More specific planning for an upgrade to Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay will move forward as a result of action taken by the board of public works Tuesday evening. After hearing from engineering consultants Steve Parent & Peter Hurth of Baudhuin, Incorporated, the board selected the option that includes curb & gutter installation & sidewalk on both sides of the busy street where possible. When the cost of a detention pond is included, the estimate comes in at just over a million dollars. The action taken provides direction for the project planners, but a final decision on the project would have to be made by the city council following input from the public. City Engineer Tony Depies explains what the engineers will be doing now that they have direction from the board of public works…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/N63.mp3|titles=Tony Depies]
One reason for the upgrade on Egg Harbor Road is to deal with water runoff issues. That is why the city acquired property near the Neighborhood Pub for a detention pond. Depies says the pond & other measures are only part of a long range effort to deal with water problems…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/N64.mp3|titles=Tony Depies]
Because of the time spent discussing the Egg Harbor Road project, the board put off discussion on the five year capital improvement plan.