Tuesday, December 18, 2012
As soon as crews are done installing new stop lights at Bay Lane Drive and Martin Road, 2012 work will complete, and speeds can increase.
Show of hands: does anyone go 25 mph on Janesville in the construction zone, really? Well, in a few weeks you won't have to worry about getting a ticket for ignoring the lower limit, as road crews will be installing stop lights, and then leaving for the season, taking the temporary 25 mph limit signs with them. Ed Hinrichs, project manager with Waukesha County, confirmed that the lights are expected to be installed in about two weeks. Once they are in place, he said the limit can again be raised to 35 mph as it had been before the shovels first dug into the road. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter In other roads news, the Public Works Director Dave Simpson said that the Tess Corners Drive project …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Road project fell behind schedule but work should end in the next few weeks along with Tess Corners Drive, and city planners look to 2013 to begin work on a recreational trail along Racine Avenue
Tis the season for winter, which should mean road construction is over. Almost. The Public Works Committee met Monday night and heard from DPW Director Dave Simpson that Muskego's largest project is near the end, but won't complete its Phase I tasks until early December. Additional small pieces of work will also have to wait until spring, like concrete work at the intersection of Parkland Drive and Janesville. Other updates for the roads include: No further updates were needed for Pioneer Drive, as that project has been completed in late October.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A roads recap reveals the opening of Pioneer Drive despite a wait for lighting, while the phase I Janesville Road project may take a little longer than planned.
Stripes may become everyone's favorite pattern, as they generally herald the end of road construction, and Pioneer Drive is now sporting yellow stripes of its own. Dave Simpson told the Public Works Committee Monday night that the road project is nearly complete, and through traffic will likely be allowed by Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. However, they are continuing to see a delay in the installation of streetscape lighting, which Simpson is asking to be completed by the city's Christmas parade in mid-November. Other road projects were discussed and include: Janesville Road - phase I is nearly complete, with the paving of the westbound (north side) lanes finished, with the exception of some intersections. Simpson explained concrete …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Progress will be marked in pavement for Pioneer Drive and concrete along Janesville Road; Tess Corners has completed utilities and will be ready to reconstruct
Dave Simpson, Director of Public Works recapped the status of the various road projects in the city. He reported that the Woods Road trail was being completed this week, as the last of the reconstruction work to the landscape was underway. That leaves the other three major zones in the city, which are also nearing their own milestones: Janesville Road - on schedule, with curbs being laid as early as the end of this week. Median monument work is also underway, and Simpson said overall the project has gone smoothly. Paving and road striping are still weeks away, but it's expected that the 1st phase will be done at the end of October. Additional plantings on the eastern half will likely wait until next year, Simpson said, to ensure their …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
City roads are all making progress, some faster than others, with a wrap for some in October, November
If you had a "roads pool" at work to guess which of Muskego's road projects would get done first this year, listen up. Dave Simpson, director of public works, provided an update on their status and the estimated end dates Monday night during the Public Works Committee meeting. Janesville Road: The 2012 Phase I part of the project is on schedule and crews are continuing to grade the westbound lanes. Finishing work on the eastbound side includes installation of streetscape structures and some landscaping. Estimated completion: end of October. Pioneer Drive: After a brief halt to operations for the festival, work began again on Monday, with continued installation of water laterals, which should be completed by Wednesday, Simpson said. Curb …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Progress has been steady and in some cases ahead of schedule, so here's what to expect in the next two weeks.
Our summer of construction continues in earnest, with developments coming in the next couple of weeks for two of our road projects. Janesville Road - 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. Parkland Drive continues to be closed at Janesville, with concrete pavement being laid in the approach. Tess Corners Drive - signs have gone up that the …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Pioneer Drive will close on Wednesday; Janesville Road will close this weekend for culvert installation, and changes along Woods Road herald trail construction.
There's no doubt: we're in the thick of construction season. Dave Simpson, Director of Public Works, offered this update Monday night during the Public Works Committee meeting: Pioneer Drive: the often-used shortcut between Racine Avenue and Janesville Road will be closed to through traffic as water main installation extending from Horn Field north to Janesville will begin. Simpson said that they had expected to be done by the Community Festival, but now will suspend operations from Thursday, August 23 to Monday August 27 to accommodate traffic. Work is not expected to be complete until sometime in September. Janesville Road: box culverts will be installed at Martin Road, prompting the weekend closure of Janesville. Work is scheduled from …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
City attempts to gain a foothold through an ordinance giving them great rights over cell towers in Muskego, in hopes of taking emergency dispatch away from the county; annual review of liquor licenses to reveal how well business is doing.
Tuesday evening's slate of meetings will include the Finance Committee at 6:15 p.m., followed by the Committee of the Whole (6:30 p.m.) and Common Council (7 p.m.). All meetings take place at city hall and full agenda can be found online. The city will take another step in its fight to gain access to the cellular routes within its own borders so 911 calls made from cell phones within the city can be directly sent to the Muskego Police Department. An ordinance would be amended to specifically give the city the first rights to the routes, which would compel cellular companies like AT&T and Verizon to grant the city access. Currently, Waukesha County has these routes assigned to them and has refused to hand them over to the city. Residents …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Storms fell barn, decisions made for local bike path and in recall primary are among the stories featured this week.
Catch up on the biggest news of the week, which included: May 6 - A lightning strike took out an old barn along Tans Drive May 7 - Muskego-Norway School Board makes cuts official May 8 - A new 'roll your own' smoke shop opens, highlighting contentious issues. The Tess Corners recreational path will stay after all Walker makes a big statement on Muskego's ballot May 9 - 'Two Nicks' have grown up together and leave MHS at the top of the class May 10 - Announcing Stamp Out Hunger day, at a mailbox near you.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Council votes to stay on course for road project while maintaining what they saw as a public benefit.
After several weeks of debate and indecision, there will be a path on Tess Corners Drive after all. A unanimous vote to amend the current plan will keep the path on the same route, but narrows it to six feet, in part to address concerns that an eight-foot path was too intrusive on some homeowners' front yards. The Muskego Common Council had four options before them, recommended by the Public Works Committee last week: The on-road option would have presented the most expensive option and delayed the project until 2013. Many of the opponents to the trail had cited the loss of older trees in front of their homes, as they rest in the city's right-of-way, and would have preferred the on-road option or elimination of the trail to save them. …