2017 James Street (Hwy 16/60) Reconstruction

Construction Update for the Week of August 21st

This week will be defined by pavement. Paving will happen Thursday, August 17th and Friday, August 18th.

Work will begin at the Industrial Dr./Dix St./James St. intersection and progress east to the old Countryside Ford dealership. It will then shift and roadway will be laid from Ludington St. up to Charles St.

Paving will stop at the old dealership because there is still work to be done on a water main that runs under the road at that location.

The pavement being laid on the aforementioned dates will only be the middle two lanes of the roadway. The parking lanes will be done at a later date. Hopeful estimates are for the following week.

The pavement will sit above the surrounding gravel, this will make James St. temporarily impassable, even to local traffic. Residents along James St. are encouraged to look out for information from the state Department of Transportation as to how they are supposed to be using their cars until the road is finished.

If you are a fan of lasers, the pavers will be using a new technology to guide their work. Normally the construction crews would setup string lines to act as guides for the paving equipment. Columbus is going to be one of the first places to rely exclusively on sensors.

Sidewalks are being removed over the coming days on the north side of West James St. This work will stop at Dickason Blvd. The sidewalks downtown are likely to remain untouched until after Labor Day.

Those with questions should contact the city’s business liaison intern, JT Cestkowski, at jtcestkowski@columbuswi.us. His life lacks purpose without your concerns and curiosities occupying his time. You can also subscribe to future updates through the “News” tab to the left, and please continue visiting www.askjames1660.com for the latest on the James St. Reconstruction Project.