2019 Street Improvement Updates

August 16, 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

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 attached sheet. Thank you!


Partridge Estates Area

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

Heather Ridge Area

  • Boulevard sodding is now complete in the areas that have been paved.
  • Manhole castings and water valve covers are planned to be raised next to their final elevation in preparation for the top layer of asphalt paving.
  • The gravel streets at the south end will be prepared for paving over the next week, and paving the first layer of asphalt is planned for Tuesday, August 27.
  • The rest of the driveway patching is planned for August 28-30.
  • The rest of the boulevard sodding is planned for the week of September 3.
  • The Dog Park on Helena Road is closed now for improvements. Paving the first asphalt layer in the parking lot, fence installation, water fountain installation and concrete walk are planned to be completed next week. We apologize for the inconvenience, but it is for the safety of people and their pets while this work is done. 

Helmo Avenue mill & overlay

  • Paving and pavement striping are now complete.
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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