Shoreview’s 2018 Capital Improvement Program includes the reconstruction of the roads in the Bridge Lion Road Reconstruction.
It is expected the contractor will start working on the outstanding items required to complete the project in early May.
All major work has been completed. The contractor has miscellaneous punch list items to complete before shutting it down for the year.
The contractor will be returning mail boxes the week of November 5th, weather permitting. Please place your old, or new, mail box in your yard where it will be visible for the contractor to locate.
Topsoil and sod have been placed in your yards as part of the restoration work. The way you care for your new sod when it is first installed will affect its health and growth. New sod requires 1 to 2 inches of water a week for the roots to take hold. While the contractor is required to water the new sod for the next 30 days as necessary, we do encourage you to take time to water the sod if you begin to see it drying out.
We also ask that you do not mow your new sod for at least two to three weeks. Mowing and other traffic on the sod can damage the root structure and hamper future growth. When you do mow your lawn, start by mowing on the highest setting on your mower and gradually work down to your normal height throughout the year. Sod that is damaged by residents mowing too soon or excessively short will not be replaced by the City.
In the spring of next year, please avoid having children play on the lawn until at least a month after green-up. It is best to keep heavy traffic off the new sod until May. Please also do not apply typical weed and feeds this fall. Herbicides (weed killers) that interfere with rooting could damage your new sod.
The City will conduct final sod inspections in the spring of next year after the snow melt. If the sod is found to be healthy, residents are expected to take care of it from that point on and the City will no longer be responsible for the replacement of sod that is damaged or dead from neglect.
The contractor will begin grading and filling in yards and boulevards today and tomorrow in preparation for sod the week of October 29th, weather permitting. The tentative date for paving the final layer of asphalt is Friday, November 2nd. You may drive on the new pavement once it has been fully compacted by the rollers, or when the paving crew says it is okay to do so. Please note that you may be momentarily delayed for up to an hour or more while the new pavement is being installed. For your safety and others', we ask that you continue to be cautious driving through the work zone and next to heavy equipment.
Work to restore residential driveways is being completed. Once all driveways have been installed, the contractor will work on yard and boulevard restoration, followed by work to raise road manholes and gate valves in preparation for the final pavement. The exact date for paving has not yet been determined. As the project nears completion, please remember to continue to use caution while driving through the work zone and next to heavy equipment.
The first layer of pavement is scheduled for Monday, October 12th depending how much progress the contractor makes in grading and prepping the road base. You will be able to drive on the asphalt as soon as the rollers have made their passes. Please note that you may be momentarily delayed for up to an hour if the contractor is paving in front of your driveway or at the intersections. We ask that you continue to use caution while driving through the construction site and next to heavy equipment
The contractor is working to complete the installation of concrete curb and gutter on Bridge Street and Lion Lane, and is scheduled to pour concrete driveways on Saturday, October 6th, weather permitting. Please avoid driving on the new concrete curb and driveways for the next 7 days after it has been installed to allow it to gain the strength to support the weight of a vehicle. You may park your car in front of your home during 7 PM to 7 AM. Work to prep the road base for the first layer of pavement will follow the installation of the concrete curb and gutter. Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience, it is greatly appreciated.
All the major underground work will be complete with only miscellaneous work remaining. The contractor will begin preparation of the road to get it to the correct elevation and start spreading the gravel for the installation of the curb and gutter, therefore, residents should have their vehicles needed out of driveways by 7:00 am and parked on adjacent streets to the project.
The contractor will continue to install the storm sewer and finish up with a few sanitary sewer services. The contractor will start installing the new fire hydrants and gate valves in which water to residents will be turned off on Tuesday to start the replacement work. Grading crew will also be grading the road and prepping for gravel and curb and gutter.
The contractor will continue making repairs to the sanitary sewer services and installing the new storm sewer collection and infiltration system into the week of September 10.
The contractor is currently working on sanitary services and installing the storm sewer collection and infiltration system.
The contractor will continue to work on sanitary sewer services and also will start storm sewer installation sometime during the week. Residents in that area should also have any vehicle needed moved out of their driveways by 7:00 am and parked on adjacent streets to the project area.
The contractor has begun work on replacing sanitary sewer and installing cleanouts on Lion Lane, and will continue with that into the week of August 20th. The contractor responsible for tree removals will be back the week of August 20th to grind down the tree stumps.Please continue to be cautious when driving through the construction zone for your own safety and for those around you. We also ask that all parents talk with your children about the dangers of the construction site.
Due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances, the contractor is a week or two behind schedule as they continue working in Dale Court North, Dale Court South, Dale Street North, and Arner Avenue. This has pushed the schedule up for work in Bridge Street and Lion Lane. The current schedule has tree removals planned for the week of August 6th on Bridge Street and Lion Lane, and removal of the existing pavement on August 13th assuming no major delays are encountered before then. Once removals are completed, the contractor will begin installing the underground utilities, including sanitary sewer clean-outs and the stormwater collection and infiltration system.
Due to rain delay the start of the project has been pushed back a week. Pavement reclamation is scheduled for the week of July 23rd with the installation of the underground utilities to follow.
Tree removal is expected to be completed the week of June 24th, the existing asphalt surface is expected to be removed the week of July 2nd, and the installation of underground piping is planned to start the week of July 9th.
Bids were received and the award will be presented at the May 21st City Council meeting.
Bridge / Lion Update 11-14-17
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