Stevens Street shakes as road work begins MondaySubmitted: 04/15/2019
Stephen Goin
Stephen Goin

Stevens Street shakes as road work begins Monday
RHINELANDER - People complain about the rough roads in and around Rhinelander every year.

Sometimes those roads have to get even rougher to be fixed.

On Stevens Street, that work began in earnest close to 11 a.m. Monday, according to a person who lives there.

Contractors have begun ripping up the stretch of Steven's Street between the intersections of Timber Drive and Phillip Street.

Homeowners near the reconstruction project said their houses were literally shaking when heavy machinery rolled in.

"That was loud! The house was shaking, yeah, but we made it through," said Tammy Hill, a Stevens Street resident. 

The city hopes to finish work on this 2-block stretch by early June.

18-million dollars will be spent to replace underground pipes and repave more than two miles of the street.

It's been in the works since last year, but one person who lives here said she didn't know the work was starting until she was told to move her car this morning.

"It's pretty noisy, and to be honest it would have been nice to know when they were going to close off the street," said Nyki, another Stevens Street resident.

Work on Stevens Street may be delayed toward the end of the week as Weatherwatch 12 predicts Rhinelander could see up to two inches of rain by Friday. 

For more information on the reconstruction project, visit the city's update page via this link.

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