Pavement removals on the east side of North 60th Street from West Capitol Drive to West Fond Du Lac Avenue will be finished by the end of Friday, August 28th. The contractor is continuing to work in the intersection of 60th and Hampton Ave. Pavement removal, excavation, sewer and CUC work throughout the project limits will take place over the next few weeks. The bridge crew has started saw cutting the bridge deck and will begin to remove the pavement and back walls. Once completed, the contractor will focus on removing and replacing the bridge bearings. (Added 8/27/20)
The railing installation on the west half of the bridge will be completed the week of August 17th. The contractor is finishing curb and gutter, electrical and CUC work before the anticipated traffic switch on Wednesday, August 19th. During this next stage of construction, motorists will be traveling on the newly constructed west side of 60th Street while work is taking place on the east side. By the end of next week, the contractor will begin to break and remove the existing pavement in the northbound lanes. Crews will also begin to remove the concrete deck on the east half of the 60th Street bridge over Lincoln Creek. This work will take place through the end of August. (Added 8/13/20)
The contractor has completed majority of the mainline pavement for stage 1 of construction on North 60th Street. Remaining concrete work for the southbound lanes include a section of the intersection at West Hampton Avenue, the bridge approach, and the parking lane from West Fond Du Lac Avenue to West Capitol Drive. Crews are also working on curb and gutter, electrical and CUC over the next three weeks. In addition, the contractor will install the bridge railing and add a protective surface treatment on the west side of the North 60th Street bridge. Sidewalk on the west side of the street is scheduled to be done in late Fall. The next stage, the reconstruction of the northbound lanes, is anticipated to begin mid-August. (Added 7/30/20)
- WE Energies is finishing their exterior vaults inspections and repairs within the project limits. Once this is completed the contractor will complete the grading and graveling operation between W. Hope Ave. and W. Capitol Dr. The contractor is also finishing up placing underground communication and traffic signal conduit for stage 1. The contractor plans to begin pouring the mainline pavement on North 60th Street, south of the bridge to W. Fond Du Lac Avenue, as early as the week of July 6th. We anticipate pouring the concrete deck on the west half of the North 60th Street bridge during the second week of July as well. All work is weather dependent and subject to change. (Added 6/29/20)
- The removal of the concrete deck on the west half of the 60th Street bridge over Lincoln Creek has been completed. Over the next several weeks, crews will begin setting up forms, installing rebar and pouring concrete on the backwalls, and conducting concrete surface repairs on the substructure of the bridge. Storm sewer work and underground conduit installation continues throughout the North 60th Street reconstruction project. We Energies is also repairing their utility facilities. (Added 6/5/20)
- North 60th Street reconstruction project started on May 4th with stage 1 traffic control set up, clearing and grubbing completed, and erosion control installed. Pavement removal and excavation on North 60th Street will continue over the next two weeks. The contractor is crushing the pavement to recycle and reuse as the base course. Starting the week of May 18th, crews will begin to remove the concrete deck on the west half of the 60th Street bridge over Lincoln Creek. In addition, storm sewer work will begin and the installation of underground conduit will follow. Traffic signals resumed operating at the intersections of W. Fond du lac Avenue and N. 60th St., W. Fond du lac Avenue and W. Congress St., and N. 60th St. and W. Congress St. on May 13th. Utility repairs for the We Energies manhole is ongoing. (Added 5/15/20)
Temporary stop signs were put in place May 13th at the intersections of W. Fond du lac Avenue and N. 60th St., W. Fond du lac Avenue and W. Congress St., and N. 60th St. and W. Congress St. A We Energies manhole unexpectedly collapsed in the roadway requiring immediate repair. Electric service to the aforementioned traffic signals have been disabled. The utility anticipates repairs will take up to two days. Traffic backups may occur so please plan ahead when traveling through this location. (Added 5/13/20)
Start: May 4, 2020
Completion: End of October, 2020
All work is weather dependent and subject to change
The Department of Public Works, in conjunction with the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation, will reconstruct N. 60th St. from W. Hampton Ave. to W. Capitol Dr.
The project will consist of removing the deteriorated pavement and replacing it with new concrete pavement, curb & gutter, driveway approaches and sidewalk, where necessary. Street lighting and traffic signals will be updated and storm sewer inlets and laterals will be replaced as needed. In addition, the bridge deck over the Lincoln Creek will be replaced. Once completed, the roadway will accommodate two driving lanes, a bike lane in each direction and a parking lane for the majority of the project limits. The parking lane on the east side of North 60th Street between West Capitol Drive and North Fond du Lac Avenue will be eliminated.
The majority of the project is scheduled to be complete in October 2020 with landscape and electrical work planned in 2021.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION
To minimize how construction will impact residents, businesses, and the traveling public, the project will be split into two major stages:
STAGE 1: The west side of North 60th Street (southbound) will be closed for construction. Majority of the side streets on the west side of the project will be closed. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on the east side of the roadway. On-street parking will be restricted.
STAGE 2: The east side of North 60th Street (northbound) will be closed for construction. Majority of the side streets on the east side of the project will be closed. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on the west side of the roadway. On-street parking will be restricted.
Commercial driveways: There will be disruptions to driveway access such as when the contractor is breaking and removing pavement, grading, putting in curb and gutter, and paving.
Residential driveways: Access will be restricted in the work zone. Temporary overnight parking permit instructions are provided.
Project staff will notify property owners 48 hours in advance when any driveway is being removed and rebuilt.
Pedestrian access will be maintained to abutting properties during construction with the least amount of inconvenience. Short-term disruptions will occur when sidewalks are being removed and rebuilt.
This project will affect the MCTS BlueLine & Route 76 (via N. 60th) bus service. Updates can be found at www.ridemcts.com.
- The BlueLine (Fond du Lac Ave-Congress St Branch) will detour off Congress between 60th St. & Hampton. Buses will use Fond du Lac Ave., Hampton Ave. and 68th St.
- The BlueLine (Fond du Lac Ave-Mill Rd Branch) will detour off 60th St. between Congress and Villard. Buses will use Fond du Lac Ave, 68th St. and Villard Ave.
- Route 76 (N 60th St) can anticipate delays.
Work is allowed Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The sawing of mainline concrete pavement outside of 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. will be allowed due to the fact it has to be completed right after "initial set" and before random cracking occurs. The placement of the mainline concrete pavement is a critical milestone in keeping these large paving projects on schedule.
Any work scheduled on weekends will need approval from the Department of Public Works.
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works held a public involvement meeting to receive input and share project details with residents and businesses located in the project area. The open house meeting was held on April 10, 2018 at Mt. Lebanon Evangelical Lutheran Church and School from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. One resident attended.
The contractor and project team scheduled a pre-construction meeting for the public on April 28, 2020. This meeting was a teleconference from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. due to the challenges of COVID-19. One community member participated in the call. A pre-construction meeting is opportunity for the public to receive details on the construction schedule, staging, and address concerns of expected impacts.