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  1. Anticipated work schedule for next week:                      November 7, 2014 to November 13, 2014
    1. Nickles Electric will complete installing new light poles and traffic signal poles throughout the project.
    2. R.G. Huston will continue site clean-up on the project.
    3. JW Schultz will miscellaneous concrete work on the north side of E. Johnson Street.
    4. Payne and Dolan will complete installing asphalt on driveways on the north side of E. Johnson Street.
    5. West-Land Restoration will install signs on the project between Blair and Baldwin Streets.
    6. Mega Rentals will begin removing traffic control from the project.
    Stage 3                        Construct north side of E. Johnson Street, including joint trench for private utilities, sanitary sewer and water service laterals, electrical work, and roadway items.
    Stage 5                        Complete surface layer of asphalt pavement and pavement markings.
    Traffic Pattern:
    Traffic control will be removed from the travel lanes of E. Johnson allowing for three lanes of traffic between Butler and Blair Streets and two lanes of traffic between Blair and Baldwin Streets.  The bike lane and north parking lane will remain closed between Blair and Baldwin Streets to allow remaining work to be completed.    
    Project Completion Date:  May 30, 2015
    Anticipated Completion Date Stage 5:  November 18, 2014

Project Overview

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.


Public Meetings

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

Construction Field Office - (608) 575-1119

City Project Manager – Glen Yoerger, (608) 261-9177

City Traffic Engineering- Tom Mohr, (608) 267-8725



Full plan set:  53W0740 Plan Set

Special Provisions:  53W0740 specs

Summary of roadway improvements:  Plan Details

Traffic Study

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: 

East Johnson Street Traffic Study Report

East Johnson Street Traffic Study Appendices

Map of East Johnson

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