2019 Street Improvement Updates

August 23, 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

  • Lighting work is continuing now and should be done by the middle 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 now raised to their final elevation in preparation for the top layer of asphalt paving.

Heather Ridge Area

  • Manhole castings and water valve covers are being raised next to their final elevation in preparation for the top layer of asphalt paving.
  • The gravel streets at the south end are now being prepared for paving the first layer of asphalt which is planned for next 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 asphalt trail at Oakfield Park is planned to be replaced next week.
  • The Dog Park on Helena Road is planned to be reopened by the end of Friday, August 23. The first layer of asphalt is paved in the parking lot, the water fountain is installed, concrete work is done and fencing should be complete by the end of Friday. There is still some restoration to do inside the fenced area which will be done next week-please use caution when workers and equipment are present!
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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