Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Update - STH 26 Bypass Project

Below is an update on the State Highway 26 bypass from the Project Manager.  As the city receives information on the project, it will be posted on this blog and on the website (www.ci.milton.wi.us). 

Good afternoon, 

Progress continues to move forward on the reconstruction of State Highway 26 between Janesville and Milton. Long hours and good weather have helped to keep the project on schedule. Following the completion of the new northbound left turn lanes to McCormick Drive west, the temporary barrier wall has been recently removed. Now that the barrier wall is gone, this will allow crews to set up a left turn lane from the northbound lanes of State Highway 26 to McCormick Drive. The left turn lane will be in place by this Friday. Please stop and yield to all oncoming southbound traffic. Work is also nearing completion at the County Highway Y and McCormick intersection. The final layer of asphalt and permanent pavement markings should be in place within the next couple of weeks. 

On the southern end of the project you will notice the start of the construction of the pedestrian bridge, just south of the M&I Bank. Over the next few weeks, crews will work to complete the new median between the northbound and southbound lanes in the business district between County Highway Y and McCormick Drive.

To the north, the roundabouts on Harmony Town Hall are taking shape. The first sidewalk was poured on the Harmony Town Hall Bridge. The Harmony Town Hall interchange is on schedule to open October 1st. The Wright Road Bridge is right behind the Harmony Town Hall Bridge and crews will be pouring the bridge deck this Friday. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we strive to keep the construction site safe for workers and the traveling public. If you have any questions or need any clarifications on the upcoming changes, please feel free to contact the State Highway 26 project staff at our project field office. 

(608)754-8217 - STH 26 Field Office, 4342 Milton Avenue, Janesville, WI 53546 


Lance Wagner - Project Manager