2019 Street Improvement Updates

June 21, 2019

Construction has begun on this year’s street improvement project which covers the Partridge Estates and Heather Ridge neighborhoods. The improvements include miscellaneous storm sewer/sanitary sewer/water main repairs and replacement, replacement of isolated sections of structurally damaged curb and gutter, repaving of the asphalt pavement section, and installation of uniform street lighting. It also includes replacing the top surface of pavement on Helmo Avenue from 15th Street to Upper 23rd Street.
 
T.A. Schifsky & Sons, Inc. is the Contractor for this project. They have successfully completed many similar projects for the City.  This work will be done in phases by area to help minimize disruption. All project work is scheduled to be complete by early September.

Project Areas:

Current and Planned Work


Partridge Estates Area

  • The first layer of asphalt pavement is complete.   
  • Lighting work in this area is planned to begin in early July.
  • Boulevard sodding will be done after the lighting work is complete.

Heather Ridge Area

  • A street grading crew will be on Helena Road late this week and early next week to prepare the road for asphalt.
  • Curb removals on Heather Ridge Road (from 50th to Hayward Rd.) are planned for early next week.
  • Concrete curb replacement is planned to start on Heather Ridge Rd. starting early next week, this includes completing the curb on Helena Road and at the Dog Park.
  • The first layer of asphalt on Helena Road is planned for early next week.
  • A pipe crew is working on storm sewer and water valve repairs in this area.  They are finishing up on Heather Ridge Road and will continue south early next week. Be aware of temporary road closures on 46th Street starting next week due to storm sewer replacement.
  • Improvements are being made to the Dog Park on Helena Road including installation of a drinking fountain, installation of parking lot curb and pavement, and installation of a storm water treatment raingarden. The Dog Park is closed now until about mid-July.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but it is for the safety of people and their pets while this work is done. 
  • A street lighting crew is continuing work in this area.  They are first installing new underground wiring and will then follow up with installing new lights.  The existing lights will be left operational as long as possible to try and minimize the down time for the system. They are working from North to South.
  • Excel Gas crews have finished the gas main and service replacement work.  This work is separate from the City project work, and Excel will be doing their own grass restoration with seeding when their contractors become available. 

Helmo Avenue mill & overlay

  • This work is expected to start after the 4th of July.  Storm sewer repairs, spot replacement of concrete curb and gutter and street lighting will be done first, and then the top layer of asphalt pavement will be milled and repaved.
As construction progresses, please use caution traveling within the project area.  Also, please do not park vehicles on the street from 7AM to 7PM within the project area unless instructed to by the Contractor to accommodate driveway work. This will help the Contractor to work more efficiently, and will create a safer work zone. Thank you, as always, for your ongoing patience and cooperation.
 
If there are any questions or comments regarding the project, please contact one of the following people:
  • Joe Meemken, 651-724-5588, On Site Project Representative, SEH
  • Jeff Thene, 651-490-2049, Sr. On Site Project Representative, SEH
  • Brian Bachmeier, 651-730-2730, Oakdale Public Works Director/City Engineer
  • Todd Blank, 651-490-2017, Project Manager, SEH
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