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2015 Pavement Management

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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90th Street

The entire section of 90th Street from Jamaica Avenue to Keats Avenue is scheduled to be completed by late September, weather dependent.

Aug 18, 2015 Update: 

All concrete curb and gutter and pedestrian ramps have been completed. Topsoil was placed today and restoration will continue through this week, weather permitting. Pavement removals are scheduled to occur Wednesday and Thursday August 19th and 20th. Once pavement removals are complete, grading and tolerancing will occur to prepare for paving the middle of next week.

Aug 12, 2015 Update: 

90th Street S, east of Jewel Avenue, is now open to traffic. Both lifts of pavement have been placed and the restoration is complete. The curb and gutter removals started today along the south side of 90th Street S. The contractor will continue to remove curb through tomorrow. Replacement of the concrete is scheduled to take place Thursday and Friday, August 13 and 14, weather permitting.

Aug 5, 2015 Update: 

Utility work has been completed along 90th Street. The trails have been graded and paved. 90th Street, east of Jewel Ave has had the pavement removed, graded, and both lifts of pavement placed. The road closure between Jewel Ave and County Rd 19 will continue to be in place throughout this week, until restoration can be completed.

July 29, 2015 Update: 

  • As of Wednesday, July 29th the contractor is completing the storm sewer work between Janie Avenue and Islay Avenue, and will plan to have this section of 90th Street reopened to traffic on Thursday, July 30th.  Once this section is reopened to traffic, the contractor plans to begin work on the rural section of 90th Street, between Jewel Avenue and Christ the Lord Church.  This work will require the closure of 90th Street between Jewel Avenue and Christ the Lord Church beginning Thursday, July 30th with an anticipated re-opening date of Monday August 10th, weather dependent.  During this closure the contractor will be reclaiming the existing pavement on the rural 2-lane section of 90th Street and re-paving.
  • Over the last week, utility work has continued on 90th Street. The trail and sidewalk work has begun and will continue throughout the middle of next week. Utility work will wrap up the end of this week. The installation of a new storm sewer structure will be completed today and 90th from Islay to Janie Ave will be have 2 lanes open for traffic starting Thursday morning. A road closure from County Road 19 to Jewel Ave is scheduled to begin Thursday July 30th and last approximately 3 weeks. A detour will be in place to direct traffic around to 80th Street and down Jamaica Ave. As the project continues, lane closures throughout 90th Street will continue to shift to allow work to occur on different sides of the street.

July 15, 2015 Update:

  • Construction on 90th Street will begin Monday, July 20 with utility improvements. These improvements include adding storm structures and improving the existing storm sewer system. Shortly after the start of utility improvements, trail and sidewalk construction will start.  90th Street will be temporarily closed and traffic rerouted.  Detailed map on closure area.

Woodridge Park Updates

Aug 18, 2015 Update:

  • Trails and the parking lot have been paved. Throughout this week, boulevard grading and restoration will be occurring. The final layer of pavement, as well as signing in the park will be one of the last things to do for the project so the equipment and trucks that will be moving in and out of the park will not ruin the final product.

Aug 12, 2015 Update:

  • This week in the park, lighting improvements have been occurring. Today and Thursday, the contractor will be grading and shaping the parking lot and trails to prepare for paving of both the parking lot and trails on Friday August 14, weather permitting.

Aug 5, 2015 Update:

  • Trail and parking lot improvements have continued throughout this week. Concrete work including curb is scheduled for Friday, August 7th, weather permitting. Once the concrete work is complete, the work will continue with grading the parking lot then paving trails. The paving of the parking lot will follow trails and restoration.

July 29, 2015 Update:

  • Utility work in the park has been completed. In the next week, the trails and parking lot expansion work will start to take place.

Grey Cloud Trail Updates

July 15, 2015 Update:

  • All of Grey Cloud Trail now has the base layer placed. Over the last few days all adjusts of manhole castings have been completed, as well as paving driveway entrances. The guardrail is being reinstalled just north of Mississippi Dunes today along with mailboxes. Paving of the final layer of pavement is scheduled to occur tomorrow, July 16th, weather permitting. After the final layer is complete and enough time has passed to allow the mat to cool, restoration will be occurring by adding topsoil, seed, fertilizer and then spraying hydromulch.

July 8, 2015 Update:

  • Tuesday through Thursday are scheduled for grading and shaping the gravel base. Friday, July 10 is scheduled for paving the base course, weather permitting. The guardrail is scheduled to be reinstalled Monday, July 13, followed by mailboxes on Tuesday. Driveway entrances are also scheduled to be paved Monday. After paving the driveway entrances, additional gravel will be placed if necessary to provide a smooth transition.

June 30, 2015 Update:

  • Grey Cloud Trail: Over the last week pavement removal south of the Mississippi Dune entrance has been in progress. This work has now been completed and Monday-Wednesday of next week is scheduled for grading and shaping the gravel base. Thursday, July 9th is scheduled for paving the base course, weather permitting. Restoration and topsoil placement along the road, north of 103rd Street has also been in progress; this work will continue throughout the project.

June 24,2015 Update:

  • Grey Cloud Trail: Work is scheduled to pick back up again on Grey Cloud Trail Thursday, June 25th. Thursday and Friday, the contractor is scheduled to remove pavement south of the Mississippi Dunes entrance. As pavement is removed, gravel will be hauled in to provide a stable base for the road. The road will be open to traffic, but will be limited to 1-lane with workers flagging traffic. Please drive slowly through the construction zone to provide a safe atmosphere for all those around.

June 17,2015 Update:

  • Grey Cloud Trail, north of 103rd Street to Geneva Ave, has been graded, tolerance, and the first layer of pavement has been placed. Reclaiming the road, south of 103rd Street was started yesterday. Concrete curb and gutter was placed at the intersection of 103rd and Grey Cloud Trail, as well as along the low point of Grey Cloud Trail to improve drainage. Work on Grey Cloud will continue the end of this week, early next week to complete the pavement removal south of 103rd Street.

June 10, 2015 Update:

  • Last week Grey Cloud Trail began construction with adding 3 inches of rock north of 103rd Street to the project line at Geneva Ave. This 3 inches was spread across the entire road and reclaimed into the existing gravel base. Grading and tolerancing this section continues into this week. It is scheduled to be paved tomorrow, June 11.
  • Storm sewer improvements were completed Monday, June 9. These improvements included installing additional storm structures, and pipe to allow for improved drainage. Other storm sewer improvements, such as infiltration basins, have also been in progress. Monday, it is scheduled to start removing the pavement on Grey Cloud Trail, south of 103rd Street, weather permitting. This will be done by a reclamation process, where the existing pavement will be ground up and placed back down to act as the gravel base. This will be the driving surface until the first layer of pavement is placed.

May 4 Update: The gas main north of the Mississippi Dunes main entrance was relocated last week. Storm sewer work will begin in June.

  • Construction is anticipated to begin June 1, 2015, with an estimated completion date of July 10, 2015. Approximately two miles of Grey Cloud Trail is included within this project.  Street construction is weather dependent, and the schedule may change.
  • This project involves the removal and replacement of all the bituminous pavement. Minor drainage improvements will be performed as needed on storm sewer. The existing road will be supplemented with new gravel, which will be mixed in with the existing gravel base. After the pavement has been placed, the road will be raised approximately 4-6 inches. Grey Cloud Trail will not be widened, but will be paved in two lifts of wearing course bituminous, with 11 foot lanes and 2 foot paved shoulders. Minor drainage improvements will include replacing some of the existing storm sewer with current city standard materials, as well as incorporating infiltration trenches where needed. The intent is to maintain existing drainage patterns, which currently follow the street and infiltrate or pass over driveways.

Woodridge Neighborhood Updates

Aug 18, 2015 Update:

  • Phase Four (dotted blue):  Curb removal has now been completed on Hillside Trail. The end of this week and into the beginning of next week is scheduled for adjusting and raising manhole castings and gate valves. August 25th through august 27th is scheduled for paving the final layer, weather permitting.

Aug 12, 2015 Update:

  • Phase Four (dotted blue):  Friday, August 14 is scheduled for the additional curb to be removed and replaced. Once this is complete, 5-7 days is set for curing time so the concrete can gain its full strength. After this 5-7 days, adjustments of the manhole castings and gate valves will take place and then the final layer of the paving. Hillside Trail should be wrapped up in 2-3 weeks.

Aug 5, 2015 Update:

  • Phase Four (dotted blue): August 14 is scheduled to start work again on Hillside Trail.

July 29, 2015 Update:

  • Phase Four (dotted blue): August 14 is scheduled to start work again on Hillside Trail.

July 15, 2015 Update:

  • Phase Three (Solid Yellow): Paving of Phase Three is now complete with both lifts. Lighting improvements will still be occurring throughout the neighborhood including replacing feed points and fixing some wiring.
  • Phase Four (Dotted Blue): Paving the base paving layer is complete. Over the next few weeks additional concrete work will be done. Then progress will move into adjusting the manhole castings to proper height and paving the final layer of pavement.

July 8, 2015 Update:

  • Phase Three (Solid Yellow): Adjustments of the manhole castings and gate valves have started to take place. The contractor started on Jenner Lane and will continue to move through Phase Three throughout the week. This process includes cutting a square in the pavement and digging it out to allow the contractor to place the manhole casting back on the manhole structure. These holes will be patched  with asphalt by the end of each day.
  • Phase Four (Dotted Blue): Pavement removals occurred last week. Over the long weekend, heavy rains in a short period of time created some washouts. Monday July 6th, the contractor worked on restoring the road. Tuesday, curb that was damaged during the heavy rains were removed and replaced. Throughout this week, the road will be prepped for paving on Friday, July 10th, weather permitting. Restoration in some areas will be re-done, as well as some driveways will be patched, after the base layer of pavement is placed. After the first layer is placed, the contractor will move from Phase Three into Phase Four with adjustments of manhole castings and gate valves.

June 30 Update:

  • Phase Three (Solid Yellow): The paving of the base layer has been completed. Adjustments and the second layer of pavement will not occur until after the 4th of July weekend.
  • Phase Four (Dotted Blue): All concrete curb and gutter work has been completed, along with driveway patching and topsoil placement. Restoration will continue Wednesday with spraying of the hydromulch. Pavement removals are occurring today and will be completed by the end of the day. Monday, July 6th is scheduled to begin grading and tolerancing the gravel base. Paving the base layer is scheduled for Thursday, July 9th, weather permitting.t will not occur until after the 4th of July weekend.

June 24 Update:

  • Phase One (Solid Green): The final lift of pavement has been placed. Water trucks will continue to come through for watering restoration to permit growth in the 30-day establishment period. After 30 days from when restoration was completed, an inspection will be done to determine if growth has been established.
  • Phase Two (Solid Blue): The final lift of pavement will be completed today. Water trucks will continue to come through for watering restoration to permit growth in the 30-day establishment period. After 30 days from when restoration was completed, an inspection will be done to determine if growth has been established.
  • Phase Three (Solid Yellow): Grading, shaping, and tolerancing have been completed. Paving has been pushed back due to the rain, but is scheduled to occur the second half of today and tomorrow. After the first layer of pavement is placed, the contractor will be adjusting manhole structures to raise the castings to proper height for the final layer of pavement. The contractor will not be starting adjusts until after the 4th of July.
  • Phase Four (Dotted Blue): Curb removals have been completed today and curb replacement continues through today. Curb removals are scheduled to be completed today, weather permitting. Driveway patching and restoration is scheduled to occur Monday, with restoration being completed on Wednesday by spraying seed and hydromulch. Pavement removal along Hillside Trail is scheduled for Monday, June 29, weather permitting.

June 17 Update:

  • Phase One (Solid Green): Adjustments are complete and paving is scheduled for next week.
  • Phase Two (Solid Blue): Structure adjustments are complete and paving is scheduled for next week.
  • Phase Three (Solid Yellow): Driveway patches were done last week and restoration was started last week. Due to the rain at the end of last week and over the weekend, restoration will be completed today by spraying hydromulch on all areas that have not yet received it.
  • Pavement removals started yesterday and will be completed today, weather permitting. Over the next week, Phase Three will be graded, shaped, and tolerance with rock being added where needed. This new gravel that will be added will be mixed and blended in. Early next week is scheduled to have the first layer of pavement placed.

June 10 Update:

  • Phase One (Solid Green): Throughout this week, structure adjustments will be occurring. This includes opening a hole in the first layer of pavement to raise the manhole castings and gate valves to proper height to prepare for the final layer of pavement. The final layer is scheduled to be paved the middle to end of next week.
  • Phase Two (Solid Blue): The first layer of pavement has been placed. The end of this week and beginning of next week, structure adjustments will begin. This will take approximately 2-4 days to raise all manholes and gate valves.
  • Phase Three (Solid Yellow): All concrete curb and gutter has been removed and replaced. Driveways are being patched today, as well as topsoil being placed. To prepare for possible heavy rain tomorrow, the hydromulch will be sprayed on some areas, especially larger areas that need restored. If any sprinkler systems need to be re-installed, please proceed and do so. We will touch up any areas with restoration as needed. Pavement removal is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday of next week, weather permitting.ed the middle to end of next week.

June 3 Update:

  • Phase One (Solid Green): Paving occurred within the last week. The utility adjustments are scheduled to being late next week to early the following. Once all adjustments of gate valves and manhole castings are adjusted to grade, paving of the final wear course will occur within a week. 
  • Phase Two (Solid Blue): Driveway patches and restoration have been completed in Phase Two. Pavement removal was completed earlier this week. The rest of this week is scheduled for grading and tolerance of the gravel base to prepare for paving the first layer early next week, weather dependent.
  • Phase Three (Solid Yellow): Phase Three curb removals have been started. Removals are scheduled to be completed tomorrow. Curb replacement is scheduled to start Thursday, June 4 and continue through Friday June 5. If weather delays, concrete curb placement will be completed Saturday June 6. Once the concrete curb and gutter is placed, please allow 5-7 days before driving over for the concrete to gain full strength. At this time, the contractor will backfill any driveways that have been affected with gravel to permit access. Driveway patching and restoration will also occur shortly after the 5-7 days of curing time.

May 27 Update:

  • Phase One (Solid Green): Grading, mixing and shaping of the aggregate base have continued through the last week preparing for pavement placement. Paving the first layer for all of Phase One is scheduled to occur Thursday and Friday, May 28 and 29, weather permitting. Once the first layer of pavement is placed, utility adjustments to manhole covers will be occurring to bring them to grade for the final layer of pavement. These adjustments will take approximately a week. During this time, some additional improvements to lighting and restoration will occur before the final layer of pavement.
  • Phase Two (Solid Blue): Curb removal and replacement has been completed in Phase Two. Topsoil was placed today. Driveway patches are scheduled to occur Thursday May 28, with the spraying of a mixture of seed, fertilizer, and hydromulch on the topsoil to help promote growth following on Friday May 29. Pavement removal for Phase Two is scheduled to occur the first week of June.

May 21 Update:

  • Phase One (Solid Green): Pavement removal began May 20 and will continue through May 21. Over the next couple days, the gravel base will be graded and shaped to prepare for paving the first lift in the middle of next week, weather dependent.
  • Phase Two (Solid Blue): Spot curb removal started May 20and will continue through May 21, followed immediately by curb replacement, which will continue throughout Friday, May 22. Once all curb is replaced and sets for one week, driveway patches and boulevard restoration will occur.

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.

  • Phase One (Solid Green): Spot curb replacement has been completed, and bituminous driveway patches as well as topsoil placement will be completed today. Removal of the pavement is scheduled to occur next week, Wednesday. As soon as removals are complete, the road will be graded and tolerance to prepare for the first lift of pavement. Grading and tolerancing will take approximately a week.
  • Phase Two (Solid Blue): Spot curb replacement is scheduled to start May 20th. Removals will take approximately 2 days and placement shall take approximately 2 days.

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.  

  • Utility improvements have started and are working their way through the Woodridge Neighborhood Project Area. These utility improvements include adding or replacing pieces to sanitary and storm manhole and catch basin structures, as well as replacing bolts on gate valves.
  • Phase One (Solid Green): Spot curb repairs have been started and will be complete by the end of this week, weather dependent. Restoration will follow the curb replacement next week.

 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.

2015 Seal Coating Project

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.

View maps of the seal coating areas:  Seal Coat Area A-1  Seal Coat Area A-2  Seal Coat Area B  Seal Coat Area C

Cayden Glen Development

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.

Cedarhust Meadows Park

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.

Clear Channel Project

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

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.

Everwood 4th Addition and Hardwood Avenue Improvements

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.

Gateway North Open Space (Camels Hump Park)

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.

Mississippi Dunes 4th Addition

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.

Oak Cove Development

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.