Special Projects

Below are a list of current projects. Please contact me via email (bmooney@cross-plains.wi.us) to be included our notification list for any of these projects.

Brewery Road Reconstruction

The Village intends to reconstruct Brewery Road (from Valley Street to Laufenberg Boulevard) in 2023. This project includes the street section, water and sewer infrastructure replacements, and the addition of a multi-use path along the west side. Construction will begin in July 2023.

County Highway KP Bridge Reconstruction

The Village is working with Dane County and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and their consultant, Strand Associates, Inc, on the design and reconstruction of the County Highway KP Bridge. The proposed project scope include a bridge replacement project along CTH KP over Black Earth Creek, located 550 feet south of USH 14 in the Village of Cross Plains. The bridge is proposed to be replaced as well as approximately 150 feet of the roadway approaching the bridge from each direction and will include sidewalk on the east side. Anticipated construction start is July of 2023 and should last approximately two months. This section of Market Street is anticipated to be closed for the duration, with KP traffic being routed onto Bourbon Road. 

Project contacts:  For additional information, please contact either the Consultant Project Manager Elisa Becker at 608-251-4843 or elisa.becker@strand.com,  or the County Project Manager Brian Rice at 608-266-4037 or rice.brian@countyofdane.com

New Village Hall / Police Station

The Village purchased land at 1601 Bourbon Road in 2022 as a likely site for the future new Village Hall and Police Station. Community tours of our current facility were held during 2022 (and are currently available at any time upon request). A subgroup has been established to start planning, and has taken tours of other communities' facilities. An architect will be hired in late 2023/early 2024, and then community visioning sessions will be held to get public input on the new facility. Construction is expected to take place in 2025.

Gateway to the Driftless Regional Trail

The Village of Cross Plains has partnered with Gateway to the Driftless (GTTD) with the intent of building a multi-use regional from Middleton to Reedsburg via Devil’s Lake. The project received a significant boost recently from Dane and Sauk Counties, when they approved $4,000,000 toward Sauk Trail Wisconsin River Crossing ($2,000,000 each). Dane County also approved $270,000 in PARC/Ride grant to the Village of Cross Plains to construct a multi-use path from Gil’s Way to Bourbon Road. It is anticipated that this section will eventually connect to Salmo Pond, and one day, to GTTD Regional Trail. More information about GTTD or the proposed regional trial can be found by going to https://gatewaytothedriftless.com/. More information regarding the economic impact of the proposed trial corridor can be found at https://sauk.extension.wisc.edu/files/2021/04/GTTD-Trail-System-Economic-Impact-Study-012021.pdf.

Black Earth Creek Watershed Flood and Water Quality Planning

The goal of this effort is to identify specific projects and practices that provide a quantifiable level of flood protection to communities, water quality benefits to Black Earth Creek and its tributaries, and recreational, economic, and ecological benefits to the watershed as a whole. More information can be found at https://becw-greenplan-silvernail.hub.arcgis.com/

Dane County Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning

The Dane County Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning effort takes place every five years. The plan outlines a strategy with specific programs and policies that can be implemented by Dane County and local units of government within Dane County to reduce the impact of natural hazards on people, structures, and the natural environment. A wide range of hazard mitigation projects are being considered, from small individual actions to large scale community projects. 

The Village’s participation in this planning effort has identified tornadoes, flooding, and windstorms as the highest priority hazards for the community. The Village has proposed a series of mitigation strategies to address these issues. More information on plan preparation and the mitigation strategies can be found at https://www.cross-plains.wi.us/1299/Natural-Hazard-Mitigation-Planning.