2017 James Street (Hwy 16/60) Reconstruction

Construction Update for the Week of July 17th

Welcome back from our July 4th hiatus! We hope you, your friends and family were all able to enjoy the city and what it has to offer on our nation’s birthday.  But you don’t come here for rundowns of holidays past. You come for the latest riveting road construction news.

This week is a lighter update as construction gets back up to speed after the July 4th holiday.

Work continues on the utilities along West James St. between Ludington and Lewis. The good news is that the street will only start to look better from here. Grading for this stretch will begin Thursday, July 13th, and continue through the following Wednesday, July 19th.

For those wondering when the portion of road currently torn up will receive pavement, the short answer is: we are not sure. The pavers are in high demand and come through when it makes sense for them to do so. We do not get to schedule them. That said, the stage two area currently under construction should be ready for pavement in a couple of weeks.

The work being done near American Packaging is the remainder left over on the sewer lift station. It is not yet general road construction. There is still no date for when any asphalt will be removed west of the Governor Lewis Mansion.

Finishing touches continue on East James St. Starting July 24th, that area will be getting its brand new light poles.

JT Cestkowski, our Business Liaison Intern, has finally worked his hands to a sufficient amount of bone as to merit some “vacation.” We put that in quotes, because while he will be out of state, and comatose on a beach, he will still be reachable via his e-mail, jtcestkowski@columbuswi.us. Feel free to keep him on his toes with all of your burning James Street Reconstruction questions. And check back in on www.askjames1660.com for the latest road work news!