline for the next few weeks:
- April 29 - May 10: Tree clearing, installing erosion control and traffic controls
- May 6: strip top soil in the right-of-way on Ellis Avenue and pulverize pavement on Ellis Avenue
- May 13: Redoing the storm drain tile line on Ellis Avenue