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The 2015 Pavement Management project includes the reconstruction of sections of Grey Cloud Trail and the Woodridge Neighborhood. Approximately seven miles of streets proposed for reconstruction as part of the 2015 Pavement Management project.
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May 13 Update: Utility improvements are wrapping up in the Woodridge Neighborhood. All work will have a gravel patch if in Phase One or Two, and all other areas that have had utility work done will have bituminous patches.
May 4 Update: The gas main north of the Mississippi Dunes main entrance was relocated last week. Storm sewer work will begin in June.
May 4 Update: Woodridge Park will be having numerous improvements made to it throughout the summer. Two weeks ago, construction began with sanitary and water services connected from the existing system to the area that will have a new park building. This week, construction on the new park building will begin.
Construction is anticipated to begin April 15, 2015 with an estimated completion date of Sept. 15, 2015. There are approximately six miles of streets within this project. Street construction is weather dependent, and the schedule may change.
This project involves the removal and replacement of the bituminous pavement and spot replacement of concrete curb and gutter. Minor utility repairs will be performed as needed on water main, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and street lights.
This year, Cottage Grove is partnering with the cities of Newport, St. Paul Park, and Denmark Township on the seal coating of city streets. The work in each community is combined under one contract to obtain better pricing for the project. 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 2015 Seal Coating project will include the streets south of County Road 22 and east of Kimbro Avenue; and West Point Douglas Road and Islay Avenue adjacent to the Cottage Grove Public Works. The Cottage Grove Public Works site will also be seal coated as part of the 2015 Project. This project is scheduled to start on July 13, with completion by August 14.
The Cayden Glen development, by Newland Communities, includes 92 single family lots. This development is located on the north side of 70th Street, directly west of the Eastridge Woods Development. Site grading began in the spring of 2014, followed by utility and street construction. New home construction began in the fall of 2014. Currently there are 12 homes completed or under construction by Lennar Corporation.
Grading of the Cedarhurst Meadows Park in the Eastridge Woods development began during the summer of 2013. During 2014 the majority of the park features were installed, including the pavilion, play structures, mineshaft, limestone walls, and various landscaping gardens. During 2015 the sand play area, artificial turf under the play equipment, and concrete sidewalks will be installed. After this the final seeding will be completed before the park is open for public use.
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.
Construction in the Eastridge Woods development by D.R. Horton began in 2013, and will be completed in five phases. This development is located north of 70th Street, east of the Cayden Glen development. In the Eastridge Woods 1st Addition, 34 of the 37 homes are completed or under construction. The final streets in the 1st addition are scheduled to be completed during 2015, where the bituminous “wedge” that is protecting the concrete curb will be removed, and the final lift of bituminous pavement will be placed. During this project any damage curb and sidewalk will also be replaced. Residents in the 1st addition will be receiving information regarding the final streets project as it approaches. A neighborhood meeting will also be held with residents to discuss the project and what can be expected.
Grading of the Eastridge Woods 2nd addition began in the spring of 2014, with new home construction starting in the fall of 2014. There are 37 lots in the 2nd addition for single family homes. Currently there are 11 houses completed or under construction. In 2015, D.R. Horton plans to start construction of the Eastridge Woods 3rd addition, which will include 24 single family lots.
The fourth and final phase of the Everwood development is currently under construction. This development by MJR Developers includes 11 single family residential lots along Aspen Cove. Site grading for the development began in August of 2014 and was followed by installation of utilities. The sanitary and storm sewer for this development is routed down the hill to Hardwood Avenue. In order to protect the trees along the hill, the pipes were installed by a directional drilling method rather than a traditional open trench. Using this method the contractor set equipment up along Hardwood Avenue and in the development, and essentially drilled the pipe through the ground.
Another component of this project is the installation of sidewalk/trails and street lights along Hardwood Avenue. Concrete sidewalk was extended along the west side of Hardwood Avenue from the southern intersection with Harkness Avenue to East Point Douglas Road. After East Point Douglas Road, a bituminous trail was constructed along the west side of Hardwood Avenue up to the existing trail near the northern intersection with Harkness Avenue. Street lights were also installed along both sides of Hardwood Avenue from the southern intersection with Harkness Avenue up to 73rd Street. Installation of the curb and pavement for Aspen Cove was also completed in 2014. Finally, a soft trail is being constructed in the ravine from Hardwood Avenue up to Meadow Grass Cove. In 2015 the soft trail will be completed, along with placement of topsoil and seeding along the bituminous trail on Hardwood Avenue. Grading of the lots in the development is currently being completed, with new home construction to begin shortly.
The completion of Camels Hump Park will be seen in the summer of 2015. This park is located along the south side of the Oak Cove development along Burr Oak Cove. 2014 saw the construction of the parking lot and turn around area, along with the grading and graveling of the park trails. The 2015 project will include paving of trails in the park, construction of two scenic overlooks, installation of lighting along the trail, and landscaping. There will also be a rain garden constructed in the turnaround area for stormwater management.
The final homes in this development are currently under construction by Capstone Homes, with the final streets project planned for 2015. The final streets project is where the bituminous “wedge” that is protecting the concrete curb will be removed, and the final lift of bituminous pavement will be placed. During this project any damage curb and sidewalk will also be replaced. Residents will be receiving information regarding the final streets project as it approaches. A neighborhood meeting will also be held with residents to discuss the project and what can be expected.
The Oak Cove development includes 10 single family lots by Meridian Land Company. It is located on Burr Oak Cove south of 74th Street. On Sept. 8, 2014, tree clearing and grading activities for the development began, followed by utility installation. Installation of the concrete curb and first lift of the bituminous pavement was also completed last fall, followed by the start of new homes construction. Currently there are 5 homes under construction by Capstone Homes. In 2015 the concrete sidewalks and driveway aprons will also be installed along Burr Oak Cove.