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.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Police warn couple of misuse of 911 after they argued with each other
- Greenfield mayor vetoes overflow lot for mosque
- City considers parking bans
- Whitnall will survey residents to help in some costly school project choices
- Enter Halloween contest to win tickets to Legends & Lore
- Greenfield children have new spot to play
- Whitnall School District continues to 'exceed expectations'
- Police called when man urinates himself while sleeping in movie theater
- Al-Huda mosque's parking lot in Greenfield under scrutiny; neighbors do not want it to expand
- Al-Huda mosque’s gravel parking lot in Greenfield can remain in use for now: Al-Huda mosque's gravel parking lot can remain in use for now