Monday, September 10, 2012

Update - STH 26 Bypass Project

Here is an update on the State Highway 26 Bypass Project.

Good afternoon, 

As you can all see, State Highway 26, between John Paul Road and Wright Road, is making excellent progress every day. The cleanup crews have finished in this area and we are ready to switch the northbound traffic back to the original mainline pavement. This switch will be the start of the final stage of construction in this area. Once the northbound traffic is back to its original lanes on Monday morning, crews will begin the initial construction of the new frontage roads, between John Paul Road and Woodcrest Drive. Work will begin on the east side of State Highway 26 and progress to the west side. Access will be maintained to businesses at all times, with some minor inconveniences. Please call our construction field office with any concerns you may have. (608)754-8217.

On the southern end of the project sod has been placed in the majority of the new median and the pedestrian bridge, just south of the M&I Bank, is starting to take shape. The new traffic signals at McCormick and the new median street lights will start to be erected in a few weeks. 

To the north, the Harmony Town Hall interchange and the Townline Bridge over State Highway 26 are on schedule to open October 1st (weather dependent). We 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