September 18 Update
Work to install concrete curb and gutter is scheduled to begin on Friday, September 20 and continue on Saturday, September 21, depending on the weather. Please have all vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. that you will need for the next 7-days out of your driveway by 7 am on Friday, September 20.
Also, please do not park on the road during working hours, 7 am to 7 pm. Vehicles can be parked along Soo Street and on Grand Avenue. Please do not drive on the concrete for 7-days after it is placed; the concrete needs that time to fully harden. Also avoid walking or riding a bike over the new concrete for at least 24-hours after it has been installed. You may park your car on the road in front of your house between 7 pm and 7 am, during non working hours. After 7-days the contractor will provide a gravel ramp at the curb so you will be able to access your driveway.
September 13 Update
The contractor will be on site the week of September 16 to start installing the rock base for the permeable concrete block areas and start preparing for the installation of the concrete curb and gutter. Please have all vehicles off the streets by 7 am. The contractor may return to finish up service line clean outs. Residents should watch for the contractor and have any vehicles needed that day moved out of their driveways by 7 am.
September 9 Update
For the week of September 9, the contractor is planning to start installing the rock sub-base for the permeable paver areas and prepping areas for installation of concrete curb and gutter.
The contractor will be moving to Cottage Place to begin grading the roadway and installing the aggregate base. The underground utility work will finish up the week of September 2. To complete the work, water will need to be shut-off to residents on Janice Street and Cottage Place for a portion of the day on September 3. Notifications were provided to the residents that will be affected by the shut-down. The company completing the lining of the sanitary sewer services will be on site the week of September 2 to install clean-outs and also clean the sanitary sewer services. The clean-outs will be installed on the sanitary service pipe at the property line. A vacuum truck will be used to install the clean-out, significantly reducing the amount of area disturbed during the installation.
Soo Street between Janice Street and Grand Avenue will be closed on Thursday, August 29 for underground utility work. The street will reopen on Friday, August 30 in the afternoon.
The contractor is scheduled to be on site Tuesday, August 20 to start grading the roadway and installing the gravel base. Please do not park on the roadway between 7 am and 7 pm and have all vehicles you need for the day out of your driveway by 7 am. The contractor plans to start on the Janice Street Alley, then complete Janice and Centre Streets before moving to Cottage Place.
The contractor is planning to move on site the week of August 19 to start grading the roadway and installing the aggregate base.
The contractor will begin grading Janice Street Alley the week of August 12 and prepping it for curb and gutter and pave drain blocks.
The contractor could begin to televise sanitary sewer services the week of August 5.
Beginning July 8, the contractor will start pavement and driveway removals on Centre St and Grand Ave in preparation of installation of new water main on Centre St starting on July 9.
Any vehicles needed by residents should be moved by 7:00 am.
The tree contractor will return on July 8 to start grinding and removal of tree stumps.
Tom Wesolowski, City Engineer
651-490-4652 | E-mail Tom
The project was awarded to Arnt Construction Company. The contractor is currently ordering materials and work is expected to start in early July.
Xcel gas is expected to start replacing gas main and services the week of June 17th. Improvements include replacement of pavement, addition of concrete curb and gutter, sanitary sewer and water system improvements, stormwater collection and infiltration, street light replacement, and trail off of Cottage Place. Assessments are proposed for the project. An informational newsletter with detailed information concerning the project will be mailed to the affected residents prior to the start of the construction work.