Thursday, April 4, 2013
The sign on Janesville Road in Muskego declaring the start of road construction almost seems well after the fact, but will signal the final "sprucing up" of the eastern end of the new roadway
If the mess along Janesville Road from Racine Avenue to Lannon Drive in Muskego wasn't enough, more crews will be coming onto the scene on the eastern portion of the stretch of road. According to Ed Hinrichs, lead engineer for Waukesha County, the project will include concrete work at the intersection of Bay Lane Drive and finishing work on the medians beginning on April 8 from Lannon Drive to Moorland Road. "This is the beautification part of the project and will include work on the raised planters and the completion of the brick and concrete work at the intersections," Hinrichs explained. And yes, the project will also include a second lift of asphalt to bring the roadway level with the concrete curbs. The most-asked question of the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Many businesses and residents along Janesville Road had spotty or stopped internet service on Monday, however power should be back up and you're free to move about the web.
It's one thing not to be able to check Facebook, but quite another when conducting business and making a living comes to a screeching halt. Such was the case for many business owners along Janesville Road on Monday, as they reported problems with internet service. City officials confirmed that workers burying cable for Janesville Road reconstruction were the culprit, though it was not immediately clear if a line was cut or damaged. Issues began around 9:30 a.m., with some like Frenz Hair and Designing Nails telling Muskego Patch that their service was "out all day, beginning at 12:30 p.m." Jeff Paula commented on Facebook, "They're good at that...in 2011 during Durham Drive reconstruction, I lost count the number of times they cut our …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Various aspects of the design plan, which have been developing over the past year, don't meet state standards for optimal design, but county engineer feels confident they won't delay project.
Barely has the dust settled on the phase I construction of Janesville Road, which widened the roadway to four lanes and added medians from Moorland Road to Lannon Drive, when planners have brought a potential issue for 2013's project. Ed Hinrichs, project engineer with Waukesha County, explained to the Public Works Committee Monday night that two facets of the phase II construction plan fall outside of the state Department of Transportation's 'optimal design.' The intersection of Lannon Drive and Janesville Road is designed at about a 65 degree angle according to Hinrichs, which is less than the state's threshold of 70 percent (90 degrees or right angles being ideal). He explained that to further correct the interesection would require "…
Monday, July 30, 2012
Yep, that's pavement along the entire construction zone on Janesville Road; what's been happening and what's next for the major road project and how it affects you.
After deep trenches replaced the eastbound lanes of Janesville Road from Lannon Drive to Moorland Road, the roadbed is finally ready for asphalt, and has been paved along the entire eastern stretch. The county's largest road project to date reached its midway point for the year, and is right on schedule according to Engineer Ed Hinrichs, with the Waukesha County Public Works Department. What's been happening in the past couple of weeks: On Thursday, installation of the first four inches of asphalt pavement took place, and Hinrichs confirmed that traffic will be diverted onto the roadway before crews apply a final lift. The contractor will need approximately one week to complete the placement of topsoil, paint the traffic lines and do final…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A release from the construction engineers for the 'big project' in the city indicates the changes will begin soon, and will start with a temporary widening lane.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The following is from construction engineers in charge of the Janesville Road reconstruction project: "On Thursday, March 29, a preconstruction meeting for the Janesville Road 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 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…