NORTH 60TH STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
- 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)
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.
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