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Washington Ave Update 7/27/15

The project is quickly approaching completion and things should be back to normal very soon.  We had a little bit of a slow-down in progress last week but made good advances this week.  The following is summary of the progress and upcoming work:

Downtown:

  • Crews are still working on some of the minor clean-up items and are slowly getting through the list.
  • Some of the signage was installed this week.  More will be installed within the next week or so.

Frazee Street Intersection:

  • Crews have spent the last week and a half working on the various concrete pours for curb, pavement, and sidewalk.  The remaining concrete sidewalk will be place today.
  • The paving subcontractor (Anderson Brothers) is currently on site to construct the asphalt pavement on Frazee Street.
  • Crews will work on cleaning the intersection in preparation for traffic this afternoon.  We plan to open the east, west, and north legs of the intersection by late today. Local traffic will also be allowed south to Becker Pet and Garden.  Note: Through traffic will not be allowed south of the intersection yet.

Section B (Frazee to Willow):

  • The concrete subcontractor has been working on curb, sidewalk and driveways for the last week and a half.
  • Most the sidewalk and driveways have been placed on the west side of the street.  Some of the sidewalk is complete on the west side on the north end.  Crews will continue to work on sidewalk and driveways over the next several days.  All concrete work (sidewalks, driveways, and pavement will be completed by the middle part of next week.
  • Please do not drive across any driveways or concrete will cones, barrels, or ribbon around them.  They are not cured and will be damaged.  Crews will pull the ribbon off driveways that can be driven when the concrete is cured enough for traffic. 
  • Local traffic will be allowed access from the north end of the street (by Becker Pet and Garden) starting later this afternoon.  No access will be provided from the south at Willow Street until the project is completed.  Again, this is for LOCAL traffic only.  There is still active construction on the street and we need to keep traffic to a minimum for the safety of the construction crews and to protect improvements.
  • The Landscaping subcontractor (HDQ) is onsite and starting to work on the boulevard irrigation system.  They will begin placing topsoil, sod, and trees next week.
  • City electric crews will begin installing street lighting later today or next week.
  • The current goal is to open this portion of the street to traffic late next week or the early part of the following.

 In another week or so all major work will be completed.  I know everyone is anxious to have things back to normal and I appreciate your understanding during this work.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  Enjoy the weekend!!

 

Jon Pratt, PE
City Engineer
Apex Engineering Group
1265 Highway 10 West – Suite 4
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501
Office:  218-844-2580
Direct:  218-844-2582
Cell:       218-841-1282
Email:   jon.pratt@ApexEngGroup.com

 

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Washington Ave Update 7/10

We hit another couple of big milestones this week and are quickly closing in the on the completion of the project.  I realize the access in Section B of the project is tough right now but it should be better by the end of next week.  The following are some highlights from the week and a look at work next week.

Section A: (Downtown)

  • City electric crews installed the remaining lighting in the downtown this morning.  Crews started at 5:00 am to ensure traffic and parking were not impacted!  The lights will be operational by this evening.

Section A.3 (Frazee Intersection):

  • We changed the game plan on this section of work earlier this week.  Crews decided to hold off on work here this week and keep the intersection open until they can focus on this area.  This will ultimately reduce the time the intersection is closed to traffic.
  • Curb Masters will start pouring some of the curb in the intersection this afternoon, while open to traffic.
  • Starting Monday the intersection will be closed to traffic so Curb Masters can start work on the concrete paving, remaining cub, and sidewalk.
  • I anticipate that we will have the intersection reopened by the following week.

Section B (Frazee to Willow):

  • Crews spent the first part of the week preparing the aggregate base and getting ready for the concrete paving on the west side of the street.  They completed the paving on Thursday.  The concrete that was poured on Thursday is still fresh and cannot handle the weight of traffic yet.  PLEASE stay off this pavement until next week.  You can walk across it though.
  • In order to ensure that traffic does not prematurely drive on the new pavement we will be blocking off the entire section of Washington Avenue (Frazee to Willow) over the weekend.  By next week we will open it to local traffic to improve your access.
  • The contractor is completing the curb on the east side of the street today.
  • Next week the crew is planning to construct the curb on the west side (Monday or Tuesday depending on how fast the new pavement cures).
  • They will also be working on driveways and sidewalks.
  • By the end of the week a good portion of the remaining concrete work will be complete.

Thanks again for your patients.  We are almost there.  Please give me a call with any questions or concerns.

Jon Pratt, PE

City Engineer

Apex Engineering Group

1265 Highway 10 West – Suite 4

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501

 

Office:  218-844-2580

Direct:  218-844-2582

Cell:       218-841-1282

Email:   jon.pratt@ApexEngGroup.com

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Washington Ave Update 6/29/15

Last week the project hit a big milestone with the opening of Section A (Downtown) on Thursday morning.  This was two weeks ahead of the contractor’s deadline!  While there are still some clean-up items to address, the work in this section is substantially complete.  Additional progress was also made in Section B with the completion of all of the underground work.  Below is an update on all sections of the project:

Section A (Downtown):

  • Crews finished some of the remaining minor work last week and spend some time cleaning the area up.  All buildings were power washed and the windows were cleaned.
  • The street was opened to traffic on Thursday morning from TH 10 to the north side of Frazee Street.  The 900 block is closed to through traffic due to work at the Frazee intersection
  • We are waiting for the remaining street lights to be shipped.  Once received (this week or next) the City electric crews will get them installed.  This work will be done in the early morning hours and some no parking will be posted to facilitate the work.
  • Some of the remaining items include: lighting, stripping, signage, and misc. punchlist work.

Section B (Frazee to Willow):

  • Crews spent most of last week installing electrical and irrigation conduits on both sides of the road.  They completed this on Friday which marked the end of all excavation in this section of work.
  • Sellin finished subgrade preparation and Hough began placing the aggregate base material on Friday and Saturday.
  • The early part of this week will be spent finishing the placement of aggregate base and preparing for the construction of the mainline concrete pavement.
  • We are currently planning on constructing the northbound (east half of the road) pavement on Thursday.  This is going to be a little bit of a push but we are shooting for it at this point.  This would allow the pavement to cure over the holiday weekend and allow us to complete the other half early next week.
  • Access will be difficult as pavement is placed until it has adequately cured.   It likely will take 3 or 4 days for the pavement to cure.  During which time access to your property may not be possible.  We will get everyone more details as we get closer to this point.

Section A.3 (Frazee intersection):

  • Sellin finished the remaining sewer, watermain, and storm sewer late last week.  This was the last of the underground work on the entire project!!
  • Crews will work on subgrade preparation and placement of aggregate base this week.
  • Some of the concrete curb and sidewalks MAY get constructed later this week.  This is tentative at this point.
  • We will be holding off on the concrete pavement in this intersection until after the July 4th
  • The intersection will be temporarily reopened to traffic (with a gravel surface) for the holiday weekend.
  • Pavement construction will start next week.

A few more weeks and I think things will be getting very close to done.  If you have any questions or complaints please let myself or other project staff know.  Thanks for your continued patients and understanding.

Jon Pratt, PE
City Engineer

Apex Engineering Group
1265 Highway 10 West – Suite 4
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501
office:  218-844-2580
Direct:  218-844-2582
Cell:       218-841-1282
Email:   jon.pratt@ApexEngGroup.com

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Washington Ave Update 6/22

Things are still progressing well and most of the activities are ahead of schedule.  Section A work (downtown) is wrapping up and should be complete later this week.  In Section B the underground work is nearly complete and street construction will begin later this week.  The following is a progress summary and a look ahead at this next week:

Section A (Downtown):

  • The concrete contractor (Curb Masters) finished all of the remaining pavement, curb, and sidewalk on Thursday. At this point we are waiting for some of the recent pours to cure before we open the road to traffic.
  • Crews also spent the last part of this week, including Saturday, completing the sealing of the concrete pavement joints.
  • Clean-up operations started this week and will continue through the early part of this week.  All buildings will be pressure washed to remove the 11 weeks’ worth of construction mess.  Also, the first floor windows of all buildings will be professionally cleaned.
  • The landscaping subcontractor (HDQ Landscaping) started installing the trees and installing the irrigation lines.  Most of this work will be completed by the early part of this week.
  • On Thursday evening we opened the Holmes street intersection to east/west traffic.  At same time, we closed the Frazee Street intersection to all traffic.
  • Temporary perpendicular parking was set up on Freeze Street in front of the library.  This will help provide some additional parking (2 hour limit) during the Frazee street intersection construction.
  • This week work will mostly include the completion of the final minor items.  Crews will finish the installation of the trees and irrigation by the middle of the week.  Pavement marking will be completed on Monday.
  • If all goes to plan the downtown area will be reopened to traffic later this week!!!
  • The last piece of the Section A work is the Frazee Street intersection.  The contractor started removals in the Frazee Street intersection on Friday and finished these on Saturday.  We realize the closure of this intersection is very inconvenient but crews will work diligently to get the work done and get the intersection reopened.
  • On Monday morning Sellin Brothers will begin the last of the underground utility work in the Frazee Street intersection.  This work, which includes sewer, watermain, and storm sewer, will be completed by the middle of the week.
  • If possible we may begin constructing some of the concrete curb and sidewalk in this intersection later this week or the early part of the following.
  • We will not be doing any concrete pavement work in this intersection until after the July 4th weekend/holiday.  There is not adequate time to construct the pavement and allow for curing prior to the busy July 4th The intersection will be temporarily reopened for the holiday weekend and then re-closed to allow for pavement construction.

Section B (Frazee to Willow):

  • Crews spent this last week finishing the sewer and water services and completing the storm sewer installation.  The storm sewer was completed on Friday afternoon.
  • On Friday/Saturday crews competed the removal of the remaining sidewalk and driveways.  Temporary walks (rubber matting) was installed in critical areas.  We realize the loss of the sidewalks makes access more difficult but they needed to be removed to facilitate the remaining work quickly.  For the moment everyone should still have vehicle access to their property.
  • The old watermain will be decommissioned on Monday.  Everyone is being served from the new watermain at this point.
  • The early part of this week will be spent trenching in the electrical and irrigation conduits.  This will be installed on both sides of the street.  The trench is fairly shallow and should move by your property relatively quick.
  • By the middle and end of the week crews will begin preparation of the subgrade for the street construction.  We will possibly start placing the aggregate base by the end of the week.
  • The plan is to start the first part of the concrete paving the following week (prior to the July 4th holiday).
  • With the closure of the Frazee Street intersection, all properties in Section B will need to access their property from the South (Willow Street).
  • Please remember there is temporary public parking available in the Holy Rosary parking lot during the remaining park of construction.  Please be respectful of neighboring businesses and do not use other’s parking lots unless you have permission.

It’s another big week of progress in both sections.  In a few more weeks things will be starting to get back to normal for most of you.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me or other project staff with concerns or questions.  We will do our best to make accommodations.  I sincerely appreciate everyone’s continued patience while we make these important improvements.

Jon Pratt, PE

City Engineer

Apex Engineering Group

1265 Highway 10 West – Suite 4

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501

Office:  218-844-2580

Direct:  218-844-2582

Cell:       218-841-1282

Email:   jon.pratt@ApexEngGroup.com

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Washington Ave Update 6/15

Today marks the 10th week of construction since we started the project in late April. There has been a lot of work completed in the last ten weeks…but I am sure many of you are ready for it to be over. Section A (downtown) is nearing substantial completion. At this point it appears there is a chance the downtown will be completed ahead of schedule (as long as mother nature behaves herself). The is also plenty going on in Section B (Willow to Frazee). The following is a progress report and projected work for the upcoming week for both sections of the project:

Section A (Downtown):
• Last week was a montage of concrete paving, curb and gutter, intersection work, sidewalk, etc. It may seem like the contractor is aimlessly hopping from spot to spot, but there is a method to the madness. They are forced to move around to allow areas of concrete to cure before they can work on or near the new surfaces. Fortunately we had nice weather that helped the concrete to set rather quickly last week.
• All of the mainline paving and curb and gutter was completed by the middle of the week.
• Crews finished the Front Street intersection pavement, curb, and adjacent sidewalks. Accordingly we reopened the Front Street intersection (north/east/west legs) on Friday afternoon!! Traffic now has access to/from TH 10. I do not expect to close this again.
• Curb Masters (concrete contractor) also completed the sidewalk and most of the decorative ribbon on the west side of the 800 and 900 blocks. Business on that side are now enjoying real sidewalk and better access.
• Lighting was also installed on the west side of the street.
• This week will be more of the same. The crews will be initially focused on completing the sidewalk on the east side of the street starting Monday morning at 7:00 am. They will start at the north end (near Ace Hardware) and move towards the south through the day. As the 800 block is being poured, Sellin Brothers will be preparing the 900 block sidewalk subgrade. If all goes well they will also get a good portion of the 900 block sidewalk poured. Whatever remains will be completed on Tuesday.
• The concrete contractor will be working on all of the various remaining pours in the two block area throughout the week.
• Tree planting and irrigation work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
• The Holmes Street intersection may be ready to open to east/west traffic later this week. We will evaluate this possibility as the week goes on.
• It appears they will be very close to finished with most of the significant work by the end of this week…if the weather holds out for us. It looks like they is some rain in the forecast and this could slow progress later in the week.

Section B (Willow to Frazee):
• Last week Sellin Brothers spent most of the week working on the installation of sewer and water service laterals. They completed most of this work and only two remain which will be installed today.
• Crews also finished the removal of the remaining pavement and curb south of the dental office. This was removed to allow for the installation of dewatering equipment that will lower the groundwater table and allow for the installation of the storm sewer. It turns out that the ground water is low enough to allow for storm sewer installation without significant dewatering.
• The focus of this week will be the installation of the storm sewer. Crews will start installing storm sewer (near Willow) later today. This construction will move from the south to the north and should be complete later this week. This work will be the last of the major trenching and excavation.
• By the middle/end of the week, Sellin will begin rough grading the street subgrade behind the completion of the storm sewer.
• Next week crews will be placing aggregate base and starting the concrete pavement construction.
• At some point fairly soon we will need to remove the sidewalks that we have left in place to provide pedestrian access. We are evaluating if we need to do this prior to the street construction or if we can wait until after the street pavement is complete. We will provide more information on this in the coming days.

As the underground work wraps up we are evaluating the timing for the Final piece of the project, the Frazee Street intersection. Once Holmes Street is open to traffic we will then be closing the Frazee Street intersection to start the last of the sewer and watermain replacement. I am working with the Contractor to evaluate the prosecution of this work and will provide additional information later this week.

Please feel free to contact me or other project staff with any questions. Enjoy the week.

Jon Pratt, PE
Civil Engineer

Apex Engineering Group
1265 Highway 10 West – Suite 4
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501

Office: 218-844-2580
Direct: 218-844-2582
Cell: 218-841-1282
Email: jon.pratt@ApexEngGroup.com

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Washington Ave Update 6/8

We had a good amount of progress last week in both sections of the project.  We saw the first of some new pavement in Section A and more underground utilities go in on Section B.  The upcoming week will be have a significant amount of visible change and progress in both sections.  There will be some new access impacts in both areas so please read the following summaries.

Section A:

  • The contractors made some good progress last week with the construction of pavement and some curb and gutter.  On Monday crews constructed the southbound (west side) mainline concrete pavement from Frazee to Front.
  • The remainder of last week was spent placing the pavement north of Front Street, curb and gutter in the Front Street Intersection, and pavement in the Front Street intersection.
  • While this might not seem like significant work…it is.  The intersections take a considerable amount of work to complete.  The curb and gutter is relatively complicate to form and must be done by hand.  The intersection pavement has to be done in multiple forms/pours.  At the end of the last week the Front Street intersection is nearly complete.
  • Some curb and gutter was also placed in the Holmes intersection. We could only complete the west half until the remainder (northbound) mainline paving is complete.
  • We had hoped to have a little more pavement complete but cool day/night temperatures resulted in slow curing of Monday’s mainline paving.  This prevented the crews from being able to place equipment on that pavement.  In turn this delayed them from pouring the northbound pavement or curb and gutter on the west side.  The up side is cool temps and the slow cure make for good concrete pavement!
  • This week will be a lot more of the same.  Crews will continue focus on getting the remaining pavement and curb and gutter constructed.
  • Monday will be a busy day.  The contractor plans to pour the curb and gutter on the west side of the street starting at 7:00 am.  By the later part of the morning they hope to be placing the remaining mainline pavement (northbound driving and parking lanes).
  • By the middle of the week, crews will focus on construction of the sidewalk on the west side of the street.  This will obviously cause some access changes and interruptions.   We will be developing more detail for this work and communicate this with you in the next couple of days.  As they construct the sidewalk they will be taking down the temporary walk.  This will cause some short term interruptions in access.  The good news is that once the sidewalk is constructed, we will be able to use in less than 24 hours…no more rubber mats!!
  • We will work with everyone closely on the timing of the sidewalk construction.  If you have special needs/concerns please contact me and I will try to accommodate these the best we can.
  • Sellin has tentatively scheduled for the asphalt pavement to be place east/west of the Front Street intersection next Friday.  This means that this intersection MAY be complete and open to traffic by next weekend!  There are some things that need to fall into place for this to happen…but that is currently the goal.  This will help restore some of the vehicle access to the downtown area.

Section B (Willow to Frazee):

  • Last week Sellin finished all of the watermain and sanitary sewer main installation.  We are having some trouble passing a pressure test on a small portion of the watermain.  Crews spent the last part of the week digging up joints and trying to isolate the issue.  They believe they have zeroed in on the problem and it should be fixed.
  • Another crew from Sellin worked on installing sewer and water services.  Services are a currently about 50% complete.  The services should be completed by the later part of this week.
  • With the completion of the sewer and water in the first phase of Section B, we will be making preparations to start work in the second phase of Section B, from Willow to the dental office.
  • By the middle part of the week crews will begin removing the last of the pavement (Willow to the dental office).  This will create some additional access interruptions.  This work should take less than two days to complete (maybe just one day).  Once the removals are complete access will be partially restored.
  • The only underground utility construction in the southern phase is storm sewer, which is primarily on the east side of the road.  Sellin will make every effort to maintain some level of access to adjacent businesses during this work.   As the storm sewer is installed they will grade the street behind progress.   This will be the last of the major excavation in this section.
  • By the early/mid part of next week all of the underground utility work will be complete.
  • By the middle of next week crews will be starting the street construction

As you can tell there will be a fair amount of action this week and progress will be shifting and impacting different areas as the week moves along.  If you have not been to a weekly progress meeting yet, this week would be a good one to come to.  By Tuesday we will have a better picture of how things are going to progress and how it will impact access to the various areas.  I imagine this update may create some questions and concerns from those of you directly impacted by the project.  I encourage you to please give me or other project staff a phone call with any questions or concerns.

For those of you in Section A, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  A couple more weeks and we will be getting very close.  For those in Section B  the worst of the digging is just about over and things will be getting put back together very soon.  I again appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.  You cooperation has made things go quickly and smoothly thus far.

Jon Pratt, PE

City Engineer
Apex Engineering Group
1265 Highway 10 West – Suite 4
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501

Office:  218-844-2580
Direct:  218-844-2582
Cell:       218-841-1282
Email:   jon.pratt@ApexEngGroup.com

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Washington Ave Update 6/1

We are heading into the 8th week of construction and there will be a fair amount of activity this week (if the weather cooperates).  The downtown area will see the first of some new street pavement and Section B (Willow to Frazee) will continue with underground utility construction.  The following summaries work completed last week and the anticipated work for the coming week.

Section A (Downtown):

  • Work was somewhat limited last week.  Crews focused on placement and tolerance of the aggregate base in preparation for the concrete pavement construction.
  • The Front Street intersection was temporarily reopened for east/west traffic over the weekend.  This intersection will be closed again sometime Monday for pavement construction.
  • Towards the end of last week crews began mobilizing and setting up equipment for the concrete pavement construction.  Originally pavement construction was scheduled to begin on Friday.  This work was delayed due to weather and other factors.
  • Crews worked on Sunday and completed the final preparation (setting pavement reinforcement) for concrete pavement construction.
  • The first of the mainline (street) concrete pavement will be placed on Monday morning.  The initial construction will include the west half (south bound traffic and parking lanes) from front street to Frazee Street.  This work will be completed by the end of Monday.
  • The west half of the pavement must cure for a few days before crews can turn the equipment around and construct the other half of the street.
  • While the first of the mainline pavement cures the contractor plans to begin constructing the concrete pavement and curbing in the Front Street intersection.
  • Once the main line pavement is complete the contractor will begin constructing the curb and then sidewalk areas.
  • Obviously the concrete construction is very dependent on weather and will have a significant impact on progress over the next couple of weeks.

Section B (Willow to Frazee):

  • Last week Sellin Brothers continued construction of the watermain and sanitary sewer.  The watermain construction is about 85% complete and nearly to Frazee Street.  The Sanitary sewer construction is about 50% complete.
  • This week Sellin will continue with watermain and sanitary sewer construction.  The watermain will be completed by the early part of the week and sanitary sewer will likely be complete towards the end of the week.
  • As crews finish the sewer and watermain they will begin installation of sewer and water services to individual properties.  Access to properties may be limited when services area being installed.  Also, there will be short water service interruptions to individual properties as crews connect water services to the new watermain.  The contractor will try and communicate these interruptions with you in advance.
  • Sewer and water construction will continue through this week and will likely be completed sometime next week.
  • The next step of construction will include the construction of the storm sewer.
  • No work south of the dental office is anticipated for the following week.

As always, we will hold our weekly construction meeting at 9:00 am on Tuesday at LaBarista.  Please contact me or other project staff if you have any questions.  We appreciate your continued patients and understanding.

Jon Pratt, PE

City Engineer

Apex Engineering Group

1265 Highway 10 West – Suite 4

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501

 

Office:  218-844-2580

Direct:  218-844-2582

Cell:       218-841-1282

Email:   jon.pratt@ApexEngGroup.com

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Washington Ave Update 5/19

We are now heading into the 6th week of construction and we are starting to transition into some new elements of work. The weather over the last week has been less that cooperative but the crews of Sellin Brothers, buttoned up the rain coats and kept working through most of it.  The rain certainly slowed progress a bit but has not significantly impacted the schedule.  The upside is dust has not been an issue!  That being said, we will soon be starting to place concrete and some dryer weather would be welcomed.  As most of you know, we will be starting work in Section B (Willow to Frazee Street) on Tuesday morning.  This means the construction area will be expanding a bit but also that we are starting to get over the proverbial hump in Section A (downtown area).  The following is a summary of progress and work forecast for each of the project areas:

Section A (Downtown):

  • Crews spent the majority of last week working on service laterals in the 800 block.  They were able to finish all of them other than a couple that were finished today.  At this point we are working with your plumbers to get the final interior connections made to the new services.  Once this is complete everyone will be on the new water system and the old watermain will be decommissioned.  It is imperative that your plumbers make these connections inside as soon as possible or we risk delaying the progress and schedule.
  • Crews also worked on installation of storm sewer in the Front Street intersection.
  • Sellin Brothers and the City of DL electric crews completed the installation of electrical and irrigation conduits in the 900 block.
  • The beginning part of this week will be spent finishing the last of the miscellaneous underground work.  This includes the storm sewer in the front street intersection and on the 800 block.
  • Once all buildings are on the new water system the final watermain connection will be made in the Front Street intersection.  At this point we will need to perform a final pressure test on the watermain and service laterals in the 800 block.  This is tentatively scheduled for the middle of the week.  This test will result in a brief interruption (about 2 hours) in water service to properties on the 800 block.  The test will be performed in the evening and you will receive further notification prior to the water suspension.
  • As we finish the water system installation and testing it is critical that you notify project staff if you do not have water service to all or a portion of you building.  This will allow crews to correct the situation prior to street work.
  • Sellin and City electric crews will begin installation of irrigation and electrical conduits on Tuesday morning.  This work will take a little less than two days to complete.  This work will be the end of any significant excavation on this portion of the project area.
  • By the middle of the week crews will begin grading the subgrade in preparation of street construction.  This will be followed by placement of aggregate base, tentatively by the later part of the week.
  • Preparatory work for the concrete street paving will being early next week with the first of the concrete pavement being placed by the middle of the week (tentatively).
  • Once the street paving is complete crews will start work on curb and intersections, and then move into sidewalk work.

Section B (Willow to Frazee):

  • Work in this section will begin on Tuesday morning.  This segment of Washington Avenue will be closed to through traffic during the work.  Access to businesses and properties will be maintained to the extent possible.  General traffic will be detoured around the construction utilizing Lake Avenue.
  • Crews will begin work by removing the street surface, underlying concrete pavement, and curbing.  Lighting will also be removed.
  • Initially construction will be limited to the area between the dental office, north to Frazee Street.  Frazee Street intersection will remain open to cross traffic.
  • Sellin Brothers will immediately begin the construction of  underground utilities.  Crews will start with the installation of sanitary sewer near the dental office and head north towards Frazee Street.
  • By the middle of the week a second crew will start the installation of watermain, again near the dental office heading north to Frazee Street.
  • Underground utility installation will continue for the next couple of weeks.
  • There will be periods during the utility installation when access to the adjacent properties will not be possible due to trenching.  If you have critical access needs, such as deliveries, please contact project staff so we can coordinate your needs.  All properties will have access at the end of each working day.
  • Barricades will be erected at each end of the immediate work area.  Please obey all signs and barricades.
  • Sidewalks will be left in place to in effort to provide pedestrian access.
  • If you have unique access needs please contact project staff.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel for those in Section A and the work is just beginning in Section B.  Sellin Brothers will be taking extra steps prior to the Memorial Day weekend to clean up the project site and ensure good pedestrian access (downtown) and local access to those in Section B.  Weekly construction/progress meetings are held every Tuesday At 9:00 am at LaBarista.  In the meantime please contact myself or other project staff with any questions or concerns.

 

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