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April 22, 2014

During the last week the pace of activities has continued to accelerate.

Traffic continues to be restricted to a single lane in both the east and westbound directions and will remain that way until completion of the project; however, the lanes that are open to traffic have changed over the last week. We ask that you exercise caution while driving through the project site as there will be frequent lane changes in the coming weeks.

Over the next week the contractor is anticipating that they will be finishing installation of concrete sidewalk, driveway aprons and access ramps on the south side of Janesville Road.  Work on the installation of sod and landscape items on the south side and in the median of Janesville Road will also be continuing over the next week.

The contractor will also begin the installation of the sidewalk on the north side of Janesville Road during the next week.  During the sidewalk installation the contractor will install a string line to be used for grading of the sidewalk base and for guidance of the paving machine.  The installation of the sidewalk is tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday, April 28, and will take the majority of the week to complete.   While the sidewalk and concrete driveway aprons are being installed, residents will need to make alternate parking arrangements as the contractor will not be placing gaps for driveway openings.  Parking will need to take place on side streets or in the closed lane of Janesville Road. The City of Muskego Police Department has been contacted and is aware of the need for residents to park on Janesville Road or side streets.  While we understand that this is an inconvenience, it is necessary for the sidewalk and driveway approaches to be installed in this manner.

Upon completion of  the sidewalk on the north side of Janesville Road, the contractor will immediately begin work to install topsoil and sod on the areas that were disturbed during construction activities on the north side of Janesville Road.
 
Additional work in the next several weeks will include work on the installation of decorative landscaping features on the project site, the installation of decorative paver bricks in crosswalk and landscape areas and the completion of the concrete pavement in the Pioneer Road and Lannon Road intersections.

The installation of the landscaping trees, shrubs and plants that are to be installed on the project from Lannon Road to Racine Avenue will not be installed by the contractor responsible for the construction of the roadway. These items are being installed under a separate contract with the City of Muskego.   Please direct all questions concerning the installation of trees on the terraces in front of your home or business to the City of Muskego.

Also, please remember that the speed limit on Janesville Road from Racine Avenue to Parkland Drive is 25 mph until all construction activity on the project is completed. This is not an advisory speed limit but is an enforceable limit.   Also be aware that as work has restarted on the project, there will be equipment, trucks and workers entering and exiting the closed lanes throughout the project until the project is completed on June 14. Please exercise additional caution when driving through the project as lane configurations may change on a weekly, daily or hourly basis based on the nature of the work that the contractor will need to perform at any given time.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project or information in this posting, please do not hesitate to contact the project staff. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751. The Construction Project Leader is Mr. Bret Swenson who can be contacted at cebsbret@att.net or by phone at 414-313-5940. In addition to Mr. Swenson, you can also contact Mr. Mike Mentzel, the Assistant Construction Project Leader, at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com or by phone at 414-507-1080.
 
Thank you again for your cooperation during construction and for your understanding of the delays that will occur as you travel through the construction zone in the spring of 2014 as the contractor works to complete the remaining work on the project. 

April 10, 2014

Work on the project has accelerated as the weather conditions continue to improve.

Traffic on the project continues to be restricted to a single lane in both the eastbound and westbound directions and will remain that way until completion of the project which is scheduled for June 14. Please watch for changes to the current traffic configuration early in the week of April 14 as the contractor will be moving on to new work which will require changing the lanes that are currently closed to traffic.

Work on the installation of the street lighting from Lannon Road to Racine Avenue is tentatively scheduled to be complete by the end of the week of April 14 with the activation of portions of the street lighting system taking place. The installation of the street lighting from Lannon Road to the east is still several weeks away as the sidewalk in this area needs to be completed prior to installation of the street lights.

As the contractor finishes the installation of the sidewalk and access ramps on the south side of Janesville Road early next week, their plan is to begin the installation of the sidewalk on the north side.   The contractor is anticipating working on the north side of Janesville Road by the middle of the week of April 14. Please be advised that during the installation of the sidewalk on the north side of Janesville Road access to your homes or businesses will be restricted. It is the intent of the project management team to provide you with an accurate date as to when the sidewalk will be installed in front of your property as soon as the contractors provide us with a definitive schedule. More information concerning the sidewalk work will be provided on this site as it becomes available. We would like to express our understanding of the inconvenience that this work will cause you and thank you in advance for your understanding as work progresses.

In addition to sidewalk work, the contractor is also anticipating starting work on the landscaping items that are to be installed on the project. Landscaping work on the project will include the construction of planter beds and concrete planter, construction of monuments and seat wall areas, installation of decorative brick pavers and planting of sod for lawn restoration. One change that will occur this year is that the landscaping trees, shrubs and plants that are to be installed on the project from Lannon Road to Racine Avenue will not be installed by the contractor responsible for the construction of the roadway. These items are being installed under a separate contract with the City of Muskego. Please direct all questions concerning the installation of trees on the terraces in front of your home or business to the City of Muskego.

Also please remember that the speed limit on Janesville Road from Racine Avenue to Parkland Drive is 25 mph until all construction activity on the project is completed. This is not an advisory speed limit, but rather, an enforceable limit. Also be aware that as work has restarted on the project, there will be equipment, trucks and workers entering and exiting the closed lanes throughout the project until the project is completed on June 14. Please exercise additional caution when driving through the project as lane configurations may change weekly, daily or hourly based on the nature of the work that the contractor will need to perform at any given time.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project or information in this posting, please do not hesitate to contact the project staff. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751. The Construction Project Leader is Mr. Bret Swenson who can be contacted at cebsbret@att.net or by phone at 414-313-5940. In addition to Mr. Swenson, you can also contact Mr. Mike Mentzel, the Assistant Construction Project Leader at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com or by phone at 414-507-1080.  

Thank you again for your cooperation during construction and for your understanding of the delays that will occur as you travel through the construction zone in the spring of 2014 as the contractor works to complete the remaining work on the project.

March 27, 2014

On Monday, March 24 spring officially returned to the Janesville Road with the return of the orange and white traffic barrels and barricades. 
  
Traffic on the project was restricted to a single lane in both the east and westbound directions from March 24 until the completion of the project in June of this year. Please be advised that the speed limit on Janesville Road from Racine Avenue to Parkland Drive is 25 mph. This is not an advisory speed limit, but is an enforceable limit. Also be aware that work has restarted on the project and there will be equipment, trucks and workers entering and exiting the closed lanes throughout the project from March 24 until the project is completed on June 14. Please exercise additional caution when driving through the project as lane configurations may change on a weekly, daily or hourly basis based on the nature of the work that the contractor will need to perform at any given time.

Current weather conditions are making progress on the project slow, but the contractor has provided the following outline for completion of the work remaining on the project:

  • The contractor will work on preparations for the installation of the remaining sidewalk and access ramps on the south side of Janesville Road. Driveway aprons on the south side of Janesville will be completed.

  • Completion of the electrical wiring for the street lighting system will occur in the median from Lannon to Racine.  When wiring is complete, street lights will be installed and the lighting system will be activated.

  • Landscaping features will be installed in the medians concurrent with work on the street lighting system and other work operations.

  • Upon completion of the installation of concrete sidewalk and driveway aprons on the south side of Janesville, and with cooperation from the weather, work will begin on the installation of the sidewalk and driveway approaches on the north side of Janesville Road.

  • Immediately preceding or following the sidewalk and driveways being installed on the north side of Janesville Road, curb and gutter installation will occur at Muskego Elementary, DeWinter Eye Care, Jerome Drug and TresLocos.

  • When the sidewalk and the driveway aprons on the north side are completed, topsoil and sod will be installed on the north side of Janesville Road and in the area where curb and gutter was installed.

  • As weather conditions allow, the contractor will complete the installation of the remaining concrete pavement in the Pioneer Drive and Lannon Drive intersections. Please note that prior to this work beginning, details about how this work will impact traffic on Lannon and Pioneer will be addressed via this website and through site meetings with businesses and residents who will be directly affected.

  • Upon completion of the restoration work, the contractor will begin preparations for the installation of the last two-inch layer of asphalt on the roadway and the installation of the permanent traffic control markings on the new asphalt.

Please note that this is a tentative outline for the work that the contractor has remaining on the project and that dates are not available at this time. As weather conditions improve and the contractors schedule becomes more defined, that information will be distributed via updates to this website.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project or information in this posting, please do not hesitate to contact the project staff. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751. The Construction Project Leader is Mr. Bret Swenson who can be contacted at cebsbret@att.net or by phone at 414-313-5940. In addition to Mr. Swenson, you can also contact Mr. Mike Mentzel, Assistant Construction Project Leader, at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com or by phone at 414-507-1080.  

Thank you again for your cooperation during construction and for your understanding of the delays that will occur as you travel through the construction zone in the spring of 2014 as the contractor works to complete the remaining work on the project.   

 

March 7, 2014

Wisconsin winter continues to keep its grasp on the project but there are signs that spring may be coming. The contractor will have a crew on site starting Monday, March 10, 2014, to work on the installation of the permanent fencing surrounding the storm water pond that was constructed on the northwest corner of the intersection of Park Drive and Janesville Road. Upon completion of the fence at this location, the contractor will move to the Thomas Jewelers location and install the required fence at the retaining wall that was constructed. Work on the construction of both fences is anticipated to take between 7 to 10 working days.  

Musson Brothers, the prime contractor on the project, has informed the project management team that they are hopeful that weather conditions will improve in the next several weeks to allow for the resumption of work on the project at the end of March.

At the present time the contractor does not have a definite date in mind when work will resume on the project.  Musson Brothers has notified us that they will make every attempt to provide the project management team a minimum of a one-week notification prior to work starting.   

Upon notification of the contractors intended starting date, this website will be updated with an updated schedule for the remaining work on the project.

Please be advised that the completion for all work on the project remains June 14, 2014.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project or information in this posting, please do not hesitate to contact the project staff. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road and the telephone number is (414) 422-4751. Currently, that field office is not staffed. The Construction Project Leader is Mr. Bret Swenson who can be contacted at cebsbret@att.net or by phone at 414-313-5940 with questions or concerns that you have.  In addition to Mr. Swenson you can also contact Mr. Mike Mentzel, the Assistant Construction Project Leader, at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com or by phone at 414-507-1080.  

Thank you again for your cooperation during construction and for your understanding of the delays that will occur as you travel through the construction zone once work begins again in the spring of 2014.   

 

September 17, 2013

The next week to ten days is going to be extremely busy on the project (weather permitting).

Tentative Schedule (Weather Permitting)
Wednesday, September 18 - The contractor intends to complete the installation of all remaining concrete curb and gutter in Stage II of the project; complete the final grading of the roadway prior to the installation of the first four inches of asphalt on Janesville Road; work on the storm sewer on Westwood Drive; and install base course material for the installation of the sidewalks.

Thursday, September 19 - The contractor intends to complete the first four inches of the asphalt pavement on Janesville Road; grade the base course material for the sidewalk from Pioneer Road to Racine Avenue; and set string line to be used during installation of the sidewalk.

Friday, September 20 - The contractor intends to install the first four inches of asphalt pavement on Lions Park, Kelly Drive, Valley Drive, Pioneer Drive, Kristin Drive, and possibly Lannon Drive south of Janesville Road; and install sidewalk from Pioneer Drive to Racine Avenue.

Saturday, September 21 - The contractor intends to pour concrete driveway aprons from Pioneer Drive to Racine Avenue; paint traffic lines from Racine Avenue to Pioneer Drive; and do preparatory work to switch traffic to the newly paved roadway section from Racine Avenue to a point west of Pioneer Drive.

Monday, September 22 - The contractor intends to remove sections of the barrier wall to allow traffic to access the new section of Janesville Road from Racine Avenue to a point west of Pioneer Road ; realign the traffic signals at Racine Avenue for the new traffic configuration; switch the traffic flow to have traffic on the old section of Janesville Road from Lannon Road to a point west of Pioneer Drive and then on the new section to Racine Avenue; beginning pavement removal on the existing westbound section of Janesville Road from Racine Avenue to the east; and install concrete pavement on the south side of the Lannon Road and Janesville Road intersection.

Tuesday September 23 - The contractor intends to complete work on the concrete pavement at Lannon Road; work on grading for the installation of sidewalk from Pioneer Road to the east; begin work on the installation of concrete pavement on either the east or west half of the Pioneer Road and Janesville Road intersection; and complete pavement removal from Racine Avenue to Janesville Court.

Wednesday, September 24 - The contractor intends to pour concrete pavement on half of the Pioneer Road intersection; potentially work on the installation of sidewalk from Pioneer Road to the east project limits; and continue to work on grading operations in Stage III from Racine Road to Janesville Court.

Thursday, September 25 - The contractor intends to complete installation of sidewalks from Pioneer Road to the east project limits and begin grading and installation work for the concrete driveway aprons from Pioneer to the east limits.

Please note that this is the tentative schedule that the contractor has provided to the construction management team and that the work is subject to change based on the weather, progress of a proceeding item and the contractor’s ability to change the schedule based on the contractor’s needs.  Individual homeowners and businesses will be contacted directly when the work on sidewalks and driveway aprons will take place at their property so that arrangements can be made for parking and access to businesses.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project or information in this posting, please do not hesitate to contact the project staff. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751. The Construction Project Leader is Mr. Bret Swenson who can be contacted at cebsbret@att.net or by phone at 414-313-5940 with questions or concerns that you have.
  
Thank you again for your cooperation during construction and your understanding of the delays that will occur as you travel through the construction zone. 

September 3, 2013

Work on the eastbound lanes of the Janesville Road reconstruction is moving into the next stage of construction. The installation of the concrete curb and gutter will begin during the week of September 2 to September 7.

The contractor has notified the project management team that they intend to start installing the 66- inch bike lane curb and gutter on Thursday, September 5 (weather and schedules permitting) and complete the installation of the 66-inch bike lane curb on Friday, September 6 (weather and scheduling permitting). The contractor will be starting the installation of the 66-inch bike lane curb and gutter at the match point with the work completed on the project last year to the east of Lannon Road. The contractor anticipates completing work to Pioneer Drive on Thursday. The section of the project from Pioneer to Racine Avenue will tentatively be completed on Friday (weather and schedules permitting).  

During the installation of the 66-inch bike lane section, access to local businesses will need to be modified to selected access points. All affected businesses have been notified that this work is taking place and of the alternate access points to their businesses. The contractor will be marking the access  routes with barrels during the construction of the 66-inch bike lane.  Please do not attempt to drive over the newly installed 66-inch bike lane or outside of the marked access routes as you could cause damage to your vehicle and to the curb section.  The contractor anticipates that they will be backfilling the curb sections so that they can be driven over in three to four days after the curb is installed, based on how fast the concrete achieves sufficient strength to be driven on.

Upon completion of the 66-inch bike lane section, the contractor will begin the installation of the curb and gutter sections for the median islands, the curb and gutter on the side roads that enter onto Janesville Road on the south side, and the curb and gutter sections on Michi, Park and Lannon. The contractor anticipates that they will have the concrete curb and gutter work associated with this stage of the project complete by September 13 (weather permitting)

Upon completion of the concrete curb and gutter, the contractor will be installing the concrete pavement sections at Pioneer Road and at Lannon Road and will then move directly to the installation of the first layer of the asphalt pavement. The second or final layer of the asphalt pavement will be installed in the spring of 2014. 
  
Your cooperation in following the speed limit of 25 mph in the construction zone from Lannon Road to Racine Avenue, and of utilizing alternate routes around the construction zone, has been very beneficial in assisting the contractor with keeping the project on schedule. We would again like to ask for your continued cooperation.   

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project or information in this posting, please do not hesitate to contact the project staff.  The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road. The field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.  The Construction Project Leader is Mr. Bret Swenson who can be contacted at cebsbret@att.net or by phone at 414-313-5940 with questions or concerns that you have.  

Thank you again for your cooperation during construction and your understanding of the delays that will occur as you travel through the construction zone. 

August 13, 2013

The City of Muskego has granted the contractor permission to close the intersection of Lannon Road and Janesville Road to north/south traffic beginning on Thursday, August 15, 2013.  This closure is being done to expedite the construction of Janesville Road. It is anticipated that the closure will require the intersection to be closed to north/south traffic for approximately four weeks. 
 
While the intersection is closed, the contractor will remove the existing pavement for approximately 300 feet on both sides of the intersection; excavate the area to the proposed grade and alignment of the new section of Lannon Road; install a storm sewer system on both the north and south sides of the intersection to replace the existing ditches; install the buried infrastructure for the new traffic signals at Lannon Road and Janesville Road; install concrete curb and gutter on Lannon Road to eliminate the existing ditches; and complete the  concrete pavement in what will be the future eastbound lanes on Janesville Road. The contractor is also hopeful that they will be able to place the initial layer of asphalt on Lannon Road.

While we understand that this closure will create inconveniences to your normal travel routes, this work will be completed in a shorter period of time than what would otherwise be possible with traffic present. Traffic will only be allowed to patrons of the businesses located in the work zone; Tres Locos, PNC Bank and US Bank.  When you are patronizing these businesses, please exercise extra caution as you will be traveling in a construction zone. Please do not assume that workers or operators of heavy equipment see you.
  
In addition to the closure of the Lannon Road intersection, the contractor will also be completing the grading of Janesville Road from Racine Avenue to Lannon Road and starting on the next phase of the road construction – the installation of the road base in the next week.  The contractor anticipates that the road base from Racine Avenue to Pioneer Road should be completed by the middle of next week.  Upon completion of the road base to Pioneer Road, the contractor will work on completing the work from Pioneer Road to Lannon Road.

In the coming weeks the contractor will be working on the installation of concrete curb and gutter,  final grading of the roadway and the installation of the concrete intersection at Pioneer Road and the asphalt paving from Racine Ave to Lannon Road.

Please note that the speed limit in the construction zone has been lowered to 25 mph from Lannon Road to Racine Avenue and that this is an enforceable limit with fines doubling in a construction zone.  Also be aware that in addition to normal traffic that will be using Janesville Road, the contractors on the project will be using Janesville Road for all of their truck traffic entering and exiting the site.  We apologize in advance for the delays that will occur between now and mid-November when construction activities for this year are scheduled to be completed.  While we wish to encourage you to patronize the local businesses located along the construction zone, we would also like to ask you to consider using an alternate route other than Janesville Road if you are traveling through the construction zone as your route to and from home and work, or as a route to a location other than a business located along Janesville Road.  We ask that you consider this option as any reduction in the traffic along Janesville Road will assist the contractor in completing the project in a timely manner.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation as the contractor moves forward with the reconstruction of Janesville Road.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project or information in this posting, please do not hesitate to contact the project staff.  The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.  The Construction Project Leader is Mr. Bret Swenson who can be contacted at cebsbret@att.net or by phone at 414-313-5940 with questions or concerns that you may have. 
 
Thank you again for your cooperation during construction and understanding of the delays that will occur as you travel through the construction zone.   

August 5, 2013

Despite wet weather during the week of July 28 to August 3, the contractor continued to move forward on construction as it relates to the new eastbound lanes of Janesville Road.   Barrier wall installation has been completed and the contractor has started grading work for the new eastbound roadway section.     Grading work has been completed from Racine Avenue to approximately Lincoln Road, and work has also been started from Kristin Drive to Pioneer Road and Pioneer Road to a point approximately 500 feet to the west.

The contractor has also been continuing with the installation of the new storm sewer system on the project.  As of the end of last week the contractor had completed work on the storm sewer main from Lions Park to Valley Drive and on a section of new storm sewer from Park Drive to Lannon Road.

Work activities planned for the week of August 4 to August 10 include continuing with grading activities for the eastbound lanes.   The contractor’s tentative schedule is to begin operations at a point near Janesville Court on Monday and proceed east toward Pioneer Drive. On Tuesday the contractor anticipates working on the grading on Pioneer Drive. When the work on Pioneer is complete, the contractor will return to Janesville Road and complete grading to Kristin Drive on Wednesday and possibly Thursday.  For the remainder of the week, the contractor anticipates moving back to the Janesville Court area and proceeding west toward Racine Avenue.  As grading is completed in an area, the contractor will install a two-foot rock layer to stabilize the roadway.  Access will be maintained in the areas where grading and installation of the 2-foot rock layer are occurring, however; there may be instances where a five- to ten-minute delay may occur as work is completed.   We apologize in advance for any delay that may occur, but in some locations the delay may be unavoidable.

As storm sewer work on Michi Drive is completed early in the week, a storm sewer crew will be moving to the area between Lions Park and Racine Avenue to complete the installation of the storm sewer main.  When work on this area is completed, the crew will move to the Janesville Court area and complete the remaining storm sewer for the eastbound lanes.   As with the grading work, the contractor will be working to maintain access at all times; however, it is possible that there may be instances where a five- to ten-minute delay may occur as work is completed.   We apologize in advance for any delay that may occur, but again, in some locations the delay may be unavoidable.

Please note that the speed limit in the construction zone has been lowered to 25 mph from Lannon Road to Racine Avenue and that this is an enforceable limit with fines doubling in a construction zone.  Also be aware that in addition to normal traffic that will be using Janesville Road, the contractors on the project will be using Janesville Road for all of their truck traffic that will be entering and exiting the site.   We apologize in advance for the delays that will occur between now and mid-November when construction activities for this year are scheduled to be completed.   While we wish to encourage you to patronize the local businesses located along the construction zone we would also like to ask you to consider using an alternate route other than Janesville Road if you are traveling through the construction zone as your route to and from home to work or as a route to a location other than a business located along Janesville Road.   We ask that you consider this option as any reduction in the traffic along Janesville Road will assist the contractor in completing the project in a timely manner.

Thank you in advance for you understanding and cooperation as the contractor moves forward with the reconstruction of Janesville Road.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project or information in this posting, please do not hesitate to contact the project staff.    The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.   The Construction Project Leader is  Mr. Bret Swenson who can be contacted at  cebsbret@att.net or by phone at 414-313-5940 with questions or concerns that you have.  

Thank you again for your cooperation during construction and understanding of the delays that will occur as you travel through the construction zone.   

 

July 26, 2013

During the past week activity has continued on the project; traffic was switched to the temporary lanes on the north side of Janesville Road, temporary traffic signals at the intersection of Janesville Road and Racine Ave and at Lannon Road and Janesville Road have been activated and most notably  a concrete barrier wall has been installed the length of the project to separate the work zone from the traffic lane.

This barrier wall is required as the construction of the new east bound lanes will necessitate  an excavation  of between four and six and one half feet be done to allow for the construction of the new roadway section.   Access through the work zone to private residences, local businesses and City of Muskego streets on the south side of Janesville Road will be maintained throughout the construction of the new east bound lanes.    Gaps have been left in the barrier wall to allow residents to  access their homes and patrons to access businesses on the south side of Janesville Rd.   Please be aware of this fact and exercise caution when driving through the job site as residents, business patron and construction traffic will be turning into the construction zone and also leaving the construction zone and entering into traffic. 

Work activities planned for the week of July 28 to August 3 include the removal of the asphalt and concrete pavement  in the area where the new east bound lanes will be, temporary driveways will be installed and maintained by the contractor in the work zone to allow for access to homes and businesses.   Construction of the storm sewer system will also be continuing through out the week and the contractor will also be making alterations to water service in various locations.   If the contractor needs to alter a water service they will contact the home owner or business to schedule the outage.

Please note that the speed limit in the construction zone has been lowered to 25 mph from Lannon Rd to Racine Ave and that this is an enforceable limit with fines doubling in a construction zone.  Also be aware that in addition to normal traffic that will be using Janesville Road the contractors on the project will be using Janesville Road for all of their truck traffic that will be entering and existing the site.   We apologize in advance for the delays that will occur between now and mid November when construction activities for this year are scheduled to be completed.  

While we wish to encourage you to patronize the local businesses located  along the construction zone we would also like to ask you to consider using an alternate route than Janesville Road if you are traveling through the construction zone as your route to and from  home to work or as a route to a location other than a business located along Janesville Rd.   We ask that you consider this option as any reduction in the traffic along Janesville Road will assist the contractor in completing the project in a timely manner.

Thank you in advance for you understanding and cooperation as the contractor moves forward with the reconstruction of Janesville Road.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project or information in this posting please do not hesitate to contact the project staff.    The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Rd; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.   The Construction Project Leader is  Mr. Bret Swenson who can be contacted at  cebsbret@att.net or by phone at 414-313-5940 with questions or concerns that you have. 

Thank you again for your cooperation during construction and understanding of the delays that will occur as you travel through the construction zone.  

 

July 19, 2013

Work continued to progress during the past week on the project. 

The contractor has been able to complete the majority of the installation of the storm sewer work in the first phase of the project and will have the temporary widening lane on the north side of Janesville Road completed by Saturday, July 20 (weather permitting).

During the week of July 21 through July 27 there will be significant changes that will affect how you progress through the construction zone (Lannon Rd to Racine Ave).   Please be aware of these changes and exercise extra caution when driving through the work zone.

On Monday or Tuesday the contractor will be activating the temporary traffic signals at Racine Avenue and will be switching all traffic to the north side of the existing Janesville Road.  The traffic signals at Lannon Road are planned to be activated during the week, but please be aware that if a delay in the activation of the traffic signals occurs, the Lannon and Janesville intersection will be temporarily set up as a four-way stop.

Upon completion of the traffic switch, the contractor will be working on the installation of temporary concrete barrier wall for the length of the project.    Openings in the barrier wall will be left at Westwood Drive, Kristin Drive, Pioneer Road, Valley Drive, Kelly Drive and Lions Park.   Openings will also be left in the barrier wall in several locations to provide access to businesses on the south side of  Janesville Road.

The contractor is anticipating that the barrier wall will be installed by mid-week. At that time the contractor will remove the existing south half of Janesville Road and begin construction of the new east bound lanes.

Please note that the speed limit in the construction zone has been lowered to 25 mph from Lannon Road to Racine Avenue and that this is an enforceable limit with fines doubling in a construction zone.  Also be aware that in addition to normal traffic that will be using Janesville Road, the contractors on the project will be using Janesville Road for all of their truck traffic that will be entering and existing the site.   We apologize in advance for the delays that will occur between now and mid-November when construction activities for this year are scheduled to be completed.  

We encourage you to patronize the local businesses located  along the construction zone, but ask that you consider using an alternate route for your travel to work, home or other destinations along Janesville Road. We ask that you consider this option as any reduction in the traffic along Janesville Road will assist the contractor in completing the project in a timely manner.

Thank you in advance for you understanding and cooperation as the contractor moves forward with the reconstruction of Janesville Road.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project or information in this posting, please do not hesitate to contact the project staff.  The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road. The field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.  The construction project leader is Mr. Bret Swenson who can be contacted at cebsbret@att.net or by phone at 414-313-5940 with questions or concerns that you have.  

Thank you again for your cooperation during construction and understanding of the delays that will occur as you travel through the construction zone.

 

July 12, 2013

This website will be used as a means of communicating information related to the construction activities involved with the reconstruction of CTH “L” (Janesville Rd.) from Lannon Rd. to Racine Ave.  This project is a continuation of the roadway reconstruction of CTH “L” that occurred in 2012 from Moorland Rd. to Lannon Rd.  

Preliminary work on the project started on June 26 and is scheduled for winter shut down this year on November 15. Final paving and landscaping of the project will be completed in the spring of 2014.   

The project will be constructed in five stages, a brief description of each and a tentative schedule follows.  Please note that the dates are the contractor’s estimate of the time needed to complete the work and are only an estimate at this time. The completion time will be affected by weather, unanticipated conditions on the site, and a variety of other unknowns. This website will be updated regularly throughout the project to provide more accurate information as it becomes available and to update you, the public, on the project.

  • Stage 1 – Work includes the construction of a detention pond at the northwest corner of Park and CTH “L,” installation of storm sewer to the detention pond, and construction of temporary roadway to be used for traffic during the project.  Stage 1 is tentatively scheduled to begin June 24 and be completed by July 21.
  • Stage 2 – Work includes the removal of the existing eastbound lane of CTH “L;” grading for the new roadway; and installation of storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, the new eastbound lanes, street lighting and landscaping.  Stage 2 is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 22 and be completed on September 14.
  • Stage 3 – Prior to starting the Stage 3 work, traffic will be switched to the newly constructed eastbound lanes.  Work will mirror the construction of Stage 2 with removal of the existing pavement; grading for the new roadway; and installation of storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, the new west bound lanes, street lighting and landscaping.  Stage 3 is tentatively scheduled to begin on September 16 and be completed on October 25.
  • Stage 4 – Work in Stage 4 will include the completion of the median islands, turn lanes, street lighting, and restoration.  This work is tentatively scheduled to begin on October 28 and be completed by November 15.
  • Stage 5 – Work will include the completion of all landscaping and the installation of the final layer of asphalt pavement.

Musson Brothers is the general contractor for the project. (Musson Brothers was the general contractor for the CTH “L” project from Moorland Road to Lannon Road.)  Several subcontractors from the 2012 section of CTH “L” will also be involved in this section of the project.

This project has a very aggressive completion schedule. In order to meet the schedule, the contractors will need to work additional hours on Mondays through Fridays and work on Saturdays. The contractor has requested and has been granted permission by the City of Muskego to begin work operations at 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.  We apologize in advance for the inconvenience that this will cause but ask that you look at the newly completed section of CTH “L” from Moorland to Lannon to see what the end result will look like.  The contractor will be maintaining access to businesses and residences throughout the project and will communicate with residents and businesses on a regular basis concerning access issues to your properties.

During the week of July 15 the contractor’s tentative schedule will be to complete the storm sewer in Stage I of the project as well as complete the following activities:

Tuesday, July 16 – pulverize the asphalt on the edge of the westbound traffic lanes in preparation for paving of the temporary lanes

Wednesday, July 17 – complete pulverizing of the roadway and shape and prepare the new lanes for asphalt pavement

Thursday, July 18 – pave the temporary widening lane 

Once the paving of the new temporary lane is completed, the contractor will then complete the final work necessary to move traffic onto the north side of Janesville Road so that work can start on Stage II of the project – the building of the eastbound traffic lanes. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project or information in this posting, please do not hesitate to contact the project staff.  The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Rd.; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.   Please feel free to contact Mr. Bret Swenson, the project leader, at cebsbret@att.net or by phone at 414-313-5940 with questions or concerns that you have. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation during construction and understanding of the delays that will occur as you travel through the construction zone. 

 

May 29, 2013

The contractors on the project have been continuing to make progress despite the lack of springtime weather.  All landscaping trees on the project have been planted and the contractor intends to have the remaining decorative brick work installed by June 1, weather permitting.

The contractor is working on the completion of all concrete repairs to the curb and gutter and sidewalk for work that was damaged. The contractor is also completing the final adjustments to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer manholes and water valve boxes on the project prior to placement of the final lift of asphalt.

With this work, you may have noticed that it has been necessary to move traffic from the median lane to the curb lane in several locations. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the change was necessary to allow for the completion of some work prior to the installation of the final layer of asphalt on the roadway.

On Monday, June 3 (weather permitting) the contractor will be making the final preparations for the placement of the final lift of asphalt. This work will entail the contractor removing the “ramps“ at the east and west limits of the project from the existing roadway surface to the asphalt that was installed in 2012.  The contractor will also be removing the “ramps” at the match points with the existing pavement on Belleview Drive, Bay Lane Drive and Sandalwood Drive, as well as completing the final preparatory work on CTH "L" for the placement of the final layer of asphalt.

The placement of the final layer of asphalt on CTH "L" is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday June 5 (weather permitting).  On Tuesday, June 4, the contractor will be working on the installation of the final layer of asphalt on the interior (median) lanes in both the east bound and west bound directions.  The contractor is intending to start work on June 4 by placing the final layer of asphalt on the interior lane in the east bound direction working from Lannon Road to Moorland Road.   To accomplish the necessary work and provide the best possible ride after the work is completed, it will be necessary for the contractor to close the left turn lanes when they are paving on Tuesday.  Left turns from CTH “L”  onto the intersecting streets can still be made but they will need to be made from the curb lane (outside lane) of traffic.   We apologize for the delays that this will cause, but for safety reasons and to provide the best finished product, the closure of the left turn lanes is necessary during paving operations. 

Once the contractor has completed the east bound lane on CTH "L" they will complete the interior lane in the west bound direction. Paving is scheduled to proceed from Moorland Road to Lannon Road.  During this work, traffic on CTH "L" will be moved exclusively to the outside (curb) lane.  Please note that to provide a safe work zone for the contractor, and you the traveling public, it will be necessary to utilize a portion of the 5-foot concrete bike lane as the driving lane.   Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but this action is necessary for the completion of the paving work.   Please adjust your speed and schedule accordingly.

On Wednesday, June 5 (weather permitting), the contractor will be completing the placement of the final lift of asphalt on the two outside (curb) lanes in both the east bound and west bound directions.  As with the paving operations on Tuesday, it will be necessary for you to utilize the median curb as a portion of the driving lane while paving operations are taking place. Again, we wish to thank you in advance for your cooperation while this work is taking place.  On Thursday, June 6, the contractor will be completing the placement of the final layer of asphalt on the remaining side streets on the project and begin installation of the permanent pavement markings.
Please be aware that the speed limit on CTH "L" will remain at 25 MPH until all work on the project is completed on or before June 14, 2013.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project, please do not hesitate to contact us.  The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Rd; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.   Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com, or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you have.  You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of the delays that may occur as you travel through the construction zone.

 

May 1, 2013

The contractor has been on site the last two weeks working on the final items to complete CTH “L” (Janesville Road) from Moorland Road to Lannon Road.  As you may have observed, this area has been restricted to one lane of traffic in each direction for the past several weeks and will continue to be restricted to one lane in each direction for the next several weeks.

On Monday, May 6, 2013, the contractor will be making another change to the traffic pattern on CTH  “L.” Beginning Monday, May 6, eastbound traffic at the intersections of Parkland and CTH “L” and Bay Lane and CTH “L” will be switched to the inside or median lane. This is being done to allow for the completion of the brick cross walks at Parkland and to allow for the contractor to complete the concrete pavement at the Bay Lane intersection.  

Traffic through the Parkland and CTH “L” intersection will still have unrestricted access to Parkland Dr. in both the eastbound and westbound directions.
Traffic through the Bay Lane and CTH “L” intersection will not be able to proceed south on Bay Lane beginning on Monday, May 6. This closure should last for approximately two weeks while the contractor completes the placement of the concrete pavement and the brick cross walks. Bay Lane can be accessed from either Martin Road or Bellview Road.     

While the contractor is working on the completion of the Parkland and Bay Lane intersections, they will continue to work on landscaping items throughout the project site. Because the landscaping areas are located throughout the length of the project, it is very difficult to provide accurate information as to where the contractor will be working at any given time. For this reason, we would again like to remind all traffic that the posted and enforceable speed limit on CTH “L” from Moorland Road to Lannon Road is 25 MPH. Also, please be aware that traffic patterns may be switched with little or no notice to accommodate the contactor’s completion schedule, so please exercise caution while driving through the work zone.

Once the work in the Parkland and Bay Lane intersections is completed, the contractor will be scheduling final adjustment of the storm sewer, water main and sanitary sewer structures that are in the pavement areas and will then work on the installation of the final layer of asphalt on the project.

The contractor is still on schedule to have all work on CTH “L” from Moorland to Lannon completed by the June 14, 2013, completion date.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project, please do not hesitate to contact us. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Rd; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.   Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com, or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you have.  You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of the delays that may occur as you travel through the construction zone.

 

April 16, 2013

As you are aware the weather conditions have not been conducive to construction activities.  Musson Brothers has notified Waukesha County that it is their intention to resume construction activities on CTH “L” (Janesville Road) during the week of April 22, 2013 (weather permitting).

The contractor still intends to complete the installation of the concrete pavement at the intersection of Bay Lane and CTH “L” as their first priority.  This work will take approximately four to six weeks to complete.  During this time westbound traffic on CTH “L” (Janesville Rd.) will not be allowed to make a left turn from CTH “L” to Bay Lane Drive.  Bay Lane Drive may be accessed via Martin Drive or Bellview Drive and using local roads.  

Additional work to be completed this spring includes landscaping in the median and terrace areas; sidewalks at various intersections; repair of damaged pavement and concrete; planting of trees, shrubs and flowers; adjustment to sanitary sewer and storm sewer structures; and installation of the final two and one-half inches of asphalt on the roadway.

Please be advised that once the concrete pavement at Bay Lane Rd. is completed, road closures for the remaining work may change on a daily or, in some instances, hourly basis. Because of the frequent road closures and the difficult nature of providing advance warning of when and where closures may take place, we are again asking for your cooperation, understanding and vigilance during the completion of the remaining work on this project.

Work on this phase of the CTH “L” project is scheduled to be completed by June 14, 2013. Please check this website as information will be posted on a regular basis as the contractor moves forward with the completion of the project.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project, please do not hesitate to contact us.  The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Rd.; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.   Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com, or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you may have.  You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of the delays that may occur as you travel through the construction zone. 

 

March 27, 2013

Musson Brothers has notified Waukesha County that it is their intention to resume construction activities on CTH “L” (Janesville Road) during the week of April 8, 2013 (weather permitting).

The contractor will be placing advance warning signs on the project during the week of March 31, 2013.

The contractor is still working on finalizing their plans for all remaining work, but they have notified Waukesha County that it is their intention to complete the installation of the concrete pavement at the intersection of Bay Lane and CTH “L” as their first priority. This work will take approximately four to six weeks to complete. During this time, westbound traffic on CTH “L” (Janesville Road) will not be allowed to make a left turn from CTH “L” to Bay Lane Drive. Bay Lane Drive may be accessed via Martin Drive and using existing local roads or Bellview Drive. 

Additional work remaining on the project to be completed this spring includes the completion of landscaping items in the median and terrace areas; completion of sidewalks at various intersections on the project; repair of damaged pavement and concrete on the project; planting of trees, shrubs and flowers throughout the site; adjustment to sanitary sewer and storm sewer structures on the project; and installation of the final 2 1/2 inches of asphalt on the roadway.

Please be advised that once the concrete pavement at Bay Lane Road is completed, road closures for the remaining work may change on a daily, or in some instances hourly, basis. Because of this and the difficulty associated with providing advance warning of when and where closures may take place, we are again asking for your cooperation and understanding during the completion of the remaining work on this project.

Work on this phase of the CTH “L” project is scheduled to be completed by June 14, 2013. Please check this website as information will be posted on a regular basis as the contractor move forward with the completion of the project.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project, please do not hesitate to contact us. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road. The field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.   Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com, or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you have.   You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of the delays that may occur as you travel through the construction zone. 

January 11, 2013

While the majority of work on the project wrapped up for the winter in late December, the work on the installation of new traffic signals is nearing completion.

The electrical contractor started installing poles and traffic signals on January 2, 2013, and is nearing completion of the work. 

During the week of January 13 through 19 the contractor is hoping that (weather permitting) they will be able to complete the wiring and installation of the traffic signals at CTH “L” and Martin, CTH “L” and Bay Lane and CTH “L” and Parkland.  

The traveling public will notice no difference in traffic patterns at the Martin and Bay Lane intersection as temporary signals have been functioning throughout the project and are being replaced by permanent signals.

The major change on the project will be happening at the intersection of Parkland and CTH “L” with the addition of new traffic signals.   It is anticipated that the Parkland intersection will be operational on Wednesday, January 16.   As this is a new traffic signal it will function in a flashing mode from Wednesday, January 16 until Monday, January 21.  During the day on January 21, the signal will be placed into full operation.    The signal will be operating as flash yellow on CTH “L” and flashing red on Parkland from January 16 to January 21 to allow travelers to acclimate to the new signal.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project, please do not hesitate to contact us. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Rd; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.   Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com, or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you have.   You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of the delays that may occur as you travel through the construction zone.   

October 8, 2012

This will be a busy week as the contractor continues to complete work on the CTH L project prior to winter in Wisconsin.

The contractor will be working on the installation of the last four-inch layer of stone that needs to be installed prior to the installation of the first of two layers of asphalt that will make up the road.  The contractor will be working on the installation of the stone on Monday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 9. This material is called an “open graded” stone as it is a very clean stone without a lot of silt and dirt in the material. This material is being installed to help drain water away from the roadway section. While this material is very beneficial to the long life of the road, it is very difficult to drive on.   For that reason, the contractor will be restricting traffic entry and exit to a few selected locations until the placement of the asphalt is completed.

On Wednesday, October 10, the contractor will be placing the asphalt on the main section of CTH L. Work will be starting on the west end of the project and proceeding to the east. On Thursday, October 11, the contractor will be finishing the paving of CTH L and the side streets that abut CTH L.    Please be aware that once the asphalt pavement is in place, the westbound lanes of CTH L will continue to be closed until all other construction work on this stage of the project is complete.

Also on Wednesday, October 10, the contractor will be closing Parkland Drive at the intersection with CTH L.  This closure has been discussed and approved by the City of Muskego in order to allow for the installation of a brick paver cross walk at the intersection of Parkland and CTH L. The work associated with the installation of the cross walk is anticipated to be completed by the end of the day on Friday, October 12, with the intersection being reopened to traffic immediately upon completion.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project, please do not hesitate to contact us. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.   Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com, or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you have. You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of the delays that may occur as you travel through the construction zone.

 

October 1, 2012

Work is continuing to progress on the reconstruction of CTH L. This week the contractor is working on the installation of the concrete bike lane and the median curb for what will be the westbound lanes of CTH L. The contractor is anticipating that they will complete all concrete curb and gutter installation this week, weather permitting.

The contractor will also be finishing up the last of the storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water main reconstruction work associated with the project within the next week to 10 days. The last major item for completion is the reconnection of a new water main to serve the residents who live on Glen Cove Court.  This work will be completed on Wednesday, October 3, and it will be necessary for the contractor to turn the water off to this area on Wednesday morning.

In order to complete all required construction operations by the November 17, 2012, interim deadline, the contractor will be changing the construction sequencing of some of his operations. One change that the contractor will be making is to install the asphalt pavement prior to the installation of the sidewalk and landscaping features. The installation of the asphalt is tentatively anticipated to occur sometime between October 10 and October 15. Please be aware that once the asphalt pavement is in place, the westbound lanes of CTH L will continue to be closed until all other construction work on this stage of the project is complete.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project, please do not hesitate to contact us. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Rd; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.   Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com, or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you have. You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of the delays that may occur as you travel through the construction zone.

 

August 6, 2012

On Tuesday, August 7, traffic was switched to what will become the new eastbound lanes of CTH L. This section of CTH L is two-way traffic, and the speed limit remains at 25 mph.

While traffic is driving on this newly constructed section, this does not mean that all work on the south side of the road has been completed. Work will continue on the landscaping items on the south side of the road, so please be aware of this work, the equipment and personnel who are completing the work.

The contractor has completed the majority of the pavement removal on existing CTH L from Bay Lane to Lannon and will begin grading operations on this section of the road on Monday, August 13, weather permitting. Access patterns to the local businesses will continue to change as the work progresses. The contractor will continue to use traffic control barrels and barricades to minimize the confusion that driving in a construction zone causes. However, please remember that you are driving in a construction zone when you patronize the businesses on the north side of CTH L. Please be extra cautious while driving in this area.
   
The work to excavate the new roadway section to the proposed elevation and alignment is anticipated to take approximately two weeks. Access to the businesses on the north side of CTH L will be maintained at all times during the construction of this stage of the project.  However, it will be necessary for the contractor to dictate where you will be allowed to access the businesses during this stage of the construction. While we understand that this is an inconvenience, it is necessary to allow for the project to proceed on schedule.

The contractor’s tentative plan is to complete the excavation work from Bay Lane to Lannon Road and then begin the process of pavement removal and grading on the east end of the project and proceed to Bay Lane. Please continue to check this website for information regarding schedule changes and progress updates.

This website will continue to be updated on a regular basis to provide information as to the contractor’s progress. However, the most effective way to know what is taking place is to remain aware of the progress that the contractor is making. While the website will be updated on a regular basis, the progress will be such that this website can only provide a general overview of the progress.

Once again, we would like to stress that the contractor will be maintaining access to all businesses on the north side of CTH L during this phase of the construction activities. While access will be maintained, please realize the north side of CTH L will be an active construction site and that the contractors must complete their work. There will be delays and inconvenience associated with accessing businesses on the north side of CTH L (Janesville Road; however, we ask that you continue to patronize these businesses. While visiting these businesses, exercise caution and understanding while driving in the work zone. The contractors associated with the project will be making every effort to assist the businesses during the construction of the north side of CTH L and ask that you assist them (the contractors) by following access routes, driving slowly in the work zone, remembering that you are driving in an active construction zone and exercising patience and caution.

Please continue to exercise caution as construction activities continue on the project;  we ask that you continue to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone when driving on Janesville Road from Moorland Road to Lannon Road. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project, please do not hesitate to contact us. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.   Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com, or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you have. You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of the delays that may occur as you travel through the construction zone.

August 6, 2012

On Monday, August 6, traffic will be switched to what will become the new eastbound lanes of CTH L.

Please be aware that the traffic will be two-way traffic on this section; the speed limit will remain at 25 mph; and CTH “L” is still an active construction site.

While traffic will be on the newly constructed sections of the roadway, this does not mean that all work on the south side of the road has been completed. Work will continue on the landscaping items on the south side of the roadway.

Starting Tuesday, August 7, work will begin on the reconstruction of the west bound lanes of CTH L.   This work will follow the same pattern as the work on the eastbound lanes -- removal of existing pavement, regrading of the roadway, installation of the storm sewer, paving and landscaping.

This stage will be much more of an inconvenience for those of you patronizing the businesses on the north side of CTH L. Please be aware that access to the businesses on the north side of CTH L will be maintained at all times during the construction of this stage of the project. However, your access to the businesses will be dictated by the particular work operation that the contractor is proceeding with.

During the week of August 6, the contractor will be removing the pavement from the north side of CTH L. While this work is taking place, those of you patronizing the businesses from Bellview Drive to Parkland will need to be aware of the progress that the contractor is making. Early in the week access to the businesses will be from the Parkland Drive intersection. As the contractor moves to the east toward Lannon Road, access will be from either the Bay Lane intersection or the Bellview Drive intersection.  

For those of you who need to access properties located from Bay Lane to the west, you will need to proceed to the intersection of Martin Drive and CTH L and then proceed either east or west to the property on the existing pavement. Please be aware that this is the active work zone for the next stage of the project and that while the contractor is aware that there will be local traffic in this area you are ultimately responsible for your own safety in the construction zone.

During the week of August 13 the contractor is anticipating that they will complete removal of the pavement from Bay Lane to Lannon and then remove the pavement from Moorland to Bay Lane.  Upon completion of the removal of the pavement, the contractor will begin excavation for the new road starting at Moorland.

This website will be updated on a regular basis to provide information as to the contractor’s progress; however, the most effective way to know what is taking place is to remain aware of the progress that the contractor is making. While the website will be updated on a regular basis, the progress will be such that this website can only provide a general overview of the progress.

Once again, we would like to stress that the contractor will be maintaining access to all businesses on the north side of CTH L during the construction activities on the north side of CTH L. While access will be maintained, please realize the north side of CTH L will be an active construction site and that the contractors must complete their work. There will be delays and inconvenience associated with accessing businesses on the north side of CTH L (Janesville Road); however, we ask that you continue to patronize these businesses. While visiting these businesses, exercise caution and understanding while driving in the work zone. The contractors associated with the project will make every effort to assist the businesses during the construction of the north side of CTH “L” and ask that you assist them (the contractors) by following access routes, driving slowly in the work zone, remembering that you are driving in an active construction zone and exercising patience and caution.

Please continue to exercise caution as construction activities continue on the project. We ask that you continue to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone when driving on Janesville Road from Moorland Road to Lannon Road.  

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project, please do not hesitate to contact us. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.   Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com, or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you have. You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of the delays that may occur as you travel through the construction zone.

  

July 17, 2012

While the recent hot weather has slowed progress on the project, work is continuing on the reconstruction of CTH “L” (Janesville Road).

Over the last two weeks the contractor has completed the installation of a majority of the curb and gutter on the first phase of the new roadway; worked on the preliminary installation work for the new street lighting and traffic signals on the south side of the roadway; and began preparation of the south side of the roadway for the installation of the new sidewalk.

During the week of July 16, weather permitting, the contractor will work on the installation of the sidewalk from approximately Moorland Road to Lannon Road.  This work is anticipated to take two to three working days.  Once the sidewalk work is completed, work will begin on the restoration of the terrace areas on the south side of the roadway.  Due to the continued hot and dry weather, the contractor will be delaying the installation of the new sod in these areas until later this year when the weather is more conducive to the sod growing. 

During the week of July 23, weather permitting, the installation of the last layers of stone base for the roadway will be completed and installation of the first four inches of asphalt pavement will take place. Once the pavement is installed, the contractor will need approximately one week to complete the placement of topsoil; paint the traffic lines; and do final cleanup and preparation of the roadway for traffic. 
 
Traffic is tentatively scheduled to be switched to the new pavement on August 6. Again, this is a tentative date based on contractor progress and weather conditions.  Please watch for message boards on CTH “L” that will provide final information approximately one week prior to switching traffic to the new road.

Once traffic has been switched to the newly built eastbound lanes, access to the businesses located on the north side of CTH “L” (Janesville Rd.) will be restricted.  Access from the new eastbound lanes to the businesses will only be possible at the intersections of Parkland Drive, Bellview Drive, Bay Lane Drive, Martin Road and at the cross-over located near the Muskego Public Library.  The contractor and project staff are working in conjunction with the Muskego Chamber of Commerce to have signage in place that will help direct individuals to the businesses on the north side of the roadway.

The contractor will be maintaining access to all businesses on the north side of CTH ”L” during the  construction activities on the north side of CTH “L.”  While access will be maintained, please realize the north side of CTH “L” will be an active construction site and that the contractors must complete their work.   There will be delays and inconvenience associated with accessing businesses on the north side of CTH “L” (Janesville Road); however, we ask that you continue to patronize these businesses.  While visiting these businesses, please exercise caution and understanding while driving in the work zone.   The contractors associated with the project will make every effort to assist the businesses during the construction of the north side of CTH “L” and ask that you assist them (the contractors) by following posted access routes; driving slowly in the work zone; remembering that you are driving in an active construction zone; and exercising patience and caution.

Please continue to exercise caution as construction activities continue on the project.  We ask that you continue to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone when driving on Janesville Road from Moorland Road to Lannon Road.  Also, please be aware of the fact that until traffic is switched on August 6 there is still no shoulder for the eastbound traffic on Janesville Road from Lannon Road to Moorland Road.  If for any reason you need to stop while traveling eastbound, you must travel to an intersection, get off of Janesville Road and travel to a cross street or parking lot to stop.

The R.A. Smith National construction field office has been established. Please note that regular office hours will not be scheduled as the staff will be on the project site a majority of the time.  The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.  Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com, or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you have.  You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of the delays that may occur as you travel through the construction zone.  

June 26, 2012

Progress continues on the construction of the south side of CTH L.
  
CTH L was closed June 22 to June 25 to replace the box culvert at Quietwood Creek. During this closure the contractor also completed the grading of the Martin Road and CTH L intersection, installation of storm sewer near the Moorland Road and CTH L intersection and preparation for the installation of curb and gutter on the new section of road.

This week the contractors are working on the installation of the concrete curb and gutter in the new road section. The contractors will be installing curb and gutter on the south side of the road, the curb and gutter on the connection streets south of CTH L and a majority of the median island curb. 
 
When this work is completed at the end of this week (weather permitting), you may wonder why there are large sections of curb and gutter that appear to be missing along the center line of the road. These are areas where left-turn lanes and median openings are planned to allow for traffic flow from north to south.

The contractors are anticipating completing the installation of curb and gutter on or about Friday, June 29. Once the contractor has completed the installation of curb and gutter, they will proceed with the installation of concrete pavement at the intersection of Parkland Drive and CTH L. The contractor has received approval from the City of Muskego to close Parkland Drive to traffic during the installation of concrete pavement at the Parkland intersection. While we understand that this will be an inconvenience for approximately one week while Parkland is closed, it will allow the contractor to save approximately seven to ten days of construction time on the pavement and will produce a better end product.

If there are no weather delays or unforeseen problems on the project, the contractor plans to install the asphalt pavement on the first section of CTH L sometime during the week of July 16. Traffic will be moved to the new section of road soon after the completion of paving operations. Please look for message boards on the project site as they will continue to be used to relay information concerning lane closures and traffic switches.

Please continue to exercise caution as construction activities continue on the project. We ask that you continue to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone when driving on Janesville Road from Moorland Road to Lannon Road. Also, please be aware of that fact that there is still no shoulder for the eastbound traffic on Janesville Road from Lannon Road to Moorland Road. If for any reason you need to stop while traveling eastbound, you must travel to an intersection, exit Janesville Road and travel to a cross street or parking lot to stop.

The R.A. Smith National construction field office has been established. Please note that regular office hours will not be scheduled as the staff will be on the project site a majority of the time. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road. The field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751. Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you have. You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of the delays that may occur as you travel through the construction zone.

June 11, 2012

The  good weather that we have been experiencing for the past several weeks has allowed the contractor to continue making  progress on the construction of the new eastbound lanes of Janesville Road.

Weather permitting, the contractor anticipates completing the installation of all storm sewer and water main associated with the current stage of the project by the end of this week.  They are also anticipating that the majority of the roadway base will be installed this week and that the drainage lines for the area under the new five-foot bike lane on the south side of Janesville Road should also be completed this week.

Starting on Monday June 18, the contractors will focus their attention on the installation of a new box culvert at the stream crossing to the east of Martin Drive.   This work will involve the temporary diversion of the stream to allow for the installation of the new box culvert, the installation of the new box culvert and the removal of the existing box culvert.  This work is necessary because the elevation of the new road is being lowered to improve the sight distance on Janesville Road and improve public safety. 

On Friday, June 22, the contractor will close Janesville Road to through traffic to allow for the installation of the box culvert. The closure will be at Martin Drive for eastbound traffic and at Sandalwood Drive for westbound traffic.  Notification signs will be in place concerning the closure of Janesville Road on Monday, June 18.  The closure will be in effect from 7 p.m. on Friday, June 22, until 7 a.m. on Monday, June 25.  In addition to the work on the box culvert, the contractor will also be completing the grading at the Janesville Road and Martin Drive intersection during the Janesville Road closure.  During this time Martin Road will be restricted to one lane of traffic and there may be delays.

During the closure the posted detour will direct traffic to use either Moorland Road or Racine Avenue and proceed to College Avenue and then proceed east or west on College Avenue to either Moorland Road or Racine Avenue and then travel back to Janesville Road.

As construction activity continues to increase on the project, we ask that you continue to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone when driving on Janesville Road from Moorland Road to Lannon Road.  Also, please be aware of this fact:  when traveling on Janesville Road  there will be no shoulder for eastbound traffic from Lannon Road to Moorland Road.  If for any reason you need to stop while traveling eastbound you must travel to an intersection, get off of Janesville Road and travel to a cross street or parking lot to stop.

Once again, we ask that you exercise caution while driving through the site and remain aware of the activities that will occur on a daily basis.  Thank you in advance for your understanding of the delays that may occur as you travel through the construction zone. 
  
The contractor will make every effort to minimize the noise, dust and confusion that is taking place; however, please remember that Janesville Road is an active construction site and that in order to complete the work scheduled for this year, there will be noise, dust and confusion.

The R.A. Smith National construction field office has been established; please note that regular office hours will not be scheduled as the staff will be on the project site a majority of the time.  The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road. The field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.  Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com, or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you have.  You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

May 16, 2012

The contractor is doing preliminary grading work on the project. To date the contractor has completed the excavation for the new eastbound section of Janesville Road from Moorland Road to approximately Bay Lane Road. If weather conditions continue to hold, the contractor is anticipating that they will complete the preliminary grading work to Lannon Road in approximately another 1 to 1 ½ weeks.

While the grading work has been occurring, the contractor has also been preparing for the installation of the new storm sewer on the project. Work on the storm sewer should be starting in the next several days and will take approximately four weeks to complete.

The installation of a new right turn lane on Moorland Road was accomplished in the past week. It is anticipated that the concrete pavement will have achieved the required strength to allow traffic within the next several days. The contractor is anticipating that they will be able to allow traffic on the new turn lane by the middle of the week of May 21.

As construction activity continues to increase on the project, we ask that you continue to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone when driving on Janesville Road from Moorland Road to Lannon Road. Also please be aware of the fact that when traveling on Janesville Road there will be no shoulder for eastbound traffic from Lannon Road to Moorland Road.  If for any reason you need to stop while traveling eastbound you must travel to an intersection, get off of Janesville Road and travel to a cross street or parking lot to stop.

Once again, we ask that you exercise caution while driving through the site and remain aware of the activities that will be occurring on a daily basis. Thank you in advance for your understanding of the delays that may occur as you travel through the construction zone.   

The contractor will make every effort to minimize the noise, dust and confusion that is taking place; however, please remember that Janesville Road is an active construction site and that in order to have the opportunity of complete the work scheduled for this year, there will be noise, dust and confusion.


The R.A. Smith National construction field office has been established; please note that regular office hours will not be scheduled as the staff will be on the project site a majority of the time. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Rd; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751. Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com, or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you may have. You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

May 3, 2012

Work on the project began in earnest this week. Traffic patterns have been changed with both eastbound and westbound traffic using the northern section of Janesville Road.

This week the contractor has been doing preliminary grading work, which included removal of the existing asphalt driving surface on the south half of the roadway. The contractor has also been moving topsoil out of the grading area so that it may be reused and has also started on the removal of some of the existing concrete pavement that was under the roadway.

During the week of May 7 (weather permitting), the contractor will begin grading for the new section of roadway on the south half of Janesville Road. Please be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone when driving on Janesville Road from Moorland Road to Lannon Road. This grading will involve the contractor removing the existing roadway to a depth of four to six feet below the north half of the road. Please be aware of this fact when traveling on Janesville Road as there will be no shoulder for vehicles traveling eastbound from Lannon Road to Moorland Road to use. If for any reason you need to stop while traveling eastbound, you must travel to an intersection, get off of Janesville Road and travel to a cross street or parking lot to stop.

The contractor is also anticipating that they will be removing the right turn lane for vehicles traveling south on Moorland Road and wanting to turn on Janesville Road to proceed west. This turn lane is being removed to allow for the construction of a longer turn lane that will allow for a better flow of traffic through the Moorland Road and Janesville Road intersection. The contractor is anticipating that the removal and rebuilding of this turn lane should be completed within approximately four weeks.

During the week of May 15 the contractor is anticipating that they will be continuing on the grading work for the south side of Janesville Road and that they will be starting on the installation of a new storm sewer system on the south side of the roadway.

Once again, we ask that you exercise caution while driving through the site and remain aware of the activities that will be occurring on a daily basis. Thank you in advance for your understanding of the delays that may occur as you travel through the construction zone.

The contractor will make every effort to minimize the noise, dust and confusion that is taking place. However, please remember that Janesville Road is an active construction site and that in order to complete the work scheduled for this year, there will be some noise, dust and confusion.

The R.A. Smith National construction field office has been established. Please note that regular office hours will not be scheduled as the staff will be on the project site a majority of the time. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Road; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751. Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you have. You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

 

April 20, 2012

Construction activities on the project began during the week of April 16.  Removal of trees has been completed. Installation of erosion control measures necessary to protect area lakes, streams and wetlands from damage due to the construction project has begun. In addition, the contractor will be installing temporary mailboxes for all residents and businesses located in the workzone. The mailbox relocation has been coordinated with the Muskego Post Office and delivery of the new mailboxes will begin on Monday, April 23.

The installation of the underground infrastructure necessary for the relocation of the AT&T telephone lines and fiber optic cables was completed during the week of April 16. Representatives of AT&T have informed the project staff that they anticipate completing the transfer of service from the old system to the recently completed system within the next two weeks.  The work by AT&T will not impact the reconstruction work on Janesville Road.

On Monday, April 23 (weather permitting), activity on the road work will increase dramatically. During the week the contractor will be working near the intersection of Janesville Road (CTH “L”) and Moorland Road (CTH “O”) where they will be removing a portion of the median island and replacing it with asphalt.  This work is necessary to allow for the switching of traffic required for the construction of Janesville Road. During the week of April 23 the contractors will also be installing a temporary traffic lane on the north side of Janesville Road.  This lane will be used to allow for both east and westbound traffic during the reconstruction of the south (eastbound) side of Janesville Road.  Work on this temporary traffic lane is anticipated to be completed by mid-week. 

Once the temporary traffic lane is completed, the contractor will finish the installation of the temporary traffic signal at the intersection of Janesville Road and Bay Lane. The contractor has tentatively scheduled the activation of these signals for April 25. 
 
Upon completion of the temporary traffic lane and traffic signals at Janesville Road and Bay Lane, the contractor will be switching traffic on Janesville Road. The traffic will be switched from its present configuration to the construction configuration with both eastbound and westbound traffic located on the north half of the roadway. This switch is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, or Thursday, April 26. Please watch for traffic barrels and barricades that will direct you to this new configuration.

Once traffic is switched to the north half of Janesville Road, the actual construction of the south half of the road will begin. Once this work begins, please exercise extra caution when driving on Janesville Road as there will be a significant increase in construction traffic.

The R.A. Smith National construction field office has been established. Please note that regular office hours will not be scheduled as the staff will be on the project site a majority of the time. The field office is located at S73W16582 Janesville Rd.; the field office telephone number is (414) 422-4751.   Please feel free to contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com, or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you have. You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

 

March 30, 2012

On Thursday, March 29, a preconstruction meeting for the CTH L (Janesville Rd.) project was held with   Musson Brothers, Inc. (the prime contractor) and the various subcontractors to discuss the issues involved in the construction of the project.

At the meeting the contractor presented a tentative construction schedule to representatives of Waukesha County, the City of Muskego and R.A. Smith National, Inc. The reconstruction of CTH “L” (Janesville Road) is tentatively scheduled to begin April 16, 2012. Please note that as with most of the dates that will be detailed in this update and all future updates, April 16 is a tentative date that may be affected by weather, contractors’ planning and production schedules being incorrect, or any of a myriad of other situations. Once the actual construction start date is finalized by the contractor, they will place message boards at the east and west ends of the project one week prior to starting work, informing you of the actual start date.

Please watch for the installation of the message boards with the actual start date.

The first activity that the contractor will be working on is the installation of a temporary widening lane to allow for traffic to be moved to the north side of CTH L so that construction can start on the eastbound lanes of the roadway.   In addition to the widening of the roadway, the contractor will also be on site working on the clearing and grubbing of the trees that will need to be removed for the project.   
During the week of April 9, R.A. Smith National staff will be on site beginning to layout the location of the widening lanes, marking driveway and side street reconstruction limits and identifying the limits of the clearing and grubbing that will be required.

Due to a problem that occurred with the relocation of the AT&T lines on Janesville Road and Glen Cove Court, the installation of the temporary traffic signals at this intersection will need to be installed prior to the April 16 start date. This work is anticipated to start April 4 or 5. Please exercise caution when driving through this intersection until the work to install the temporary traffic signals is completed. This work should not adversely affect traffic on CTH L.

The R.A. Smith National construction field office will be established during the week of April 9. Please note that regular office hours will not be scheduled as the staff will be on the project site a majority of the time. The field office will be located at S73W16582 Janesville Rd. The field office telephone number will be (414) 422-4751.   Once the field office is established, you may still contact Mr. Mike Mentzel at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns. You may also contact Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

 

March 2, 2012

On Thursday, February 23, 2012, the reconstruction of CTH L  (Janesville Rd.) moved one step closer to construction with the opening of bids for the construction of the 2012 work from Moorland Road to Lannon Road.  Musson Brothers, Inc. of Brookfield, WI was the low bidder for the work and is currently working with officials from Waukesha County to complete a contract for the construction of the project.

Prior to the opening of bids for the actual road reconstruction work, We Energies and Time Warner have been working throughout the winter on the relocation of the existing gas, electric and cable television utilities.  Work on the relocation of  these utilities is  nearing completion and will  be completed prior to the start of the reconstruction of CTH L.

Work is also proceeding on the relocation of the AT&T communication utilities located within the 2012 CTH L work zone.  This work is ongoing and is anticipated to be completed at the end of April.

Over the next several weeks representatives of Waukesha County, Musson Brothers and R.A. Smith National will be meeting to prepare for the task of reconstructing CTH L.  One of the first items to be  completed will be the approval of a tentative schedule for the reconstruction work on CTH L.  When this schedule has been reviewed and approved it will be posted to this site.

As construction activities begin to pick up, please continue to check this site for updates on project activities.

Prior to the start of construction, the R.A. Smith National construction management staff will be establishing a construction field office at the project site.  Once that field office is in place, we will post the location and field office telephone number on this website for your use.  Until the field office is established, you may still contact Mr. Mike Mentzel of R.A. Smith National, Inc. at mike.mentzel@rasmithnational.com or by phone at 262-317-3338 with questions or concerns that you may have concerning the project, or Mr. Ed Hinrichs of Waukesha County at 262-548-7740 or by e-mail at EHinrichs@waukeshacounty.gov.

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