Friday, September 14, 2012

Update - STH 26 Bypass Project

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

Good afternoon, 

It has only been four days since the last update, but at this time of year, construction operations start moving pretty fast. I hope the northbound commute is a little smoother now that we are back to the original mainline pavement without narrow tapers. As we talked about last time, we are starting the construction of the new frontage roads between John Paul Road and Woodcrest Drive. This stage will include the closure of John Paul Road at STH 26 during construction. The median cross over at John Paul will be closed permanently. This will take a little getting used to, but the end result will be much safer. The intersection of John Paul Road and STH 26 has been pretty hectic with all of the activity in the area. Travelers needing to get to John Paul Road or to M&I bank should continue northbound to McCormick Drive. Next, turn left at McCormick Drive and then left again to travel southbound to the M&I back entrance. As we talked about last time, all driveways on STH 26 will remain open during construction, with some minor inconveniences.

We appreciate your patience during construction. Please slow down and drive cautiously. We are getting closer to the end and the result will be an amazing transformation of the State Highway 26 corridor between Janesville and Milton. 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