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July 25, 2011
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation while the intersection of National Ave. and S. 60th St. was being reconstructed. The contractor accomplished all of the work necessary for the intersection to be reopened to east/west traffic. In addition, National Ave. was reopened today as planned.

Work in the intersection on the installation of the traffic signals, street lights and sidewalks will take place over the next several weeks; however, the contractor will be able to complete these items and still maintain traffic flow through the intersection.

While the main area of concentration for the contractor over the last several weeks has been on completing work to reopen National Ave., they have also been making progress throughout the project.

Work on the installation of the concrete pavement connecting the side streets of Madison, Scott, Washington, Mineral, Walker and Pierce is nearing completion. The installation of asphalt pavement to connect the new concrete pavement to the existing roadways is anticipated to be completed within the next week to ten days. Upon completion of the concrete pavement, the contractor will then concentrate their efforts on the installation of the sidewalks on the project. Sidewalk installation will begin on the east side of S. 60th and upon completion will move to the west side of S. 60th.

In addition to the construction of the road, construction of the street lighting and traffic signals has also been progressing, with completion of the underground portion of these systems anticipated to be completed within the next two weeks. Once these systems are installed, We Energies will be scheduled to provide power to the systems and the installation of the street lights and traffic signals may proceed.

As the contractor moves toward completion of the S. 60th project over the next several weeks, it will appear that the construction zones are passable to vehicles. This is not the case, and in fact, the work zone will become an even more dangerous area to be in over the next several weeks as the contractor moves from location to location to complete the various items of work remaining on the project. While the contractors and the management staff of the project understand your frustration at not being able to use S. 60th St., your continued cooperation in staying out of the construction zone is greatly appreciated as it will aid in keeping you and the construction team safe, and will also allow the contractor to complete his work in a more timely manner.

Please do not attempt to travel through the work zone for your safety and the safety of the construction crews. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated as it will make for a safer project and will allow the contractor to finish his work in a timely manner.

If you have questions or concerns regarding these activities or any other aspects of the project, please contact us at the project field office or via e-mail.

July 12, 2011
Since the June 23 update major changes have taken place on the project.

As the June 27 update stated, work on S. 60th St. from National Ave. to Greenfield Ave. has been included with the work on S. 60th St. from National Ave. to the north. By Thursday, July 14, all of the installation of sanitary sewer, water main and storm sewer from Greenfield Ave. to the north project limits will be completed.

Work on the installation of the concrete roadway also began. The future northbound lane of traffic for S. 60th St. was installed on Friday, July 8, and the southbound lane should be installed on Thursday, July 14 or Friday, July 15, depending on weather conditions. Once the main sections of the roadway are installed, the contractor will begin installing the concrete and asphalt pavement sections necessary to tie S. 60th St. to the side streets of Madison, Scott, Washington, Mineral, Walker and Pierce. It is anticipated that this work will require an additional two to three weeks of time to complete.

While this work is taking place, the contractor will also be continuing their work on National Ave. to meet the July 25 completion date for having National Ave. reopened to east –west traffic. Work to install the curb and gutter on National Ave. is tentatively scheduled to occur prior to July 15 (depending on weather). Once the curb and gutter sections on National Ave. have been installed and have had sufficient curing time, the contractor will start on the installation of the pavement in the intersection of National Ave.

In addition to the paving work that will be taking place over the next several weeks, work will also be continuing on the installation of the street lighting system. Work on the traffic signals at the intersections of S. 60th Street with National Ave., Mineral Street and at the driveway to Bally Fitness will also be ongoing.
A major change also occurred on the north end of the project where employees of the businesses in the Renaissance Faire development and clients of Bally Fitness are now able to gain access on the new section of S. 60th St. Please note that this change is only for these individuals and no traffic will be allowed to proceed past the south driveway to the Renaissance Faire development (the entrance at the Bally Fitness sign).

While at times it may appear that the construction zones are passable to vehicle travel, the roads are closed to all through traffic and the area is an active construction site. Please do not attempt to travel through the work zone for your safety and the safety of the construction crews. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated as it will make for a safer project and will allow the contractor to finish his work in a timely manner.

If you have questions or concerns regarding these activities or any other aspects of the project, please contact us at the project field office or via e-mail. Thank you.

June 23, 2011
Progress continues to be made on the S. 60th St. project. Since the June 14 update the contractor has completed all of the excavation and grading operations from National Ave. to Mineral St. During the week of June 27 work will begin on the installation of the underground portion of the street lighting and traffic signal systems in this area. It is also hoped that final grading of the roadway will be completed.

Work will also be activity taking place from Mineral to the north project limits during the week of June 27. The remaining water main and storm sewer in this area is scheduled for completion early in the week. Upon completion of the underground work, work on the installation of the underground portion of the street lighting and traffic signal systems will begin. Also scheduled is the placement of the remaining 0.5 foot of gravel for the roadway. If weather cooperates, the contractor is hoping to begin the final grading of the roadway from Mineral to the north at the end of the week with completion after July 4.

Based on weather conditions and progress made by the contractor it is anticipated that paving operations may begin late in the first week of July or early the next week. Completion of paving operations will require approximately four weeks, with additional time for the completion of the traffic signals, street lights, painting of the roadway and landscaping.

In addition to the work that will be occurring from National Ave. to the north in the coming weeks, the contractor has proposed and been granted permission to begin work from Greenfield Ave. to National Ave. on June 27. This change was granted as it will reduce the completion time of the project from November 18 to October 18.

Please be advised that on Monday June 27th (weather dependent) traffic at the intersection of National Ave. and S. 60 St. will be shifted to the south side of the intersection with only one lane of traffic in each direction. This configuration will remain in place through July 5 when the intersection of National Ave. and S. 60 St. along with the section of S. 60 St. from National Ave. to Greenfield Ave. will be entirely closed to traffic. Please note that the traffic on National Ave. will be shifted to Greenfield Ave. and detour signing will be installed to mark the approved routes. With the roadway being closed, the project staff has worked with the MCTS concerning bus traffic and the bus stops at S. 60 and National will be moved to S. 59 St. It is anticipated that all work at the intersection of S. 60 and National will be completed by approximately July 25 with east/west traffic being restored at that time.

The contractor and project staff realize the inconvenience that this work may cause; however, please remember that this change will allow for the project to be completed approximately four weeks ahead of schedule.

Also, while at times it may appear that the construction zones are passable to vehicle travel, the roads are closed to all through traffic and the area is an active construction site. Please do not attempt to travel through the work zone for your safety and the safety of the construction crew.

June 14, 2011
Work on the S. 60th Street project is continuing. The contractor is on schedule for completion of the section from National Avenue to the north City limits by mid August.

During the last several weeks the installation of all sanitary sewer, water main and storm sewer from National Avenue to Mineral Street was completed. The contractor responsible for the installation of the underground utilities is now focusing their attention on the section from Mineral Street to the north project limits. The contractor anticipates that the remaining work to the north of Mineral Street could be completed by the end of June, depending on weather.

On Tuesday, June 14, grading operations from National Avenue to Mineral Street began. Work in this area will involve excavating the existing roadway and bringing it to the correct elevation for the new roadway, installing the wiring for the new street lighting on the project and final grading the roadway in preparation for the installation of the new concrete roadway. The contractor is anticipating that they will need approximately four weeks to complete these operations.

Please remember that while at times it may appear that South 60th Street is passable to vehicle travel, the road is closed to all through traffic and is an active construction site. Traffic should not attempt to travel through the work zone.

If you have questions or concerns regarding these activities or any other aspects of the project, please contact us at the project field office or via e-mail. Thank you.

May 25, 2011
Construction activities continue on the S. 60th St. project. Despite the rainy, cold weather of this spring, work has continued on the section of roadway from National Ave. to the north City limits and the work is currently on schedule.
All sanitary sewer main and water main relay on the current stage of the project has been completed and the contractor is currently working on the reconnection of the sanitary and water services to individual properties. This work started at the intersection of S. 60th St. and National Ave. and is proceeding north. While working on the service connection from National Ave. to Mineral St. the contractor will also work on the reconstruction of portions of the storm sewer system. This work is scheduled to take approximately two weeks from today to complete.
Upon completion of the sanitary, water and storm sewer work between National Ave. and Mineral St. grading of the roadway for the new pavement in the area from National to Mineral will begin. While this work is taking place installation of the sanitary and water services as well as the storm sewer will be continuing from Mineral to the north project limits.
If you have questions or concerns regarding these activities or any other aspects of the project please contact us at the project field office or via e-mail.

April 25, 2011
Construction activities continue on the S. 60th St. project. Despite a week of rainy, cold weather work continued with the completion of the removal of the existing roadway from National Ave to the north , steady progress on the reconstruction of the sanitary sewer main on the current stage of the project was also made despite the weather conditions. Work on the sanitary sewer in the intersection of S. 60th St and Mineral Street has also been completed meaning that there should be no long terms delays or closures of the intersection for the next several weeks.

During the week of April 24 to April 30 the contractors plan on working on the following items, please note that progress on these items will be dependent on the weather.

Complete the reconstruction of the sanitary sewer main from Mineral Street to the north project limits. If work is completed on this section of the project prior to April 30 the contractor will begin work on the reconstruction of the sanitary sewer from the intersection of Washington St to the south.

Installation of the landscaping trees from Lincoln Ave to Greenfield Ave is taking place. If you live on this section of the project you may notice that the locations for the tree plantings are marked on the curb. Your help in avoiding parking at these locations will aid in the timely planting of the landscaping trees, if you are unsure of where there will be a tree planted in front of your property please feel free to contact the project staff at 414-321-5040. If there is a problem accessing a tree location you will be contacted by a representation of the firm planting the trees.

Existing street light fixtures from National Ave to the north project limits will be removed

If you have questions or concerns regarding these activities or any other aspects of the project, please contact us at the project field office or via e-mail.

April 11, 2011
Construction activities started on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, with the closure of S. 60th St. Work began with the removal of the asphalt pavement from National Ave. to Mineral St. Work also began on the removal of existing concrete pavement at Mineral St. and proceeding to the south.

The following project activities are scheduled for the week of April 11:

  • Removal of the existing concrete pavement from Mineral St. to the south will continue through Wednesday, April 13. Once the pavement has been removed from Mineral St. to National Ave., the contractor will begin removal of the pavement from Mineral St. to the north project limits. The contractor will make every effort to maintain access to residents who do not have access via an alley, but there will be some unavoidable delays.

  • On Tuesday, April 12, work on the sanitary sewer reconstruction will begin at the intersection of Mineral St. and 60th St. and will proceed from Mineral St. to the south.

If you have questions or concerns regarding these activities or any other aspects of the project, please contact us at the project field office or via e-mail.

April 1, 2011
The work this year will be constructed in 3 separate stages; 1) National Avenue to approximately 200 feet north of West Pierce Street, 2) National Ave to Greenfield Ave, 3) the intersection of Greenfield Ave with S. 60th St.

The first stage is tentatively scheduled to start April 6th and run thru the month of August. The road will be closed to thru traffic from National Ave to a point approximately 200 feet north of West Pierce Street. During this stage of the work National Ave will remain open from the April 6th start date until approximately the first week in June. National Ave will remain open as an alternate route for traffic affected by the I-94 repaving project. In early June the north half of the intersection of National Ave will be closed and traffic through the intersection will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction on the south half of National Ave. With all closures the contractor and project management team will work with you to maintain access to your residence during the construction, however access may be restricted during certain construction operations. If you have specific questions or concerns please contact us at the project field office . During this stage of the project vehicles will not be allowed to travel from West Pierce Street through the project site to National Ave and beyond and conversely will not be allowed to travel from National Ave through the project site to West Pierce Street and beyond. Pedestrian access will be maintained within the work zone at all times. If there is any other information or special needs that concern you, please contact us.

November 19th, 2010
Stage 3 will be re-opened to traffic. Opening ceremony for the interim completion of the project has been scheduled on that date.

September 9th, 2010
Next meeting with businesses is scheduled at 9 A.M. at Antigua Latin Restaurant located at 5823 W Burnham St, West Allis, WI 53215.

August 2nd, 2010
Stage 3 starts. S 60th St will be closed to traffic between Beloit Rd & Greenfield Ave. The newly constructed pavement on Stage 2 of S 60th St will be reopened to traffic between Lincoln Ave and Beloit Rd. However, the rest of construction activities on stage 2 will be finished under live traffic.

June 24, 2010, 9:00 AM
Next meeting with businesses is scheduled.

May 21, 2010
Stage 1 ends. Greenfield Ave will be re-opened to traffic.

April 23, 2010
Stage 2 construction starts. 60th St. will be closed from Lincoln Ave. to Beloit Rd.

April 29, 2010 - 9 a.m.A follow-up meeting will be held at 9 a.m. with businesses located within the project limits to discuss project progress and concerns.

March 31, 2010Stage 1 construction officially starts. Greenfield Ave. will be closed to through traffic just west of 60th St. to 62nd St. Use the assigned detour route (National Ave. will be used to detour traffic around the closed segment of the road).

March 25, 2010 - 9 a.m. A meeting will be held at 9 a.m. with businesses located within the project limits. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss project staging, plans and challenges; as well as to listen to and address any concerns from the businesses along the project in advance of construction.

March 9, 2010
A preconstruction meeting will be held to discuss the project schedule, start date, and any major project concerns.

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