60th Street Part of Approved $1 Million Road Rehab Plan
The busy road, as well as those around the new water tower, will be improved this year.
One of Greendale’s busiest roads – South 60th Street – will get an upgrade as part of a nearly $1 million road rehabilitation project the Village Board agreed to tackle Tuesday.
The street will be one of four receiving a milling and overlaying of asphalt in upcoming months.
“Greenfield had repaired (its portion of) 60th Street last year, without really telling us until late in the game, and our side of the street was left unrepaired,” Village Manager Todd Michaels said. “But we’ll get it done this year.”
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The Village will also rehab Euston Street from Tower Road to Enfield Avenue, Tower Road from Euston to Elberton and Elberton from Westway to Euston in conjunction with significant water main improvements and the replacement of the Village’s water tower.
The estimated total for the road repairs is $544,000, and the Village will put the project out to bid immediately. Michaels said he was concerned with where those bids will come in, however, given the fluctuating fuel prices.
Also included in the near $1 million project package is an estimated $300,000 in street lighting upgrades in the southeast and northeast quadrants of Eastway; $99,000 on storm sewer adjustments, sidewalk replacements, utility patching, sanitary repairs and adjustments and pedestrian path rehabilitation throughout the village; and $66,000 for an alternative road project calling for repairs to Heathmeadow Court from Horizon to the dead end.
That section of road has not been improved in nearly four decades.
One road that will not get done in 2013, however, is South 92nd Street, a road Michaels called one of the Village’s worst.
Michaels said the Village has been trying to talk with Hales Corners officials about a cooperative agreement to fix the road, and said the project likely wouldn’t be planned until 2014.
“That’s still in the works, but we have to do it with them,” Michaels said. “If one of us does the work without the other, it would be hopscotch-like repairs where this section is repaired and this section isn’t.”