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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Hwy. 60 Project - Week 22: Phase One lights resume normal operations Sept. 16

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The City of Faribault and its project partners intend to send out and publish a weekly construction update on the Trunk Highway 60/4th Street NW Reconstruction Project. To receive the newsletter, see instructions at the bottom of this post. 

Previous Week Review  9/7/19 - 9/13/19

Underground utility work is quickly wrapping up. Watermain and sanitary sewer work up to 8th Avenue NW is complete and the 600 block is now ready for curb. The contractors completed the milling of the bituminous pavement on the west end of the project between Irving Avenue and Hulett Avenue and installed the new curb near Irving Avenue. Most of the striping and signage from Central Avenue to 4th Avenue is complete and the decorative “acorn” street lights are operational in these four blocks as well. A contractor for the railroad also completed the installation of the new concrete track crossing platform.

Next Week Look Ahead 9/14/2019-9/20/2019

Work will continue to finish the storm sewer in the 700 block and the sewer, watermain and storm sewer in the 800 block. The watermain crossing under the railroad is also scheduled to be completed. Colored concrete and street lights are scheduled to be completed in the 400 & 500 blocks and restoration in these blocks should follow.

General Traffic Control/Detour Notes 

During the duration of the entire project and through the entire project limits which extend from Lyndale Avenue/TH 21 on the west end to Central Avenue on the east end, thru traffic will be detoured off TH 60 and rerouted along 2nd Avenue NW, TH 3/20th Street NW and TH 21 (see detour map link above) Portions of TH 60/4th Street NW within the project limits may be signed “Road Open to Local Traffic or Road Closed to Thru Traffic” or something similar. Please keep in mind that “local traffic/access” is defined as having direct access on TH 60, or having business with someone or a business who has direct access on TH 60. If you do not fall into either of these two categories, you should not be on TH 60 within the project limits at any time. Travel on TH 60 within the project limits should take place only when there is no other possible alternative. Also please be respectful of private property and do not use private property to “short cut” the detour route.

Pedestrian traffic will be maintained to the maximum extent practical to provide access to businesses and residents who have access to TH 60, however other portions of sidewalk will be closed to facilitate construction work and those sidewalks will be detoured along an alternate pedestrian route (typically around the block). Please review the link to the FAQ above for more information about access during construction.

For a full map of detours,  click here.  

Phase 1 (Central to Fourth) Access Notes: 

This area is open to traffic. The signal systems at Central Avenue, 2nd Avenue and 4th Avenue are scheduled to be placed into normal operations on Monday, September 16th.

For a full map of detours and access maps, click here.

Phase II (Fourth to Sixth) Access Notes:

This phase is open to traffic. The final lift of pavement for this area has been delayed to allow more driveway and sidewalk work to be completed ahead of the final paving, note that the manhole castings have been raised in anticipation of final paving so be careful when traveling through this area.

For a full map of detours and access maps, click here.

Phase III (Sixth to Irving) Access Notes:

4th St NW/TH 60 is now closed from 6th Avenue to Lincoln Avenue for Phase 3 & 4 construction, the intersection of Irving Avenue and TH 60 will be open for traffic crossing TH 60 only. Access to Affinity Plus Credit Union shall be from 5th St NW via the Lincoln Avenue & 5th Street NW intersection or from the Irving Avenue intersection on the south side of TH 60. Access to Auto Zone shall be from either Irving Avenue via Division Street or from Old 4th Street.

For a full map of detours and access maps, click here.

About this update

The City of Faribault and its project partners intend to send out and publish a weekly construction update on the Trunk Highway 60/4th Street NW Reconstruction Project.  This weekly update will be issued through the City of Faribault Facebook page and the City’s website www.faribault.org  on the Project website http://www.ci.faribault.mn.us/549/2019-03-TH-60-Reconstruction.  You can sign up and receive an emailed PDF of the newsletter by submitting your email address to mduchene@ci.faribault.mn.us and requesting to be placed on the weekly TH 60 newsletter distribution list. You can also sign up for a text notification that will contain a link to the newsletter via the Faribault Chamber of Commerce by texting Faribault Hwy60 to 313131.  Questions about the contents of the weekly updates or about the project in general can be directed to Faribault City Engineer Mark DuChene at either 507.333.0360 or mduchene@ci.faribault.mn.us or to Glenn Cunningham, senior engineering technician, at either 507.333.0366 or gcunningham@ci.faribault.mn.us.   

Answers to many frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the project can be found here

The project is proposed to be completed in four main phases, and a copy of a map showing the project detour as well as project phasing and anticipated phasing timelines can be found here.

If there is a non-life threatening emergency within the construction limits (such as loss of water) outside of normal business hours, please call police dispatch at 507.334.4305 and they will contact the appropriate parties.  

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