The street sections outlined in red will be worked on with mill-and-overlay projects.
The street sections outlined in red will be worked on with mill-and-overlay projects.

   Summer may be better known as “construction season” in Wisconsin, but thus far Riponites have been spared from seeing much orange.

   For a few spots around town, however, that’s going to change soon.

   Beginning Monday, July 22, several smaller road projects are expected to begin.

   A contractor is expected to start a series of mill-and-overlay improvements to a series of secondary roads in Ripon.

   Often in recent years, Ripon has opted to do a couple blocks of complete road reconstruction meant to buy years of good driving for a short section of roadway.

   The mill-and-overlay option, however, is meant to buy a few years of improved driving for a much lower price tag.

Read the full story with more specifics about the construction plans in the July 11, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.