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 9/21/19 - 9/27/19
All sanitary sewer and watermain work for the project is now 100% complete and only a small portion of storm sewer in the 800 block remains. Crews also poured more concrete sidewalks and driveways and continued to install more street lights. The 600 & 700 blocks are complete and prepped and ready for pavement.
Next Week Look Ahead 9/28/2019-10/6/2019
Crews are scheduled to complete all underground utility work next week and construct drain tile, sand and gravel on the last block of the project between 8th Avenue and the railroad tracks. Weather depending concrete curb and gutter should also be completed on the last block and paving is scheduled to start on the west end including the frontage road, 5th St NW, and TH 60 west of the railroad. Paving is also tentatively scheduled for the 600, 700 & 800 blocks in the next couple weeks. The paving scheduled will be primarily driven by the weather and when the paving crew can get here.
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. All work is substantially complete.
Phase II (Fourth to Sixth) Access Notes:
This phase is open to traffic. 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 Lincoln) 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or to Glenn Cunningham, senior engineering technician, at either 507.333.0366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.