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 9/28/19 - 10/4/19
All underground utility work is complete on the sanitary sewer, watermain and storm sewer except for some final adjustments and testing. The final paving on the south frontage road near Kwik Trip and on 5th Street NW from Lincoln to Irving Avenue as well as the first of two lifts of pavement on TH 60 from the railroad tracks to Hulett Avenue were also completed. The final block of the reconstruction portion of the project should be ready for curb and gutter by the end of the day 10/4/19.
Next Week Look Ahead 10/5/2019-10/11/2019
The remaining curb and gutter on the job is scheduled to be completed next week and crews will also continue to fill in driveways, sidewalks and decorative concrete. The electricians continue to install street lights and will begin working on the last remaining traffic signal system at 8th Avenue NW next week as well. Contractors for the railroad are scheduled to be on site next week Wednesday-Friday to assemble and install the railroad crossing warning system.
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 NW to Irving Avenue for Phase 3 & 4 construction. The roadway will reopen from Hulett Avenue to Irving Avenue on Friday, October 4th, however this area will likely see some additional road and lane closures in the future to accommodate pavement striping and median island work. Please pay attention to traffic control devices.
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.