2017 James Street (Hwy 16/60) Reconstruction

James Street Construction Update for the Week of May 30th:

This week is about sidewalks, sidewalks, sidewalks! And well, also some other stuff.

Thursday, May 25th will see the finishing of the new colored crosswalks on the east end of James St. The following Thursday, June 1st, will begin the pouring of the new sidewalks on the E. James St. block of downtown. This work will continue into Friday and possibly the following Monday, June 5th, though the contractors were optimistic that the sidewalks could be finished by the 2nd.

Any impression that the new pavement sits lower than the old is simply an optical illusion created by the gap between the street and sidewalk. Once the new sidewalk is poured into the gap, the new walkway and street should feel just like the old, except smoother.

Work will continue through the week on the sewer lift station being installed near the James St./Continental Dr. intersection, and on the water main that runs under W. James St. The water main needs to be worked on before the road construction, because accessing the main after would mean digging up the brand new street.

If you have any questions or concerns about the James Street (Hwy 16/60) Project, please contact city hall at 623-5900, or email the city’s Business Liaison at jtcestkowski@columbuswi.us. And check back in at www.askjames1660.com for further updates on the construction.