2017 South Street Reconstruction Project

August 24 - Paving of the street has been completed. The paving contractor will be back in the next few days to finish patching in asphalt driveways that needed to be cut back behind the sidewalk. All residents can go ahead and use their driveways again. The line markings and crosswalks are expected to be painted on the street early next week, and traffic signs and crosswalk signals should be installed then as well. Thank you to all South Street residents for dealing with the noise, dust, and inconvenience of this project! Your cooperation has been greatly appreciated!


August 19 - Concrete work has been completed, and lawn restoration is nearly finished. Weather permitting, final grading of the road surface should take place early next week. Paving is scheduled for the end of next week. Painting crosswalks, sign installation, and other final details should be done shortly after.


August 4 - Underground utilty work has been completed, and the road base has been installed and rough-graded. The concrete contractor has been prepping for concrete. Curb & gutter and sidewalk is expected to be poured beginning August 8. Driveway approaches should be completed shortly after. Residents will not be able to access their driveways for approximately seven days after pouring is complete to allow the concrete to cure.


July 22 - Underground utility installation is nearing completion. We Energies has relocated some natural gas services and Alliant Energy has move some power poles that were in conflict with the new street construction. Krause Excavating has been working on removing the existing road base and installing fabric, breaker run, and gravel. After the new roadbed is installed and graded, concrete work will begin. The concrete contractor is expected to be on site around the first of August to start installing curb, gutter, and sidewalk.


July 13 - Storm sewer is being installed near the intersection of South and Church Streets.

Preparation of the roadbed is scheduled to begin next week, starting at Main Street and working toward the south. This will include the removal of the remaining pavement, curb, gutter, and sidewalk, along with removing the existing material under the pavement. Geotextile fabric and an improved base will be installed to strengthen the roadbed and extend the life of the new asphalt driving surface. During the day, while the contractor is removing the existing material and improving the road base, no traffic will be able to pass through the area. Installation of storm sewer and water and sanitary sewer laterals will continue at the same time. Please avoid the construction area- access will be very limited.


July 7 - All water and sanitary sewer main has been installed on South Street. Lateral connections to individual properties are underway. Water and sewer laterals for each property are being replaced to the back side of the sidewalk as part of this project. Residents will have water service disrupted for a short time during connection of their water lateral to the new water main.


June 23 - Kruczek Construction has completed installation of the sanitary sewer main and has begun connecting laterals. The water main has been completed from Main Street to Kane Street. Water lateral connections should begin soon.


June 5 - Construction begins on South Street

Please try to avoid traveling through this area of South Street if at all possible. While construction is underway, the intersection of South and Kane Streets or the intersection of Church and South Streets will remain open. Depending on construction progress, only one of these intersections may be open at any given time, and access may change from day to day. This will allow local traffic to access Main Street via Kane and Bradley, or Church and South. Truck traffic will not be allowed on residential streets- trucks should access Main Street/County D via Highway 16.


The Village of Fall River will be reconstructing South Street during the summer of 2017. The section of South Street from Main Street to a point approximately 500 feet south of Kane Street will be affected. The scope of the project will include removal and replacement of the driving surface, curb and gutter, sidewalks, water main, sanitary sewer main, and storm sewer. Water and sanitary sewer laterals within the right-of-way will be replaced, and improved signage in the area near the school will be installed. Construction is expected to begin after school is out in June and be completed by September. South Street will be closed to through-traffic during construction.

The Village has contracted with General Engineering, Portage, for design, engineering, and inspection services. Kruczek Construction, Green Bay, will be the general contractor.

An informational meeting was held on April 26 at 6:30 pm in the multipurpose room at the Fall River School with representatives from the Village, General Engineering, and Kruczek Construction.

Construction on South Street is scheduled to begin on June 5 and to be completed by September 1. During this time, the area of South Street under construction will be closed to through-traffic. Local residents will be able to access their property before the contractor begins work each morning and at the end of each work day. Typically, construction will be taking place Monday-Friday from approximately 7 am to 5 pm. A weather delay during the week may require working on Friday.

Mail delivery will be affected for South Street residents. The contractor will be installing banks of mailboxes in adjacent areas accessible to the mail carrier. Residents will be notified of the location where they will need to pick up their mail. Existing mailboxes will be removed by the contractor, placed on the lawn of each property, and reinstalled at the completion of the project.

Residents should continue to place garbage and recyclables curbside or as near as possible to the regular pick-up spot for Thursday collection. The contractor will be working with Advanced Disposal to ensure garbage and recyclables are collected.

The Village of Fall River, General Engineering, and Kruczek Construction appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation throughout this project. While some inconveniences are inevitable, we will do what we can do make the project go smoothly.


Contact Information


General Engineering: Kory Anderson
Phone: (608) 697-8001