After taking a few days off from a hectic schedule to complete the opening of the Rollins Road Bypass by Thanksgiving Day, the crews were back at work in full force today. With temperatures in the mid-40’s for the balance of the week they are hoping to keep up the same pace and complete the project on schedule a year from now.
I received the following email from Al Giertych which I’m sure he won’t mind me sharing with everyone:
Thanks for the positive feedback, it’s nice to know that the public appreciates the progress that is being made on this very complex and challenging project.
I know that our entire project team worked very hard to get this most recent stage of work completed and open to traffic given our aggressive work schedule and the challenging weather conditions. We are now set to begin the next phase of work which will involve excavating for the new roadway and constructing the new railroad bridge. We are hopeful that weather will permit much of the upcoming work to continue during the winter months so that we can maintain our goal of having the new improvement open to traffic by this time next year.
We are very grateful to Mark Molnar, Dan Gross and our construction management group at Alfred Benesch & Company as well as to our contractors and the Wisconsin Central Ltd. Railroad work crews for their hard work in completing this most recent stage of work. Please feel free to share our project website link at http://www.rollinsroadgateway.com/ with anyone that is interested and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information about this exciting highway improvement.
Al Giertych, PE
Assistant County Engineer
Lake County Division of Transportation