FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- Construction began Monday on a 1.5-mile stretch of McKee Road between Seminole Highway and Fish Hatchery Road.
The project, expected to last until late October, will cost roughly $2.6-million dollars.
Fitchburg Mayor Shawn Pfaff said his city and Dane County are splitting the cost in half because, while McKee Road is part of County Highway PD, Fitchburg will take over the stretch currently under construction come 2020.
Pfaff said the renovations are the result of constituents calling to complain that the road was very bumpy during the winter months.
"If we back up six months ago, people were calling left and right asking 'when are you going to fix this road?'" Pfaff said. "The road was like a washboard in the winter time. It was very bumpy."Construction crews will be digging six inches into the ground to resurface the roadway. Pfaff said the hope is the new road will be able to better resist the freezing and thawing precipitation of winter. He said that's what caused McKee Road to deteriorate in the first place.
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