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Background

2014 Pavement Management Districts F1 and F4 mapThe general contractor for the 2014 Pavement Management Project is Valley Paving, Inc.

Construction began May 27, 2014. The estimated completion date is Sept. 5, 2014.  Street construction is weather dependent, so the schedule is subject to change.

There are approximately five miles of streets within this project.

Since 1994 the City has been conducting a program to reconstruct streets throughout the community. This is referred to as the Pavement Management Program, which will eventually reconstruct or rehabilitate every City street on a given schedule. The 2014 scheduled Pavement Management area is in Districts F1 and F4 (see map).

The rehabilitation method proposed for the streets in District F1 and District F4 is to remove the existing asphalt surface and replace it with a new surface that will consist of two lifts of bituminous. Only spot curb replacement will be completed as needed. Also proposed are some minor utility improvements for sanitary sewer, water, and storm sewer.

July 30, 2014 Update

  • Pavement Management 2014 July 31, 2014 Project Update PicGreen/First Phase: Restoration has started and is anticipated to be complete the beginning of next week, week of Aug. 4.
  • Blue/Second Phase: The final layer of pavement on Jergen Ave, Jergen Court, Jergen Bay, 93rd Street and 92nd Street east of Jergen Ave has been placed. Pavement removal on Jeffery Ave, Jeffery Ct, and Jensen Ave will be completed by the end of the day on Friday, Aug. 1.  The first layer of pavement on Jeffery Ave, Jeffery Ct, and Jensen Ave will be placed Friday through Monday, including Saturday. Restoration is anticipated to continue this week.
  • Gold/Third Phase: Concrete work is complete. Driveway patches will be completed today and Friday. The pavement will be removed on Jasmine Ave Thursday, July 31. 
  • Alternate 1/ Southpoint Addition Pavement Repairs (East Point Douglas Rd west of Hardwood Ave): Complete
  • Alternate 2/Joint Repairs 80th Street and Hardwood, Jamaica Ave and 95th Street:  Complete
  • Alternate 3/ East Point Douglas Rd northwest of Keats Ave: Complete

July 23, 2014 Update

  • 2014 Pavement Management Photo from July 23, 2014Green/ First Phase: Restoration has started and is anticipated to be complete the beginning of next week, July 28.
  • Blue/ Second Phase: The pavement is scheduled to be removed on Jensen Ave and Jeffery Ave next week. The final layer of pavement on Jergen Ave, Jergen Court, Jergen Bay, 93rd Street and 92nd Street east of Jergen Ave will be placed next week, week of July 28. Restoration is anticipated to begin the end of this week.
  • Gold/ Third Phase: The spot replacement of concrete curb is scheduled be completed this week. Any driveway patching required will be completed the beginning of next week, week of July 28. Pavement removal is anticipated the week of August 10th.
  • Alternate 1/ Southpoint Addition Pavement Repairs (East Point Douglas Rd west of Hardwood Ave): Complete
  • Alternate 2/ Joint Repairs 80th Street and Hardwood, Jamaica Ave and 95th Street:  Complete
  • Alternate 3/ East Point Douglas Road northwest of Keats Ave: Complete

July 17, 2014 Update

  • 2014 Pavement Management Weekly Update Picture of RoadGreen/ First Phase: The final layer of pavement will be completed on all streets by Thursday, July 17. Restoration has started.
  • Blue/ Second Phase: Spot curb replacement is complete. The remaining driveway patches will be completed Friday, July 18. The pavement is scheduled to be removed on Jensen Ave  and Jeffery Ave  next week. The final layer of pavement on Jergen Ave, Jergen Court, Jergen Bay, 93rd Street and 92nd Street east of Jergen Ave will be placed week of July 21.
  • Gold/ Third Phase: The spot replacement of concrete curb is scheduled to start Monday July 21.
  • Alternate 1/ Southpoint Addition Pavement Repairs (East Point Douglas Rd west of Hardwood Ave): Complete
  • Alternate 2/ Joint Repairs 80th St and Hardwood, Jamaica Ave and 95th Street: Complete
  • Alternate 3/ East Point Douglas Rd northwest of Keats Ave: Complete

July 2, 2014 Update

  •  Green/ First Phase: The first lift of pavement is completed on all streets, and manhole covers  and gate valves have been adjusted. The wear course is scheduled to be placed Monday and Tuesday, July 7 and 8. 
  • Blue/ Second Phase: The remaining spot removal and replacement of concrete curb will continue this week and finish Thursday, July 3. Pavement removal on Jergen Ave, Jergen Court, and Jergen Bay is scheduled for Monday July 7.
  • Gold/ Third Phase: The spot utility improvements are complete. No new work is schedule for the next two weeks.
  • Alternate 1/ Southpoint Addition Pavement Repairs (East Point Douglas Rd west of Hardwood Ave): Concrete work and paving are scheduled to be completed July 2.
  • Alternate 2/ Joint Repairs 80th St and Hardwood, Jamaica Ave and 95th St:  Joint removal and patching at the intersection of Jamaica and 95th is scheduled to be completed overnight after7 pm on Tuesday July 2. The intersection of Hardwood and 80th are complete for joint repair.
  • Alternate 3/ East Point Douglas Rd northwest of Keats Ave: Complete

June 25, 2014 Update

  • Green/ First Phase: Shaping of the existing gravel base is complete and the first layer of pavement will be completed this week. The contractor has begun adjusting manholes and valves located within the roadway.
  • Blue/ Second Phase: The remaining spot removal and replacement of concrete curb will continue this week and finish Monday. Pavement removal on Jergen Ave, Jergen Court, and Jergen Bay is scheduled for next Wednesday.
  • Gold/ Third Phase: The spot utility improvements are complete. No new work is schedule for the next two weeks.
  • Alternate 1/ Southpoint Addition Pavement Repairs (East Point Douglas Rd west of Hardwood Ave): Concrete work and paving are scheduled to be complete by July 1.
  • Alternate 2/ Joint Repairs 80th Street and Hardwood, Jamaica Ave and 95th Street:  Joint removal and patching at Jamaica Ave north of 95th St is scheduled to occur during the day on Saturday. Joint removal and patching at the intersections is scheduled to be completed overnight after 7:00PM on Sunday June 29th.
  • Alternate 3/ East Point Douglas Rd northwest of Keats Ave: Complete

June 18 Update

  • Update June 18, 2014 Pavement Management PictureGreen/ First Phase: Pavement removal will finish this week. Placement of the first layer of pavement will occur week of June 23.
  • Blue/ Second Phase: The spot removal and replacement of concrete curb will continue this week and through part of next week.
  • Gold/Third Phase: The spot utility improvements should be completed week of June 23.
  • Alternate 1/ Southpoint Addition Pavement Repairs (East Point Douglas Rd west of Hardwood Ave): Milling pavement will occur Friday. Concrete work and new pavement will be completed next week.
  • Alternate 2/ Joint Repairs 80th Street and Hardwood, Jamaica Ave and 95th Street: Scheduled to occur overnight after 7 pm starting Monday, June 23. This work is anticipated to take 2 to 3 nights.
  • Alternate 3/ East Point Douglas Rd northwest of Keats Ave: Completed

June 11 Update

  • 2014 Pavement Management June 11 2014 Update Green/ First Phase: The spot utility improvements and concrete replacement is complete. Restoration and remaining driveways are scheduled for this week. Pavement removal is scheduled for the beginning of next week, June 16.
  • Blue/ Second Phase: The spot utility improvements are complete. The Spot removal and replacement of concrete curb will begin next Monday, June 16, and be occurring throughout the week.
  • Gold/ Third Phase: The spot utility improvements should be completed this week.
  • Alternate 1/ Southpoint Addition Pavement Repairs (East Point Douglas Rd west of Hardwood Ave): Tentatively scheduled to begin the week of June 16.
  • Alternate 2/ Joint Repairs 80th Street and Hardwood Ave, Jamaica Ave and 95th Street: Currently scheduled to occur overnight after 7 pm starting Monday June 23. No work will occur overnight on Friday nights or Saturday nights.
  • Alternate 3/ East Point Douglas Rd northwest of Keats Ave: Final pavement markings will be completed this week.

June 5 Update

  • June 4 Weekly Update Pavement Management Pic of Street ConstructionGreen/ First Phase: The spot utility improvements are in progress and should be finished next week. Spot curb repairs should be completed by the end of the day Thursday with the exception of the intersection of Jareau Ave and Jarrod Ave where utility work still remains. Restoration is scheduled for the beginning of next week, and the pavement removal and replacement.
  • Blue/ Second Phase: The spot utility improvements are in progress. The spot removal and replacement of concrete curb will begin Monday, June 9, and will occur  throughout the week.
  • Gold/ Third Phase: The spot utility improvements are scheduled to begin the week of June 9.
  • Alternate 1/ Southpoint Addition Pavement Repairs (East Point Douglas Rd west of Hardwood Ave): Tentatively scheduled to begin the week of June 16.
  • Alternate 2/ Joint Repairs 80th St and Hardwood, Jamaica Ave and 95th St: Currently scheduled to occur overnight after 7 p.m. starting June 11. No work will occur overnight on Friday nights or Saturday nights.
  • Alternate 3/ East Point Douglas Rd northwest of Keats Ave: Pavement replacement is complete. Shouldering and final pavement markings will be completed the week ending June 7.

 

The 2014 seal coat area includes Hillside Trail between Jamaica Avenue and East Point Douglas Road, the 2010 Pavement Management Project, the 2011 Pavement Management Project, East Point Douglas Road from Hardwood Avenue down to the Cul-de-sac, and the 2013 Pavement Management mill and overlay area.  This project is scheduled to start on July 14, with completion by August 15.

Cars should not be parked on streets being seal coated. "No Parking" signs will be posted 24-hours in advance of seal coating.

Please refer to map or call Public Works at 651-458-2808 with questions.

Seal coating is a standard road maintenance procedure which involves placing a layer of rock and oil on the street to help project and prolong the life of the pavement.

The primary reason to seal coat a bituminous pavement is to protect the pavement from the deteriorating affects of sun and water. When the pavement is exposed to sun, wind and water, the bituminous hardens, causing the pavement to become more brittle. As a result, the pavement will crack because it is unable to bend and flex when exposed to traffic and temperature changes. A seal coat combats this situation by providing a waterproof membrane, which not only slows down the hardening process, but also helps the pavement to shed water, preventing it from entering the gravel sub-base material.

This work is completed each year in the seal coating project area to seal cracks and prevent water from permeating into the road surface.  The 2014 project is scheduled to begin the end of May. It will be completed by Northwest Asphalt Maintenance.

As part of the City’s stormwater permit with the MPCA, the City is required to routinely maintain the storm sewer system, to ensure it is functioning properly and removing pollutants from the City’s stormwater before it is discharged into the Mississippi River.  As part of this maintenance, annually the City selects a handful of stormwater ponds to maintain.  This includes removing built-up sediment from the ponds, replacing rip rap around discharge pipes, replacing damaged structures, and removing vegetation that has grown in around the pond. 

In 2014 the City plans to complete maintenance on three ponds.  The first two are located in the Highland Hills development, directly east of Peter Thompson Park.  The third pond is a dry pond, which is located in Hemingway Park

Annually, the City resurfaces a section of trails in Cottage Grove. This project is similar to the seal coating project, where a mixture of oil and rock is placed on the trails.  This resurfacing is very cost effective, and protects the pavement and extends the life of the trail. Approximately eight miles of trail are scheduled for resurfacing in 2014.

Camel’s Hump Park will be constructed simultaneously with the Oak Cove Development.  This new park is located directly south Oak Cove, on the bluff above US Highway 61.  This park will include new paved and wood chip trails that will connect several scenic overlooks over the Mississippi River Valley.  These trails will also connect to existing unsurfaced trails in the Minnesota Land Trust area to the east.  Future plans include the construction of a park shelter, and extension of the paved and wood chip trails into the Minnesota Land Trust.

The Cayden Glen development, by Newland Communities, will include 92 single family lots.  This development is located on the north side of 70th Street, directly west of the Eastridge Woods Development.  Grading of the site began March 2014 and is scheduled to be completed the week of May 19, 2014. Street and utility construction began April 2014, and will last for approximately four months.  Currently sanitary sewer is being installed throughout the site.  Once street and utility construction is completed, construction of new single family homes will begin.

Grading of the new Cedarhurst Meadows Park in the Eastridge Woods development began during the summer of 2013.  Last fall the grading was completed, along with the construction of some of the playground equipment.  This spring and summer will see the construction of the rest of the park amenities, including a play mineshaft, a limestone climbing wall, edible and sensory gardens, and a sand play area.  The park will also have a trail system that will connect with the larger trail system around the Watershed District’s drainage area and open space.  These trails will provide connectivity between new developments and another great recreation experience in the Upper Ravine District.

The Clear Channel Ravine Stabilization Project is funded by the South Washington Watershed District to address major erosion issues in a ravine north of 70th Street, near Highway 61 and the western border of Cottage Grove. This has been an ongoing maintenance issue, with large amounts of soil being deposited at the bottom of the ravine near 70th Street. 

During the fall of 2013, two stormwater basins were constructed on the south side of 70th Street, to control the amount of water that is discharged from the ravine.  Stabilization of the ravine is scheduled for 2014.  This will include addressing erosion that has occurred, installation of storm sewer pipe, and the construction of rip rap pools to control the rate of water flow.  Finally, two stormwater ponds will be constructed to control the amount of water that can enter the ravine.

Eastridge Woods development by D.R. Horton is located on the northeast side of Cottage Grove, between Military Road and 70th Street.  The first addition of this project got under way in 2013, with the development of 37 single family lots, Cedarhurst Meadows Park, and all of the corresponding utility and street infrastructure.

The  new home construction began late summer 2013, and to date 19 building permits have been issued.  Winter 2013 saw the construction approval for the second addition of Eastridge Woods which will include another 37 single family lots.  Grading activities for the second phase began May 2014 and will last four to five months, with street and utility construction to follow. 

Once completed, this development will include 134 new single family homes

The Everwood 3rd Subdivision, by MJR Developers, saw its final home constructed winter 2013.  This development included nine single family lots along Aspen Cove, south of the Timber Ridge Addition. 

MJR Developers is currently finishing the design phase of the Everwood 4th subdivision, which will include the final 10 single family lots in the Everwood development. Grading of this new development will begin early this summer, with street and utility construction to follow.  This project will also require the construction of stormwater ponds along the west side of Hardwood Avenue, to treat stormwater from the development.

There will be several other public improvements constructed in conjunction with the Everwood 4th subdivision:

  1. A wood chip trail that will connect from the Everwood development down to Hardwood Avenue. 
  2. The construction of a bituminous trail along the west side of Hardwood Avenue from East Point Douglas Road to 71st Street.  This trail will connect existing sidewalk and trail at both ends. 
  3. The installation of street lights on both sides of Hardwood Avenue from East Point Douglas Road to 70th Street.

Meridian Land Company developed 29 single family lots in the Mississippi Dunes Estates 4th addition.  The street and utility improvements were competed in 2013, and home construction began summer of 2013.  New paved trails and a stormwater pond were also included as part of this project. 

Home construction for 2014 is under way, with 17 building permits issued for new single family homes.

The Oak Cove development includes 12 single family lots by Meridian Land Company.  It is located north of US Highway 61, directly west of the Everwood development.  Grading and street/utility construction is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2014.  Construction of single family homes would begin shortly thereafter.

The Pinecliff 5th Subdivision by Lennar Homes, which included 27 single family lots located north of 65th Street and east of Hinton Avenue, had its final home built during the fall of 2013. 

The City is currently working with the developer to have the construction of the final streets be completed during the summer of 2014.  During this process the temporary pavement wedge will be removed, and the final lift of bituminous placed.  Any damaged sidewalk or curb will be replaced at this time as well.  This pavement wedge is put in place to help protect the concrete curb from being damaged by construction equipment and plows during the development phase.

This is a Washington County project. Construction is expected to begin mid- to late-July.  The project will take about three months to complete.

The west leg of the intersection will be closed for a majority of the project.  A bypass on the east side of the intersection is being built, similar to the roundabout construction at CSAH 19 and  22.  The north, south, and east legs will be open for a majority of the project.

Visit the Washington County website for more details.

Sunnyhill Park, located in the Pinecliff development, is scheduled to be completed in 2014.  Construction of this park began in 2012 with the installation of the playground equipment, picnic shelter, and some of the paved trails.  During 2013 the finish grading of the park was completed. 2014  will see the installation of a sport court, completion of the trails, and final restoration.  Expansion of this park is planned for the future, as development continues to the east of the Pinecliff subdivision.

The water tank (tower) located at 6950 Meadow Grass Avenue S. will be reconditioned beginning in April.

This work is expected to be completed by June 21, 2014. The City has contracted the work which will be done weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m..  There is a possibility of weekend work from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This project includes the removal of portions of the existing coatings (paint) and  application of new coatings (paint). During this process, there will be temporary  installations of telecommunications equipment adjacent to the water tower. There may be some contractor vehicles parking along the driveway of the water tower site.

 Because the contractor will be using abrasive blasting methods for spot exterior coating  removal, a Containment System will be utilized to control the release of blasting  emissions. Therefore, no dust emissions should be produced by the blast operations.  During transfer of clean blast abrasive from the bulk storage tank to the blast pots, some  dust may be visible.

Residents near the water tower may wish to take the following additional precautions during the project to minimize the potential inconvenience of this work:

  1. Close all doors, windows and storm windows on the walls that face the structure to be abrasive blasted and their adjoining walls and;
  2. Turn off any air conditioning units on walls that face the structure and their adjoining walls if they draw in outdoor air, and tightly cover these units with impermeable material such as plastic and;
  3. Bring indoors all pets, pet houses, pet food and water bowls, and all children's toys and play equipment or remove them from the area, or cover equipment that cannot be moved.

The Meadow Grass Park playground adjacent to the water tank will be closed for safety reasons while the tank is reconditioned.

Resident letter dated April 9, 2014

The 2013 Pavement Management Project was located in the neighborhood bound by 80th Street, Jamaica Avenue, 70th Street, and County Road 19.  Along with the reconstruction of the streets in this neighborhood, several improvements to were made at Kingston Park. 

Substantial completion of this project was reached in the fall of 2013.  The contractor, Hardrives Inc., is currently working on completing a punch list of items.  This punch list is made up of issues and repairs that need to be addressed before the project is fully completed. A major component of this punch list is to address areas where seeding has failed and restoration still needs to be completed. 

The contractor was given the month of May 2014  to complete these restoration activities.