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Janesville Road Should Wrap Up in Early December

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:

  • Janesville Road - east and west bound lanes are now all open; lights have been erected up to just east of Bay Lane Drive, with crews completing them in the next two weeks. Simpson said WE Energies will be the final piece of that puzzle to supply the power in the lines. In addition, traffic signals remain to be installed, but those should also be ready in about three weeks.
  • Tess Corners Drive - a final lift of asphalt is being laid Monday, with work expected to be done by Wednesday; pavment markings could also be applied by Wednesday, Simpson said, but if not, Monday of next week it would be ready. Signage and guard rails are also going to be installed next week.
  • Racine Avenue - a recreational trail is planned for 2013 along the stretch of road from Woods to Janesville, and meetings with the County will begin next week to work on the design.

No further updates were needed for Pioneer Drive, as that project has been completed in late October.

DK November 21, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Why sod? Sod requires a lot of upkeep. After a bit of not being watered, fertilized, cut and having snow piled up on it, the grass will be full of weeds and look terrible. I also agree with the street lights. What style do they match?
Denise Konkol November 21, 2012 at 02:55 PM
DK - not sure of where you see weeds. Even the first rolls that were laid still look great. I've heard the 'too many lights' from a lot of people too, but I'm wondering if the idea is that they are more directional than the flooding style of light that would 'leech' onto nearby properties. As far as the design, that's literally by design to differentiate commercial areas.
Muskego Mike November 21, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Is there another lift of asphalt needed? Seems like the road is lower than the curb. If needed, would that be completed this fall?
Michael Borkoski November 22, 2012 at 03:24 AM
The plan all along was to do the final layer of asphalt in the spring, to give the road a chance to settle. I'm also not a fan of the street lights, but we'll see what they look like when lit.
Muskego Mike November 22, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Thanks... Seems like a good idea to wait for spring.

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