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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Hwy. 60 Project - Week 17: Underground utility work through the 6th Ave.

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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  8/3/19 to 8/9/19

Construction crews finished underground utility work through the 6th Ave NW intersection and started the watermain and sanitary sewer in the 600 block approaching 7th Avenue. The decorative colored concrete was poured in the 200 & 300 blocks and boulevard restoration was started between 2nd Avenue and 4th Avenue. Work commenced on the removal of pavement and existing medians on the west end of the job between Irving Avenue and Hulett Avenue as well.

Next Week Look Ahead 8/10/2019 to 8/16/2019

Phase 2 work is scheduled to include completion of the construction of the underground utilities through 7th Avenue NW with the goal to have all the roadway drain tile, sand and gravel installed through the 6th Avenue NW intersection by the end of next week and curb and gutter installed to 6th Avenue. Crews are scheduled to begin working on the median improvements on the west end of the job between Hulett Avenue and Irving Avenue.

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: 

Phase 1 is open to traffic. The intersections of TH 60/Central Avenue and TH 60/2nd Avenue are 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 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue NW for Phase 2 construction. The roadway from 2nd Ave through the 4th Avenue intersection is open to traffic. The intersection of 4th Avenue NW will see intermittent partial closures continuing over the next couple of weeks to allow crews to finish the sidewalk and signal work. Please pay extra attention when traveling through this intersection as the closures may change regularly. The roadway will remain closed from 4th Avenue NW through 6th Avenue until the first two lifts of pavement are placed tentatively scheduled for the week of August 19th. Access to properties and businesses within this phase will be modified as shown on the attached maps.

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

Phase III Access Notes:

4th St NW/TH 60 is closed from 6th Avenue through 7th Avenue NW for Phase 3 construction but the road way is open on the milled surface from 8th Avenue NW to the Holiday store driveway on TH 60. 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 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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