Rutland Town Hall

A joint road reconstruction project between the City of Stoughton and townships of Dunn and Rutland on several road reconstructions is tentatively set to begin Tuesday, July 5 and end Friday, Sept. 2.

According to a June 20 town of Rutland news release, the following roads will be closed to thru traffic and will only allow local traffic to residences and businesses: Rutland-Dunn Town Line Rd (from US Hwy 51 to Netherwood Rd)., and Sunrise Rd., Lake Kegonsa Rd., and Starr School Rd. (north from Hwy 138).

The project will start by adding a layer of gravel on top of the existing asphalt surface, which will be then ground and pulverized together, watered, shaped, and rolled before the new asphalt surface will be applied. This surface needs a few weeks to harden before shouldering can be done.

People are asked to drive slowly and carefully and take the shortest distance to the nearest road to get out of the construction area, and to plan accordingly for possible delays. The project will not affect mail, parcel delivery, emergency services or garbage pickup, though garbage and recycling cans should be placed in the driveway, not the street. .

Property owners are responsible for making adjustments to the placement of their existing USPS mailbox to comply with USPS and Town Mailbox Policy. All USPS mailboxes are required to have a clearance of 44-inches in height off the ground and be located such that the face of the mailbox is 3 feet from the paved road surface.

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Contact reporter Scott De Laruelle

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