Oneida St. reconstruction to start mid-March
A $13 million project to upgrade utilities and install a new concrete road surface on Oneida Street from the Skyline Bridge to Midway Road will begin in March.
The project will happen in several phases over two years. In 2017, underground utility work will take place. That work will include replacing City storm and sanitary sewer lines along the corridor. Many of those sewer lines have been in use since the 1920s and are undersized for future needs in the area. Private utilities work on cable and telephone lines will also be occurring this year. Reconstruction of the road surface will take place starting in March 2018.
2017 Construction Work
The work this year will take place in five different segments. Throughout the construction period from March - September different sections of Oneida St. will be closed at different times. Access to local businesses will be maintained at all times throughout the project. However, we recommend drivers trying to reach downtown from the south side of the city use the posted detour or another route as all lanes of Oneida St. will be blocked at various times throughout the project this year.
2018 Construction Work
In 2018 work will start up again as the road is repaved with a new concrete surface. That work is expected to last from March - September. Lane restrictions and closures will also be in effect during that phase of the project.
Bike lanes will also be added to each direction of Oneida St. from Midway Rd. to connect with bike lanes on the Skyline Bridge and on Olde Oneida St. The popular Marigold Mile will also be maintained and overhead power lines between the Skyline Bridge and Calumet St. will be buried underground. New decorative street lighting and sidewalks will also be part of the project.
The state is paying for $5.4 million of the project. For the latest information on the project, follow our project Facebook page.
Appleton Communications Coordinator Chad Doran can be reached at (920) 832-5814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube