Janesville Road Project Sees Finish Line

The phase I construction is nearing completion, with the installation of street lights and two-way traffic soon to be separated by a median.

After a long season of road construction on the busiest stretch of highway in Muskego, there is literally a light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, dozens of them.

Nearly overnight, road crews have begun streetlight installation at the eastern end of the construction zone to Martin Drive. In addition, electronic signs are heralding 'changing traffic patterns,' which Jeff Muenkel, City Development Director, confirmed means cars will ride on either side of the median strips beginning on Nov. 16.

"What will happen first is that a single lane of traffic will be open in either direction on the appropriate sides of the median," he said. "The outside lanes will only be open to allow crews to continue working on the medians to complete the raised planters and other features."

In the meantime and as always, keep your eyes open for signs directing traffic, and be aware that there will still be workers present. Even though cars will have a little more 'elbow room,' the speed limits are likely to remain the same (25 mph) as well until crews have cleared the entire roadway.

Brandon Karpowitz November 14, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Perhaps a dumb question. But why don't they use like synthetic turf in the medians instead of real sod? Seems like the initial costs would be be easy to get back with all the costs of cutting and maintaining real grass. Especially since one of the first things communities cutback on it maintaining green spaces. Once the shine of the new street is over with in 2 years the medians will be all weeds and a mess I'm sure. Plus if anything needs to be fixed like lighting or etc, you just roll up the carpet our of the way. The new stuff they have now for stadiums looks just like real turf.
Michael Borkoski November 14, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Grass is easy to cut, I'm concerned about who will maintain all of these flower beds. Will they become overgrown messes like the ones on Moorland?
Lynn November 15, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Are they not laying down another layer of asphalt? The road was a mess during a recent rain with the sewer grates higher then the road.
Bryan K. November 15, 2012 at 04:54 AM
They do the final layer when they're done with everything else with the project.
Muskego Mike November 15, 2012 at 03:41 PM
I hope the parks department does not take ownership of the grass or flower beds. They will rip out the sod, plant weeds, stop all mowing and call it a cost saving measure.


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