New riprap, sidewalk going in along Traxler Park lagoon

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Gina Duwe
Monday, September 1, 2014

What's happening?: The city is repairing the east side wall of the Traxler Park lagoon in downtown Janesville. The rusty railing between the lagoon and deteriorating sidewalk was removed, and the old sidewalk will be torn out.

Workers are stabilizing the lagoon wall with riprap and creating a slightly gentler slope into the water, said Karissa Chapman, civil engineer with the city.

“It's not dangerous,” she said. “We wanted to make improvements for slope stabilization. If you look at the concrete in that area, it just aesthetically was not holding up.”

More than 250 feet of sidewalk will be replaced, she said.

Cost: Bjoin Limestone of Janesville was the low bidder for the project at just under $90,000.

Timeline: The rainy weather last week hampered plans to get the project underway. Work will continue this week, and everything should be put back together when water-skiers take over the park next week. Traxler Park is the site of the 2014 World Water Ski Show Tournament on Sept. 12-14.

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