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. Below is Week One. To receive the newsletter, see instructions at the bottom of this post.
Previous Week Review 7/20/19 to 7/26/19
Construction crews continued with utility work west of 4th Avenue NW and poured the remaining concrete curb between 2nd Avenue NW and 4th Avenue NW as well as pouring additional sidewalk between Hulett Avenue and Lincoln Avenue on the west end of the project. The traffic signal system at Central Avenue was also installed and should be operational under flashing red mode in the coming days.
Next Week Look Ahead 7/27/19 to 8/2/19
Phase 2 work is scheduled to include completion of the construction of the sanitary sewer main to 6th Avenue NW and then start on the watermain and storm sewer in this area with the goal to have all utility work completed through the 5th Avenue intersection so that the roadway drain tile, sand and gravel can be installed up to 5th Avenue. Crews are also again scheduled to begin working on the median improvements on the west end of the job between Hulett Avenue and will be installing the traffic signal system at 2nd Avenue on July 27.
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, through traffic will be detoured off TH 60 and rerouted along 2nd Avenue NW, TH 3/20th Street NW and TH 21 (see detour map below). 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 Access Notes:
The remaining segment of Phase 1 still closed to traffic east of Central Avenue is scheduled to be opened sometime by the end of the day on Monday, July 29th. The intersections of TH 60/Central Avenue and TH 60/2nd Avenue will be opened after the completion of the signal system installation and will open under flashing red conditions (4-way stop). Please pay attention to traffic control at the intersections.
For a full map of detours and access maps, click here.
Phase II Access Notes:
Currently 4th St NW/TH 60 is closed between 2nd Avenue and 6th Avenue NW for Phase 2 construction. The intersection of 6th Avenue will be closing sometime next week (week of July 29th) to accommodate utility construction. During Phase 2 construction the intersections of 3rd Avenue NW, 4th Avenue NW and 5th Avenue NW with TH 60/4th Street NW will be closed to traffic crossing TH 60. Access to properties and businesses within this phase will be modified as shown on the attached maps.
Traffic is permitted on the avenues on both sides of TH 60 up to the construction project limits. On-street parking on the avenues is also open. If your business is on or near the project limits and you need assistance with maps to post at your business or on your business website to direct traffic to/from your business, please contact the City Engineer.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or to Glenn Cunningham, senior engineering technician, at either 507.333.0366 or email@example.com.
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.