Hibbard Street Reconstruction

Hibbard Street will be completely reconstructed during the summer of 2020. This web page will be residents best source of up to date information regarding the project. If you have any questions/concerns that are not answered by the information on this page please contact us HERE.

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July 24, 2020

Constructions Right Around The Corner

City staff met with the approved contractor to conduct the Pre construction meeting this week and receives some start dates. The contracted tree removal is scheduled to take place the week of August 3rd and the street construction is scheduled to start the week of August 10th. However, this schedule is subject to change with the weather. To find out more about this project visit the FAQ page here.

As always, if there are any questions or concerns please contact us here.

June 4, 2020

Project Update

If you have not heard the great news yet, the City of Columbus was awarded a $450,000 Transportation Grant for the Hibbard Street reconstruction project. However, due to unforeseen delays from the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the City of Columbus had to hold off on awarding the Hibbard Street project to the low bidder. Because the award was delayed, it also means a delay on getting on the contractors schedule. This means that the Hibbard Street Construction is slated to start sometime in August and wrap up towards the end of October. In the meantime, you may still see some work being completed by the utility companies, but as for now, we don’t expect any street work to begin until August.

As always, if there are any questions or concerns please contact us here.

March 24, 2020

Utility Work

You may have noticed different utility groups working on Hibbard Street. As discussed at the Public Information Meetings, these companies are moving their utilities in preparation for the project. These groups will only be doing work within the Right of Way and residents will be notified if any work needs to take place on their private property. This work will be intermittent from now until we break ground on the project.

You may also be wondering what will happen now in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in regards to this project. As you know, this outbreak has become a very fluid situation and we are learning new information every day. Based on Governor Evers “Safer At Home” Executive Order released today, a reconstruction project such as this falls under essential Infrastructure and will continue as planned. Below is Section 10 of the order that describes essential infrastructure. You can read the entire order here.

Safer At Home Executive Order

10. Essential Infrastructure. For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to offer, provide, operate, maintain, and repair Essential Infrastructure.

Essential Infrastructure includes, but is not limited to: food production, distribution, fulfillment centers, storage facilities, marinas, and sales; construction (including, but not limited to, construction required in

response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care and assisted living facilities, public works construction, school construction, Essential Business and Operations construction, construction necessary for Essential Governmental Functions, and housing construction, except that optional or aesthetic construction should be avoided); building management and maintenance; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, gas, and electric (including power generation, distribution, production of raw materials, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources-certified and registered drinking water and wastewater testing laboratories); Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and Public Benefits Energy Assistance Program offices, customer service centers, and public intake centers; distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, and public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services.

As always, if there are any questions or concerns please contact us here.

February 28, 2020

Private Sewer Lateral Replacement Program

The City Council has approved the private sewer lateral replacement program for Columbus Residents. The purpose of this program is to work towards reducing inflow and infiltration of clear waters into the sanitary sewer system from privately owned failing laterals or laterals that are in substandard condition. Read More.

Tree Removal

Residents will notice trees marked for removal in preparation of the reconstruction project this summer. With this work there will also be some limited tree trimming of private trees that are intruding on power lines and other utilities to create a clear, clean, and safe work environment. This work is scheduled to start in early March. As always, if there are any questions or concerns please contact us here.

February 21, 2020



The Report of the Engineer for the Preliminary Assessments for 2020 Hibbard and Turner Street & Utility Improvements has been filed in the office of the City Clerk as directed by Resolution 18-19 of the Common Council of the City of Columbus.  The report may be viewed in the office of the City Clerk, 105 N. Dickason Blvd., Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Common Council of the City of Columbus shall conduct a Public Hearing at the Columbus City Hall, 105 N. Dickason Blvd., Columbus, WI on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM regarding the Report of the Engineer and the preliminary assessments for properties within the following described assessment district all lying within the City of Columbus, Columbia County, Wisconsin; lots abutting both sides of Hibbard Street, from its intersection with Dix Street to its intersection with Maple Avenue.  All interested persons, or their agents, or attorneys may appear before the Council at that time and be heard concerning matters contained in Resolution 18-19 and the Report of the Engineer.  

February 7, 2020

The public hearing for Hibbard Street Special Assessments will be held on March 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers. Bid openings for this project will take place on February 19 and assessments will be sent out on February 20th. 

If you have recently had improvements to your driveway or other areas of your right of way that you feel should be considered in your assessment, please bring documentation of the completed work to the public hearing.