Anticipated work schedule for next week: July 25, 2014 to July 31, 2014
- Nickles Electric will continue installing underground facilities for street lighting and traffic signals.
- R.G. Huston will complete roadway grading between Butler and Blount Street, and also grade the median of E. Johnson Street at the Baldwin Street intersection. Pipe crews will continue to install sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer between Paterson Street and Few Street. Crews will also complete underground pipe work at the Baldwin Street intersection.
- JW Schultz will continue to place new sidewalk and curb and gutter between Butler Street and Paterson Street on the south side of E. Johnson. Crews will also place new curbs in the median at the Baldwin Street intersection.
- Private utility contractors for MG&E will continue to install underground facilities for private utilities between Hancock and Blount Streets on the south side of E. Johnson Street.
Stage 2c,d: Construct sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water main in median areas of the Baldwin Street intersection, in addition to roadway work.
Stage 2a,b,c,d: Construct south side of E. Johnson Street, including water main, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, electrical work, and roadway items.
East Johnson Street traffic will remain reduced to one lane through the entire project. E. Gorham Street will remain reduced to one lane through the N. Baldwin St. intersection. N. Hamilton Street will remain reduced to one way (SB) only traffic between E. Johnson Street and Webster Street.
Planned Intersection Closures:
N. Butler Street south of E. Johnson Street (long term closure)
N. Franklin Street south of E. Johnson Street (Tuesday, July 29)
N. Blair Street south of E. Johnson Street (Friday, July 25)
N. Blount Street south of E. Johnson Street (Monday, July 28)
N. Livingston Street south of E. Johnson Street (long term closure)
N. Baldwin Street south of E. Johnson Street is now open to Johnson Street, but remains closed to cross traffic.
Project Completion Date: May 30, 2015
Interim Completion Date Stage 2: August 8, 2014
Interim Completion Date Stage 5: November 2, 2014
The proposed project includes reconstruction of East Johnson Street to a one-way, urban roadway, with 2-3 lanes, similar to the existing roadway. The proposed street layout will include two through lanes with additional lanes on each side of the street for parking or right turns. Parking lanes may be used for traffic during peak traffic hours. An on street bike lane will also be added with the project. The reconstruction of the street will include the replacement of the pavement, base material, curb and gutter and drive aprons. The proposed project will also include replacement of the sanitary sewer, water main and storm sewer systems as well as improvements to the street lighting and traffic signal systems. The existing sidewalk on both sides of the street will remain in place, with replacement of any damaged sections to ensure ADA compliance and replacement of any sections as required for installation of sanitary sewer laterals. All disturbed terrace areas will be restored with topsoil and reseeded.
Bi-Weekly Construction Meetings
The City will hold bi-weekly construction meetings during the project for public to ask questions and learn about the project. The next bi-weekly construction meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 3, at 1:00 pm in the 2nd floor Community room of the Constellation, 10 N Livingston Street. Following meetings will continue on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 1:00 in the same location. Interested businesses and residents are encouraged to attend.
Contacts during construction
Construction Oversight – Ryan Horst, Project Leader (414) 397-5329 email@example.com
Construction Field Office - (608) 575-1119
City Project Manager – Glen Yoerger, (608) 261-9177 firstname.lastname@example.org
City Traffic Engineering- Tom Mohr, (608) 267-8725 email@example.com
Full plan set: 53W0740 Plan Set
Special Provisions: 53W0740 specs
Summary of roadway improvements: Plan Details
In fall of 2011 through spring of 2012, the City studied the implications of converting Johnson and Gorham to two-way streets along the corridor. Two public meetings were held to discuss the results of the study and obtain public input.
The first meeting was held on Thursday, November 10th, at 6pm at the Christ Presbyterian Church at 944 E. Gorham St. A copy of the presentation can be found here: 2011-11-10 Presentation
The second public information meeting was held on March 1st at 6pm at the Christ Presbyterian Church at 944 E. Gorham St. A copy of the presentation can be found here: 2012-03-01 PIM Presentation Handout
A final report has been prepared regarding the study and can be found here: