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Road work on 60th Street finally nears completion

Sept. 7, 2011

Motorists and businesses in West Allis waiting for the completion of extensive road work along 60th Street need only to hang on for another month or so.

The work that started in March 2010 should finally be done in October, Michael Lewis, director of public works and city engineer, said today.

The 60th Street project, extending from Lincoln Avenue north to the city limits, involved ripping up the old street and replacing the water and sewer lines and private utilities underground and laying a new concrete surface.

Despite the seemingly endless wait, the project is actually on time and on budget, Lewis said.

And once the work is done, everyone can rest easy for a while. That's because another complete reconstruction probably will not be needed for 80 years, he said, assuming the road is resurfaced and otherwise properly maintained. A couple of resurfacings should extend the street's life that long.

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