Road Construction Projects

Click the link below for a general overview of the 2020 scheduled projects.
2020 Road Construction Projects (PDF)

2020 Phase 4 West Historic District Project

August 13, 2020 Update: The contractor has scheduled curb to be installed along Quail Street, Park Avenue (from Quail to Rose), and Rose Street for Wednesday, August 19th. The timing and curb locations are subject to change. If curb installation requires you to move your vehicle you will receive a notice at your door ahead of time. Paving is scheduled for approximately one week after curb installation.

The District Education Center is available for residents to use as parking during this work. Thank you for your patience as we work to complete construction.

As a reminder, the fastest way to get answers to questions on the project is to contact James Collingsworth at the number below via call or text. James will be on site each day. If you don’t hear back from James please then call, email, or text Alex Miller. 

James Collingsworth - On-Site Representative
612-219-8082

Alex Miller - Project Engineer
612-518-5937
amiller@wsbeng.com

July 28, 2020 Update:  The City’s subcontractor has completed the installation of curb on Neptune, Pine, and Oak Street. After today, residents will be able to drive over the new curb to access their driveways. Paving of the first layer of asphalt on Neptune, Pine, and Oak is scheduled for this Friday, weather depending. In order to prepare these roads for paving, we ask that you do not park on Neptune, Pine, or Oak Wednesday to Friday this week. At the end of the day on Friday, parking on these streets will be allowed. Residents will have access to their driveways and will be able to drive on these roads during this time although delays should be expected. There will be a brief period during the paving operation where driveway access may be limited until the new layer of pavement is compacted.

The District Education Center is available for residents to use as parking during this work. Thank you for your patience as we work to complete construction.

As a reminder, the fastest way to get answers to questions on the project is to contact James Collingsworth at the number below via call or text. James will be on site each day. If you don’t hear back from James please then call, email, or text Alex Miller. 

James Collingsworth - On-Site Representative
612-219-8082

Alex Miller - Project Engineer
612-518-5937
amiller@wsbeng.com

July 23, 2020 Update:  The City’s subcontractor, will be installing curb on Neptune, Pine, and Oak Street sometime Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Monday (weather dependent). If you live on these roadways you will receive a notice at your door today, Thursday July 23rd with more details. The district Education Center is available for residents to use as parking during this work. Please do not park on Neptune, Pine, or Oak Street on these days so the contractor has adequate space to work.

Once the curb is placed it requires a five-day cure period. After curb has been installed on both sides of the roadway, vehicles can be parked next to the curb on Neptune and Pine Street and residents can enter their property by stepping over the curb. Oak Street will likely be too narrow to allow parking during the curb curing time.

This curb work, while temporarily inconvenient, will be a big step in completing construction. The contractor expects to pave these roadways within the next two-weeks, weather dependent.

As a reminder, the fastest way to get answers to questions on the project is to contact James Collingsworth at the number below via call or text. James will be on site each day. If you don’t hear back from James please then call, email, or text Alex Miller. 

James Collingsworth - On-Site Representative
612-219-8082

Alex Miller -Project Engineer
612-518-5937 amiller@wsbeng.com 

July 21, 2020 Update: The contractor will be installing curb on Neptune Street, Pine Street, and Oak Street on Thursday & Friday (weather dependent). If you live on these streets please look for a doorhanger for more information on timing and parking. Please plan to park at the District Ed Center on the day the concrete curb is poured. The curb has a 5-day cure period, i.e. if your curb is poured Thursday, you will be able to drive back over it at the end of the day on the following Tuesday. If you live on these streets please do not park on the street Thursday & Friday. You can park on the street at the end of the day on Friday and through the weekend.

As a reminder, the fastest way to get answers to questions on the project is to contact James Collingsworth at the number below via call or text. James will be on site each day. If you don’t hear back from James please then call, email, or text Alex Miller. 

James Collingsworth - On-Site Representative
612-219-8082

Alex Miller -Project Engineer
612-518-5937 amiller@wsbeng.com 

July 10, 2020 Update: Mahtomedi Avenue / TH 244 is expected to be open to traffic on Wednesday of next week. In addition, temporary water hookups and temporary mail boxes will be installed for the area north of Quail Street in the next few business days. You will receive a notice at your house about both the temporary water and temporary mail. Street work will continue to Oak Street, Pine Street, and Quail Street next week.

July 2, 2020 Update: The City’s contractor, Geislinger & Sons, Inc. is planning to open TH 244/Mahtomedi Avenue to full traffic on July 10th or shortly thereafter, depending on the weather. Please continue to follow detour signs as much as possible.  

The shaping and grading of Pine Street and Oak Street will begin next week. Curb and gutter is expected to be poured in the southern project area the week of July 13th. Curb needs five-days to cure so please be prepared to have your vehicles out of your garage for five-days. After the first day you will be able to park in front of your house but not cross the curb with your vehicle (on foot is fine, of course). You will receive a doorhanger notice prior to the work taking place to allow time for you to get cars out. 

The area north of Quail Street will be placed on a temporary water system late next week in preparation for watermain replacement work. Those who live north of Quail Street will receive either a doorhanger or a knock on their door letting them know about the temporary water system. 

As a reminder, the fastest way to get answers to questions on the project is to contact James Collingsworth at the number below via call or text. James will be on site each day. If you don’t hear back from James please then call, email, or text Alex Miller. 

June 23, 2020 Update:  Detours are required as part of the Phase 4 West Historic District improvements to allow for the replacement of watermain valves and storm sewer. Dates of detours are subject to change.  Please drive slowly on the detour route and around construction and follow signs when navigating roadways. Traffic that requires use of TH 244/Mahtomedi Avenue to access homes or properties will be allowed in and out.
DETOUR - START DATE: JUNE 24th - END DATE: Roughly JULY 13th (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

June 23, 2020 Phase 4 West Historic District Detour Map (PDF)

June 15, 2020 Update: The City’s contractor, Geislinger & Sons, Inc. is planning to finish watermain work on Oak Street, Tip Top Lane, Pine Street, and Neptune Street the week of June 15th. Next, the contractor will be reinstalling a traffic detour for TH244/Mahtomedi Avenue likely the week of June 22nd so they have space to complete storm sewer installation. 

Xcel’s contractor, Q3 is still on site completing gas replacement work. Their work is expected to be completed in the area north of Quail Street in the coming days. Shortly thereafter, the area north of Quail Street will be placed on a temporary water system in preparation for watermain replacement work. Those who live north of Quail Street will receive either a doorhanger or a knock on their door letting them know about the temporary water system. 

As a reminder, the fastest way to get answers to questions on the project is to contact James Collingsworth at the number below via call or text. James will be on site each day. If you don’t hear back from James please then call, email, or text Alex Miller. 

James Collingsworth - On-Site Representative
612-219-8082

Alex Miller -Project Engineer
612-518-5937 amiller@wsbeng.com 

Detours are required as part of the Phase 4 West Historic District improvements to allow for the replacement of watermain valves. Dates of detours are subject to change.  Traffic that requires use of TH 244/Mahtomedi Avenue to access homes or properties will be allowed in and out.
DETOUR 1 - START DATE: MAY 13th END DATE: MAY 14th (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
DETOUR 2 - START DATE: MAY 14th - END DATE: ROUGHLY 2 WEEKS (DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE) *THIS DETOUR WILL BE IN PLACE AGAIN AT A LATER TIME IN THE SUMMER.
May 13, 2020 Phase 4 West Historic District Detour Map (PDF)

2020 Phase 4 West Historic District 3rd Newsletter July 2, 2020 (PDF)
2020 Phase 4 West Historic District 2nd Newsletter June 15, 2020 (PDF)
2020 Phase 4 West Historic District 1st Newsletter May 22, 2020 (PDF)
2020 Phase 4 West Historic District Email Sign-up Reminder Letter May 18, 2020 (PDF)
2020 Phase 4 West Historic District Property Owner Letter May 18, 2020 (PDF)
2020 Phase 4 West Historic District Project Property Owner Letter May 7, 2020 (PDF)
2020 Phase 4 West Historic District Email Communication Letter (PDF)
2020 Phase 4 West - Historic District Improvements Feasibility Report (PDF)