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County Road 19 & 70th Street

Wash Co Project 70th St County 19 Spring 2014 MapCR 19-20-22 WASHINGTON COUNTY REALIGNMENT PROJECT:

On Monday, April 21, the roundabout at County Road 19/Keats Avenue South and County Road 22/70th Street South will be closed. This closure will remain in effect until the afternoon of Friday, April 25. A signed detour route will be in place. See page two of the Washington County  update for a detour map.

  • In April and May, there will be some work in the ditches, on the trails, and minor landscaping work. This work will necessitate shoulder closures and possible lane shifts.
  • On County Road 19/Keats Avenue South, concrete curb and gutter will be installed north and south of the roundabout. This work will most likely occur in May. In addition, there will be some additional concrete work throughout the project; including pedestrian ramps on the trails.
  • There will be minor utility work throughout the project in the next few months. This work may necessitate short lane shifts or shoulder closures.
  • In May, final striping throughout the project will be placed.
  • Following the roundabout closure, the cul-de-sac on Upper 70th Street South will be constructed. At that time, Upper 70th Street South will no longer have direct access to County Road 19/Keats Avenue South.
  • This is a Washington County project - please visit Washington County website for more information.

2014 Pavement Management

2014 Pavement Management Districts F1 and F4 mapSince 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.

Work is expected to begin May 2014.

Resident Letter dated Nov. 26, 2013 (PDF)

Neighborhood Meeting Presentation on Dec. 12, 2013 (PDF)

Assessment Calculation for 2014 Pavement Management Pavement Replacement (PDF)

Feasibility Report for 2014 Pavement Management Project (PDF - 25 MB)

2014 Pavement Management Public Improvement Hearing Jan. 10, 2014 (PDF)

Water Tower Painting

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 cmmot 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

2013 Seal Coat Program

Seal Coating for Spring 2013 is complete

Map of 2013 Seal Coat Area

Seal coating is a common preventive maintenance activity in Minnesota performed by most cities, counties, and MN/Dot districts.

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.

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.

Pine Cliff 5th Addition

Lennar Development plans on expanding the Pine Cliff Additions with the development of Pine Cliff 5th.  This work consists of constructing a bituminous roadway with utilities from 61st Street to Ideal Avenue S.

Sunnyhill Park - Phase 1 Park Development

The northwest portion of Sunnyhill Park ( Phase 1 area) will be developed to include a trail, picnic shelter, playground, bocce ball courts, small basketball court, turf area and landscaping.