2017 James Street (Hwy 16/60) Reconstruction
Construction Update for the Week of Oct. 23
The curb and walk “punch list” is set to be tackled Monday, Oct. 23 through Friday, Oct. 27. So, if you see any gaps in the new sidewalks or curb and gutter, they should vanish next week.
Once all of the sidewalk work is completed, residents can expect to have the removed portions of their driveways repaved, and the remainder of the topsoil repaired.
On to the road itself.
The James Street/Dix Street/Industrial Drive intersection is likely to change daily as crews race to get all of the remaining work done.
The Ludington Street/James Street intersection stoplights are on their final timing. Drive through the four-corners to get a sense for the difference. Traffic should be moving much swifter.
More approaches and intersections will be paved Thursday, Oct. 19. This should complete the remainder of the intersections along James Street.
The road work is quickly approaching an end, and while no date has been penciled for the street to be traffic-ready, a soft opening is happening right now. Many of the barricades between Ludington Street and Lewis Street are being removed as the finishing touches are completed.
The downtown is open to local traffic. Feel free to visit those businesses and drive the new road between Ludington and Lewis. Work remains to be done between Lewis Street and Dix Street. As such, that stretch will remain closed until the big ticket work completes at the end of this month.
Until that time, keep checking in with www.askjames1660.com. With his allotted hours winding down, JT Cestkowski, our Business Liaison Intern, is looking for work. If you have a lawn that needs mowing or a sidewalk that will require shoveling, shoot him an e-mail at email@example.com. He is also good at answering all of your construction related questions, problems and concerns.