2019 Street Improvement Updates

August 9, 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

  • Lighting work is being completed now. Xcel Energy then needs to complete the power connections so the system can be turned on.
  • Preparation of boulevards with topsoil is being done next, and sodding is planned for next week.
  • Manhole castings and water valve covers are planned to be raised to their final elevation next week in preparation for the top layer of asphalt paving.

Heather Ridge Area

  • Concrete curb and gutter spot removals are being finished today at the south end of this area.
  • The remaining streets are planned to be reclaimed into gravel next Tuesday August 13th, and the first layer of asphalt paving is planned for the week of August 19th.
  • Lighting work is now complete in this area. Xcel Energy now needs to complete the power connections so the system can be turned on.
  • The Dog Park on Helena Road is closed now for improvements. The parking lot gravel has been graded and the first layer of asphalt pavement is planned for next week. Fencing, concrete walk and installation of a drinking fountain are planned next as the crews become available. We apologize for the inconvenience, but it is for the safety of people and their pets while this work is done. 
  • Manhole castings and water valve covers are planned to be raised to their final elevation next week in preparation for the top layer of asphalt paving.

Helmo Avenue mill & overlay

  • The top layer of asphalt pavement is being paved today and should be complete by tomorrow.
  • Pavement striping is planned for next Wednesday, August 14th.
Please water your sod to ensure that it survives. The Contractor will help for the first 30 days, but after that there will be no sod replacement for sod that dies. More information for sod care is on the sod care letter. Thank you!

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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