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18th Avenue NE (Monroe to Johnson) Reconstruction

 18th-Ave-NE-Web-Map-updated-12-13-17

Project Status

CIP Status Stage 4: Construction

Project Details

Project Type:
Reconstruction

The project will include full removal of the existing street, subgrade correction, new pavement, curb and gutter, driveways, bike trail, sidewalk as needed, streetscape elements as needed, and utility work as needed. The reconstruction will impact local access, parking and pedestrian paths.

Project Limits:
The project is located in northeast Minneapolis. The limits of 18th Avenue NE are from Monroe Street NE to Johnson St NE.

Project Information: 

18th Ave NE Fact Sheet

18th Avenue NE Concept Layout 
First Public Informational Meeting 
First Public Informational Meeting Presentation 
Second Public Informational Meeting 
Second Public Informational Meeting Presentation 

Construction Start Date:
Construction began in June 2017.

Duration of Construction: 
The majority of work was completed in 2017. The contractor will continue work on the remaining items beginning in May 2018. These items include completing the signal work at Monroe Street Northeast and Johnson Street Northeast, raising the manholes to the final surface elevation, completing the sidewalks and driveways, and the installation of the shared-use trail on the south side.

Traffic Impact:
To be determined; however, portions of 18th Avenue Northeast between Monroe Street Northeast and Johnson Street Northeast will be closed to through-traffic.  

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Construction August 23, 2017.

Meetings

Preconstruction Meeting
June 1, 2017
Yinghua Academy
1616 Buchanan St NE
Meeting Invitation Letter
Meeting Presentation

Assessment Meeting
January 10, 2017
Parker Skyview high-rise, Community Room
1815 Central Avenue Northeast
Meeting Invitation Letter
Meeting Presentation
 

Project Updates

November 5, 2018 Update

18th Ave NE is complete and open!

Park Construction finished sawing and sealing joints this week as well as putting down striping.

Trees will be planted next spring. There may also be minor work on some punch list items.

Thank you for your patience during the 18th Ave NE project!

October 26, 2018 Update

The upgraded signals at 18th and Central have now been switched on.

Park Construction finished placing sod this week, and will be maintaining it for 30 days. Please ensure it is clear of any obstructions.

Next week they should finish with sawing and sealing joints in the asphalt and providing striping for the winter.

Trees will be planted along 18th Ave NE in Spring 2019

October 19, 2018 Update

18th Ave NE is open!

Park Construction placed the final layer of asphalt this week.

In the next week weeks, the remaining items to be completed may result in potential parking and lane obstructions. 

October 16, 2018 Update

Park Construction has been busy raising the manholes along 18th Ave NE to the final roadway height.

The final layer of asphalt is scheduled to be placed starting tomorrow, October 17th. This work is estimated to take 2 days.

Thank you for your continued patience with the construction project.

October 12, 2018 Update

The signal work at Central Ave has been completed and is waiting for power. The intersection will remain a 4-way stop until the power has been restored.

Crews started raising the manholes Thursday on 18th Ave NE.

The final layer of asphalt is scheduled for next week.

October 5, 2018 Update

A big thank you for your patience on this project – we’re close to the end! We recognize the delays on this project have been inconvenient and we are happy to inform you that the project will be completed in the next several weeks.

Next week you should expect to see sod placement, additional edge milling and raising of manholes. There is also signal work at 18th and Central this weekend.

September 29, 2018 Update

Park Construction milled the street surface this week and cleaned it up ready for manholes to be raised.

Finishing boulevards was unfortunately pushed back due to availability of sod after recent bad weather, this is scheduled to start this week.

City Traffic has begun pulling cables for the signal installation at Central & 18th. The contractor also plans to install the new signal poles at Johnson and remove the temporary signals.

September 21, 2018 Update

Park Construction has rescheduled the milling to Tuesday, September 25th. No parking signs will be posted for this work.

Park Construction has completed placing the topsoil in the boulevards and preparing areas for future trees. Trees will be planted by Minneapolis Park Board Forestry in 2019. Landscaping crews were postponed this week due to the heavy rain but should begin to place sod next week.

The contractor has completed the underground signal work at the intersection and City crews will install the steel signal poles and mast arms.

The intersection of Central and 18th Ave will be under 4-way stop until the new signals are installed.

Other items that remain include raising the manholes along 18th Ave NE, which will begin after the surface has been milled, and the final layer of asphalt.

Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project please call me, Beverly Warmka, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Thank you for your interest in the 18th Ave NE reconstruction project.

September 14, 2018 Updates #1 and #2

MILLING ASPHALT SURFACE MONDAY 17th SEPTEMBER- QUINCY TO JOHNSON

Park Construction are scheduled to mill the edges of the asphalt surface of the street down 2 inches to prepare the surface for paving. No Parking posts will be placed along 18th Avenue between Quincy & Johnson for them to be able to mill to the edge of the curb. This is expected to be completed during the day. Once the surface is prepared Park Construction will raise all the manholes to the final grade, 2" above the existing surface, for it to be flush with the final layer of asphalt. Landscaping will continue through the week next week.

All concrete areas have now been installed and the few remaining driveways will be accessible by tomorrow at the latest (those poured last Saturday).

MILLING OPERATIONS POSTPONED FOR 9/17/2018

Unfortunately Park Construction have had to postpone milling operations planned for Monday 17th due to technical issues. No Parking posts will be taken down and street parking will be available.

They are currently rescheduling this work at the earliest opportunity. A new date will be communicated and posted on the street as soon as it has been confirmed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

September 8, 2018 Update

Park Construction have now poured all the driveways along 18th Avenue. As a reminder, they will need to cure for 7 days at which point we will removed the ribbon blocking them off. For the early part of next week they will complete the remaining pedestrian ramps, cat walks and sidewalk sections.

They started placing the topsoil along boulevards this week and plan to start laying the remaining topsoil and sod through next week including the backs of the trail/sidewalk. There are a few boulevards which still need to be dug out on the north side of the street which will be completed next week.

Minneapolis Park Board Forestry have started marking locations for future trees.. An area suitable for trees will be created in the boulevard prior to the sod being placed. Trees are scheduled to be planted by the Park Boad in 2019.

All foundations have been poured for the new signals at Central intersection. City traffic will be installing the new signal poles after the sidewalks have been completed

Other remaining items will be milling the street surface, raising manholes and paving the final road surface. The street and trail will also be striped.

As a separate project, Minneapolis Surface Water & Sewer Dept will be lining the sanitary main between Taylor & Fillmore on Monday 9/10 for 1 day. They have posted No Parking signs for the day along this block so please use side streets until the work is complete.
Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call Beverly Warmka, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the myself, Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Thank you for your interest in the 18th Ave NE reconstruction project. 

August 31, 2018 Update

Park Construction has completed paving the new shared use path along the south side of 18th

Park Construction has started excavating the boulevards along 18th

The foundations for the signals at the intersection of Central & 18th

Other items that remain include milling the temporary asphalt along the curbs, raising the manholes along 18

Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Thank you for your interest in the 18th

Ave NE. Crews have poured the curbs at the Central intersection and will continue next week with the remaining pedestrian ramps, curbs, cat-walks and driveways. Ave NE and will add topsoil They expect to start placing sod next week. are scheduled to be poured next week. The intersection will be under 4-way stop until the new signals are installed. The contractor will do the underground signal work at the intersection and City crews will install the steel signal poles and mast arms. th Ave NE and the final layer of asphalt. No parking signs will be placed on 18th in advance of them milling the surface. Ave NE reconstruction project.  

August 24, 2018 Update

Park Construction installed the first of two layers of asphalt on the shared used trail Wednesday. They were scheduled to install the final 2" lift this morning but had to postpone due to heavy rain. They will pave the final layer tomorrow, Saturday 8/25.

Once the trail is completed, the concrete contractor can complete the remaining pedestrian ramps, driveways and sidewalks. This will include the intersection of Central to allow the signals to be installed. The concrete crew are scheduled to return mid week next week.

Park will also start grading the edges of the sidewalks and boulevards for new topsoil and sod next week. Work on the street can then be completed, raising the manholes and paving the final layer of asphalt.. Further notice will be given prior to street paving.

Please be aware schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call myself John Benjamin 651 443 1096, or Beverly Warmka (Project Manager) on 612 673 3762.

August 18, 2018 Update

Park Construction has completed the majority of the concrete pedestrian ramps and driveways. The shared-use path is scheduled to be paved next week. The remaining ped ramps and driveways can be completed after this. We will contact the properties affected to arrange for vehicles to remain out of the driveways.

The removals have been completed at Central & 18th. The contractor will now prepare the intersection for curb, sidewalk and paving. The underground signal work will also be completed. City of Minneapolis Traffic department crews will install the steel signal poles and mast arms after it has been paved.

Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Thank you for your interest in the 18th Ave NE reconstruction project.

August 12, 2018 Update

Park Construction has continued with the concrete work this week on pedestrian ramps and driveways, this should be completed by early next week. Some of the driveways and pedestrian ramps on the south side of the street will be completed after the bituminous trail has been installed for ease of construction.

The removals have been completed at the intersection of Central & 18th. The intersection will be under 4-way stop until the new signals are installed.

Some of the items that remain to be done are: paving the shared-use path, raising the manholes to the final elevation, finishing the upgrades to the signal at Central and 18th, boulevard restoration, and the final layer of asphalt.

Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Thank you for your interest in the 18th Ave NE reconstruction project. 

July 27, 2018 Update

Park Construction has been laying the gravel along the south sidewalk between Central to Johnson. The back of the shared use trail has also been excavated to prepare it for paving. It will be restored after the work has taken place. The contractor will be contacting property owners to discuss work in the right of way at their properties. They will also be preparing the remaining driveways and pedestrian crossings for concrete surfacing, working east from Monroe. The concrete crews will begin their work next week finishing driveways and sidewalks aiming to start at Monroe and work toward Johnson.

The electricians have installed signal bases and poles at Monroe and Johnson.

As always please be aware the scheduled works are subject to change due to weather conditions and we will keep you informed of any changes.

Feel free to contact Beverly Warmka 612-673-3762, or myself John Benjamin 651-443-1096 if you have and questions.

July 8, 2018 Update

 Park Construction removed the temporary trail along the south and last week began grading the surface and laying gravel from Monroe to Central. This week they will continue laying the gravel along the south sidewalk between Central to Johnson. The back of the shared use trail is also being excavated to prepare it for paving. It will be restored after the work has taken place. The contractor will be contacting property owners to discuss work in the right of way at their properties. They will also be preparing the remaining driveways and pedestrian crossings for concrete surfacing, working east from Monroe. We will speak to individual property regarding timing of the concrete work ensure they had alternate access arranged. This is scheduled to start in the next two weeks.

Feel free to contact Beverly Warmka 612-673-3762, or myself John Benjamin 651-443-1096 if you have and questions.

Thank you for your interest in the 18th Ave NE Reconstruction project!

The electricians have been installing signal bases on Monroe and will plan to install the signal poles.

As always please be aware the scheduled works are subject to change due to weather conditions and we will keep you informed of any changes.

June 22, 2018 Update

The contractor is expected to begin work soon on the remaining 18th Ave NE items. The remaining work includes finishing the signal work, raising the manholes, finishing driveways and sidewalks, building the shared-use trail, and the final layer of asphalt.

Thank you for your interest in the 18th Ave NE Reconstruction project!

We will share additional information as it's available. Feel free to contact me, Beverly Warmka 612-673-3762, or John Benjamin 651-443-1096 if you have and questions.

Xcel Energy has been transferring power supply to the new power lines put in last fall so the old poles can be removed to make way for the shared use trail. Other utilities on the old Xcel poles are getting ready to transfer to the new pole line. The old poles will be removed once all the utilities have been transferred to the new poles.

CenterPoint Energy has been in the process of restoring areas they disturbed outside of the 18th Ave NE project limits. They have been replacing portions of sidewalks and boulevards that they had disrupted with the gas-line work that was done in coordination with the reconstruction project.

April 12, 2018 Update

Dear Minneapolis Resident or Business Proprietor:

Spring is here and it’s time for the 18th Ave NE reconstruction project to begin again. Last fall, we wrapped things up for winter with plans to return and finish starting in the spring. Items remaining include the removal of the temporary path and placement of the new shared use path on the south side, complete the remaining driveway aprons and pedestrian ramps, plant the grass boulevards, complete the signal work at Monroe St NE and Johnson St NE, remove the asphalt pavement wedges that were installed to protect the curb edges, and place the final layer of asphalt. Minneapolis Forestry will also plant trees in the new boulevard areas along 18th Ave NE, this is expected to occur in the spring of 2019. The project area is shown in red on the enclosed map.You can sign up to receive email project updates on the project web site: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/2017/WCMS1P-147114.

Construction activity for this season is expected to begin with the week of April 16th, weather permitting, and estimated to be substantially completed in early summer 2018. Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

If we need to do work on the approach to your driveway, we will notify you in advance of placing your new driveway approach and ask you to park at another location for eight days after concrete placement to allow time for the concrete to cure. During the majority of construction, local access to homes and businesses will be maintained.

As a reminder, our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Important:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the temporary path on the south side. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.

Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment. We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.

December 1, 2017 Update

PROJECT WRAP UP FOR WINTER

Park Construction raised all the manholes last week so they can be accessed through the winter period. They have now cleared all their remaining equipment and carried out a general tidy and sweep. The trailer is due to be removed at the start of next week.

Yesterday, temporary striping was placed on the street to mark the centerline and pedestrian crossings at the signalized intersections. Traffic control restrictions have now been removed at Central and Johnson, please be aware of the increased traffic once again using 18th Avenue!
Signs will be installed next week by the traffic department. Park will also be spraying a green 'hydromulch' on the exposed dirt through the project. This is used as an erosion control method until the boulevards are complete next year.

PARKING REMINDER - There is no longer any parking permitted on the south side of the street between Monroe and Johnson, signs will be installed next. Please ensure street parking is limited to the designated areas on the north side of the street.

MAINTENANCE REMINDER - Property owners will remain responsible for snow clearance this winter on the south side temporary path. After the permanent shared trail is installed next year it will be the responsibility of the City. As the concrete is still fresh we would suggest that deicing salt be avoided where possible as it can cause damage to the longevity of the concrete.

XCEL ENERGY

Xcel are currently cabling the new poles between Central and Johnson and will continue next week. Any planned outages to transfer the power will be posted by Xcel Energy to affected properties.

Work Remaining next year - When Park Construction returns in the Spring, they will remove the temporary path on the south side and lay gravel followed by the new asphalt trail, including restoring the adjacent fronts of properties. They will also complete the concrete driveways and pedestrian ramps, install new signals at Monroe, plant the grass boulevards and prepare locations for trees to be planted, place the final layer of asphalt road surface & complete the striping.

18th Ave NE is open for winter!

There will be some work being done along the street over the upcoming weeks, such as installing signs and "hydroseeding" the dirt areas for erosion control, but the road is open!

Park Construction will return next Spring to complete the shared use trail on the south side and the final layer of asphalt.

November 20, 2017 Update

Park Construction has now paved the street throughout the whole project up to the final layer which will be installed when the project is completed Spring 2017. This week they will finish off the asphalt strip along the curb, this is to protect the lip of the concrete and provide a more level surface during snow plowing through the winter. They are also installing new manhole covers between Fillmore & Central.

Permanent concrete sidewalk and pedestrian ramps were placed last week on the north side between Monroe and Central.

Temporary pedestrian surfaces have now been installed for the winter period. Park Construction aim to complete their work and remove all their construction equipment and open the street to traffic by next week.

Xcel Energy & Centurylink

Xcel Energy & Centurylink have installed all their new poles between Quincy and Johnson. Centurylink are currently moving their equipment in the ground next to the new poles. Their work will continue through the winter season and old poles should be removed ready for the trail to be installed early next year.

If you have any project concerns or questions please call me on 651 443 1096 (John Benjamin, Chief Field Inspector) to discuss further.

November 7, 2017 Update

PAVING UPDATE

CENTRAL TO JOHNSON

Park Construction paved between Central & Johnson today at the street intersections. Tomorrow thru Friday there will be 2 paving machines, working on the main street as well as intersections. There will be another three 2” layers they plan to pave. Please be mindful of the extra construction traffic between Wednesday and Friday this week. There may be times when access to side streets is restricted as paving operations are taking place. We are planning to have this section of street up to the final 2” layer by the end of the week (weather permitting). This will allow easier access to driveways and a goodbye to gravel ramps!

The final layer of asphalt will be placed in Spring 2018 after construction is complete.

Thank you for your continued co-operation during this difficult phase of construction, especially those accessing their properties onto 18th Avenue, we appreciate your assistance.

If you have any questions or access concerns please call me on 651 443 1096 (John Benjamin, Chief Field Inspector) to discuss further.

October 31, 2017 Update

Enjoy your evening of trick or treating along the eerily quiet 18th Avenue NE. Please take extra care walking along the sidewalks still under construction, especially with children. Fresh concrete sections have been covered with blankets and roped off with tape, please avoid these areas for your own safety.

THANK YOU!

October 30, 2017 Update

CONCRETE CURB AND DRIVEWAYS

Park Construction & Curbmasters finished the curb work last Thursday between Central and Johnson. They began installing driveways today and plan to continue this week assuming favorable weather conditions. The sidewalk sections of the driveways were installed from Central to Pierce on the north side of the street. Tomorrow they will continue on the north to Johnson and before returning to Central and pick up the driveway aprons (between sidewalk and curb) on both sides of the street working east toward Johnson.

Please be aware for those on the north side of the street, the driveways will be inaccessible for 7 days once the full driveway has been installed. For those on the south side it will be from when the front apron has been installed (the remaining section of the driveway will be installed when the trail goes in)
It is our intention to pave the street after the concrete has sufficiently cured.

Xcel Energy

Xcel started installing their new poles between Monroe & Central, they plan to have this side completed eary this week and will then begin cabling and transferring equipment to be able to remove the old poles. The crew will continue working between Central & Johnson over the coming weeks. Further updates will be posted by Xcel to any properties that may be affected by the transfer.

As you are aware, the weather has taken a downward turn. We will be meeting this week to discuss how the project will be closed out for the winter season. Please stand by for further updates. Thank you for you co-operation during this difficult phase of construction, especially those accessing their properties onto 18th Avenue, we appreciate your assistance!

If you have any access concerns please call me on 651 443 1096 (John Benjamin, Chief Field Inspector) to discuss further.

October 19, 2017 Update

CONCRETE CURB AND DRIVEWAY APRONS - CENTRAL TO JOHNSON

Park Construction & Curbmasters have now installed the majority of the curb on the north between Central and Johnson, also on the south between Polk and Johnson. They will return tomorrow to finish the curb up to Central as well as finishing intersections. They have also been adding new gravel bases at driveways and alley entrances. Unfortunately this process has taken slightly longer than anticipated so driveways will now be poured from the start of next week.

Thank you for your cooperation in relocating vehicles. There will be no work carried out over the weekend but from Monday please continue to use alternative parking if you access directly onto 18th Avenue.

It will require 7 days from placement for the concrete to reach sufficient strength to be driven over, by which time the contractor will reinstall the temporary gravel ramps.

On Tuesday Park Construction laid another 850 tons of asphalt between Quincy and Central Ave. This section just has the final 2 inch surface to be placed towards the end of construction. Sidewalks are also being prepared for paving.

Xcel energy are scheduled to come in at the end of next week to begin moving the power poles to behind the new curb on this section to enable the shared use trail to be constructed.

October 16, 2017 Update

CONCRETE CURB AND DRIVEWAY APRONS - CENTRAL TO JOHNSON (Tentative)

Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th October 2017

Park Construction plan to begin installing concrete curb between Central & Johnson this Wednesday 18th October. This will be followed with pouring Driveway and Alley aprons this week. Access will be blocked to driveways directly accessing on to 18th Avenue starting Wednesday 18th.

WHAT TO EXPECT

On Wednesday morning (weather permitting) the curb will be placed via machine along one side of the street and back down the other side between Central and Johnson. They will need to set up string lines across driveways so please ensure cars are moved to side streets before Wednesday morning.

After this has been completed, the crew will set up formwork on the driveways and pour concrete starting on the south side and then the north side of the street. It will require 7 days from placement for the concrete to reach sufficient strength to be driven over, by which time the contractor will reinstall the temporary gravel ramps.
All solid waste and recycling pickup dates will not change and crews will pick up at the usual locations.

For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call either John Benjamin at 651 443 1096 or myself, at 612 673 3762.

October 13, 2017 Update

PAVING UPDATE

BITUMINOUS PAVING BETWEEN CENTRAL & JOHNSON

Park Construction have completed the first layer of asphalt paving this afternoon between Johnson and Central meaning here will be no work required on Saturday 14th.

So far around 2200 tons of asphalt have been laid of an estimated 8700 tons to complete the project! There will be another 4 x 2 inch layers of asphalt put down before the road reaches its final grade. First we plan to begin laying the concrete curb next Wednesday 18th October (weather permitting). They will follow up with pouring concrete driveway aprons between Central and Johnson. Notice will be given before the driveways/alley aprons are poured, for residents who access their properties directly onto 18th Avenue to arrange alternate parking while the concrete cures

If you have any access concerns please call me on 651 443 1096 (John Benjamin, Chief Field Inspector) to discuss further.

Thank you for your continued co-operation during the construction especially while having to negotiate the construction site while paving is in progress.

October 11, 2017 Update

BITUMINOUS PAVING BETWEEN JOHNSON AND CENTRAL

(TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED)

Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th October 2017

The first layer of asphalt roadway paving along 18th Ave NE tentatively is scheduled for Thursday to Saturday this week. All residents and businesses that access their property directly off of 18th Avenue NE are encouraged to begin parking on the north - south cross streets from this evening, as there will be a number of preparations which will make access into and out of driveways directly on 18th Ave difficult.

WHAT TO EXPECT

On Thursday morning (weather permitting), Park Construction will begin Paving from Johnson Street and head west toward Central Ave. Cross streets on 18th Avenue will be closed to traffic accessing 18th Ave on a rolling closure. Intersections may be temporarily blocked while paving operations are in progress. Temporary driveway ramps will need to be removed while they pave and restored once the paving is ready to be driven on later in the day

Following the roadway paving, curb and gutter, driveway & alley aprons and sidewalk will be placed. Once these concrete structures are poured they again will be blocked off to allow the fresh pavement to cure for 7 days. If the approach to your driveway is on 18th Avenue, we will notify you in advance of placing your new driveway approach and ask you to park at another location while the concrete cures.

For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call either John Benjamin at 651 443 1096 or myself, at 612 673 3762.

October 6, 2017 Update

Concrete Paving

After heavy rain on Monday night, the schedule was pushed back a day. However, Park Construction & Curbmasters finished laying the concrete section of the street between Quincy & Monroe. They followed this by installing concrete curb and driveway aprons between Quincy and Central on Wednesday & Thursday.

The concrete crew use a combination of slip formed curb through a machine and hand poured sections using formwork around intersections, catch basins and driveways. After the concrete has cured, they will continue to prepare the sidewalks for paving and also build up the asphalt layers between the curb to full height. A total of 8 inches more asphalt will be placed between the curb to the finished driving surface.

After the concrete has been laid it will take a number of hours until it can be walked on without leaving marks. Please be extra careful around the fresh concrete while it is being poured and setting. Curbs are sprayed white after installation, this is a curing compound which regulates the moisture content in the concrete while it is setting.

Asphalt Paving

Mid week next week, Park Construction plan to begin laying asphalt from Johnson and heading towards Central Avenue. As they lay the asphalt, it will not be able to be driven on until later in the day when it has cooled and stiffened. We will provide letters to properties through 18th Avenue requesting cars be relocated during paving operations.

Electric Conduit

The electrical contractor is also installing gray pvc conduit which will sit behind the curb. This will be used for traffic signals as well as future use.

Xcel Energy

In the coming weeks. Xcel will begin the process of relocating the power poles as the new curb is placed through the project. This will involve planting new poles, transferring cables and removing the old poles to allow the shared use trail to be constructed. Further notice will be provided by Xcel to any customers who may be affected during transfers.

Please be aware once the concrete has been placed it will not be able to be driven over for a minimum of 7 days to allow the concrete to reach sufficient strength. We will speak to the affected business & residential properties prior to placing the concrete to ensure alternate access arrangements are in place.

Further access restrictions will be in place when laying the asphalt paving and concrete curb/driveways through the rest of the project. Notice will be given prior to these being scheduled.

If you have any access concerns please call me on 651 443 1096 (John Benjamin, Chief Field Inspector) to discuss further.
Thank you for your continued co-operation during the construction.

September 29, 2017 Update

PAVING UPDATE: CURB AND DRIVEWAY APRONS BETWEEN QUINCY STREET AND CENTRAL AVENUE

Due to unforeseen weather early last week, unfortunately the schedule for pouring concrete between Monroe and Central was pushed back a day. The contractor laid the south side of the concrete street today between Monroe and Quincy, they plan to lay the remaining north side on Monday. This will be followed by curb and driveways from Quincy to Central. As always this is subject to change depending on favorable weather conditions. We will inform you of any further schedule changes as soon as possible
Please be aware once the concrete has been placed it will not be able to be driven over for a minimum of 7 days to allow the concrete to reach sufficient strength. We will speak to the affected business & residential properties prior to placing the concrete to ensure alternate access arrangements are in place.

Park Construction have also been continuing laying gravel between Taylor and Tyler. The final section of gravel will be laid between Tyler and Central next week after which they will prepare the grade for asphalt paving. Further access restrictions will be in place when laying the asphalt paving and concrete curb/driveways through the rest of the project. Notice will be given prior to these being scheduled.

If you have any access concerns please call me on 651 443 1096 (John Benjamin, Chief Field Inspector) to discuss further.

Thank you for your continued co-operation during the construction.

September 22, 2017 Update

CURB AND DRIVEWAY APRONS BETWEEN QUINCY STREET AND CENTRAL AVENUE – Thurs 28th & Fri 29th September 2017 (Tentative dates)

The first layer of asphalt paving was successfully completed today between Quincy and Central Avenue. Park Construction plan to lay the concrete paving from Monroe to Quincy on Thursday 28th Sept followed by the curb and driveway/alley aprons from Quincy to Central on Friday 29th September. This is subject to change dependent on weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Please be aware once the concrete has been placed it will not be able to be driven over for a minimum of 7 days to allow the concrete to reach sufficient strength. We will speak to the affected business & residential properties prior to placing the concrete to ensure alternate access arrangements are in place.
Further access restrictions will be in place when laying the asphalt paving and concrete curb/driveways through the rest of the project. Notice will be given prior to these being scheduled.

If you have any access concerns please call me on 651 443 1096 (John Benjamin, Chief Field Inspector) to discuss further.

Thank you for your continued co-operation during the construction.

September 20, 2017 Update

BITUMINOUS PAVING BETWEEN QUINCY STREET AND CENTRAL AVENUE – 9/22/17

Paving began this week with the concrete curb being laid between Monroe and Quincy. Park Construction plans to pave the first layer of asphalt between Quincy and Central this Friday 22nd September, subject to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

18th Avenue will be closed to traffic between Monroe and Central while paving operations take place until the asphalt is safe to drive on later in the day. Alleys and side streets will be accessible from 18th ½ Avenue. For those using the Thorp Building, access will be maintained via the Central Avenue entrance. Please take extra care when crossing 18th Avenue during paving to avoid construction traffic and walking on the asphalt surface before it is safe to do so. There will be personnel on site who can instruct you where to cross.

Further access restrictions will be in place when laying the asphalt paving and concrete curb/driveways through the rest of the project. Notice will be given prior to these being scheduled.

If you have any access concerns please call me on 651 443 1096 (John Benjamin, Chief Field Inspector) to discuss further.

Typical working hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday thru Friday. We will do our best to share changes to this in advance. Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Important Reminders:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new curb and gutter, sidewalks and the new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. We will be excavating behind the sidewalk on the south side in order to install the new shared use path. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of this year. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John. Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment. We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.

September 18, 2017 Update

Park Construction Work

All storm sewer work has now been installed on the project including 59 new catch basins and approximately 2200 feet of upgraded storm pipe! This means the majority of underground work has now been completed. You may notice the gray plastic duct rolled up between Johnson and Fillmore St. This is being installed by our electrical contractor and will be placed behind the concrete curb once it has been constructed.

Park Construction was due to lay concrete curb today from Monroe to Quincy but this has now been postponed until tomorrow & Wednesday due to bad weather. The curb will require several days to cure before the concrete street can be poured between Monroe & Quincy. We plan to carry out asphalt paving between Quincy and Johnson within the coming weeks and will send more specific information regarding hours and traffic control through further updates.

The section between Central and Fillmore has begun to be graded this week in preparation for the asphalt paving.

Please take extra care using the temporary gravel surface to access properties. Using side streets wherever possible would be preferred, especially when excess rainfall is currently predicted.

City Water Dept.

The concrete roof has now been installed onto the chamber at Lincoln intersection and is now ready to be backfilled.
Typical working hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday thru Friday. We will do our best to share changes to this in advance. Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Important Reminders:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new curb and gutter, sidewalks and the new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. We will be excavating behind the sidewalk on the south side in order to install the new shared use path. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of this year. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.

Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment. We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.

September 8, 2017 Update

Park Construction Work

Park Construction plan to begin laying concrete between Quincy and Monroe St at the end of next week. Please be aware this is subject to change due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. The sidewalk on the north side of 18th will now be closed between Jackson and Monroe except for resident access. This will remain closed until the concrete is poured, with a pedestrian detour via 18th ½.

The sewer crew have been working on storm sewer installation between Fillmore and Central and will finish this along with Sanitary manhole reconstruction next week. Park will then follow up with laying gravel to this section.

Work on the Monroe signal foundations will continue next week.

Please take extra care using the temporary gravel surface to access properties. Using side streets wherever possible would be preferred, especially when excess rainfall is currently predicted.

Center Point Energy Work

Michels moved out earlier this week making it a bit quieter with construction traffic. They have restored the road at Central but the intersection with 18th on the east will remain closed while works progress. They will be restoring the grassed areas that were excavated during their main installation.

City Water Dept.

The water department plan to install the chamber roof early next week at Lincoln.

Typical working hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday thru Friday. We will do our best to share changes to this in advance. Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Important Reminders:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new curb and gutter, sidewalks and the new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. We will be excavating behind the sidewalk on the south side in order to install the new shared use path. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of this year. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.

Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment. We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.

September 1, 2017 Update

Park Construction Work

Park Construction has laid the gravel base between Monroe and Quincy, which is now almost ready for the concrete curb & paving planned in September. Next week they will continue to lay gravel up to Central.

18th Avenue remains closed between Monroe and east of Quincy. The detour route will be via Buchanan and 18th ½ Avenue.

The sewer crew has installed all the new storm sewer between Monroe and Central, next week they will be installing the remaining catch basins between Central and Fillmore.

The underground work on the traffic signals at 18th and Johnson was completed this week and the foundations poured in concrete. They will now work on the signals at 18th and Monroe.

Please take extra care using the temporary gravel surface to access properties. Using side streets wherever possible would be preferred, especially when excess rainfall is currently predicted.

Center Point Energy Work

Centerpoint have finished all their gas main installation and removal! They will be moving their remaining equipment from the job early next week and restore the pavement at the Central intersection. This intersection to the east of Central will remain closed until Park completes their work on the street to a point it is safe to access.
City Water Dept.

The water department plan to install the roof of the chamber after all the walls have been poured and cured. For safety reasons, Lincoln intersection south of 18th will remain closed until the roof has been installed.

City Sewer/Street Dept.

The concrete was poured in the alley today. The alley will not be in use for a week now the concrete has been poured, to allow sufficient curing.

School Starting - Wednesday August 30th

Schools started back this week with Buses using the intersection of Buchanan and 18th to access Yinghua Academy and school pick up points. Parents are being asked not to drop students off south of 18th Avenue.

Typical working hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday thru Friday. We will do our best to share changes to this in advance. Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Important Reminders:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new curb and gutter, sidewalks and the new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. We will be excavating behind the sidewalk on the south side in order to install the new shared use path. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of this year. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.

Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment. We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.

Thank you for your interest in the 18th Ave NE reconstruction project and have a great Labor Day weekend!

August 25, 2017 Update

Park Construction Work

Park Construction spent the week removing the concrete pavement between Fillmore St and Central Avenue. Thank you for your patience accessing this section of road while the removals were taking place.

Next week they will begin laying the gravel base from Monroe heading east towards Central.

18th Avenue remains closed between Monroe and Quincy due to the storm sewer replacement and getting ready for grading. The detour route will be via Quincy and 18th ½ Avenue.

The sewer crew continued installing storm sewer between Quincy and Central. They plan to complete all the Sewer works between Central and Monroe next week and will then move onto the section between Fillmore and Central.

The underground work on the traffic signals at 18th and Johnson also began this week.

Please take extra care using the temporary gravel surface to access properties. Using side streets wherever possible would be preferred, especially when excess rainfall is currently predicted.

Center Point Energy Work

All the old gas main has now been removed between Central and Monroe St. Centerpoint now only have a small amount of pipe to remove between Polk St and Central Ave before they begin restoration work at Central.

City Water Dept.

The Water Dept. completed the formwork for the walls of the chamber at Lincoln and will pour concrete there next week. They plan to install the roof of the chamber following the Labor Day holiday. For safety reasons, Lincoln intersection south of 18th will remain closed until the roof has been installed.

City Sewer Dept.

The Sewer Dept. completed the replacement storm pipe in the alley between Polk and Tyler. From next Tuesday 29th the City Street paving dept. will start to prepare the remainder of the alley and carry out new concrete paving. The alley will not in use once the concrete has been poured to allow sufficient curing.

School Starting - Wednesday August 30th

We have agreed the temporary access route for Yinghua Academy School buses while construction work is taking place. Buses will cross 18th Avenue via Buchanan Street and drop off students between 8-9am on 16th Avenue. They will then turn around in the cul-de-sac and exit via Buchanan St. Student pick up will be between 3-4pm along the same route. We will keep you informed of any changes to the routes as construction changes. Please look out for increased traffic travelling to and from the School.

Typical working hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday thru Friday. We will do our best to share changes to this in advance. Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Important Reminders:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new curb and gutter, sidewalks and the new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. We will be excavating behind the sidewalk on the south side in order to install the new shared use path. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of this year. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.

Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment. We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.

August 17, 2017 Update

Park Construction Work

There has been a lot of activity going on in the project area...

Park Construction has placed the Class V Aggregate Base (gravel) between Johnson St NE and Fillmore St NE. They will then move down to Monroe Street and prepare the surface for the concrete pavement between Monroe St and Quincy St.

Park Construction will also begin the removal of the concrete pavement between Central Ave and Fillmore St. The removals are expected to take about a week. They won’t be closing intersections, however, there may be times where the intersection is blocked or without a ramp to provide access while they carry out their work. They will work as quickly as possible to minimize the disruption. Thank you in advance for your patience.

18th Avenue remains closed between Monroe and Quincy due to the storm sewer replacement and getting ready for grading. The detour route will be via Quincy and 18th ½ Avenue.

A new extension of the storm sewer between installed between Jackson St NE and Central Ave. They will be installing additional catch basins in this segment following removal of the old gas main pipes.

Please take extra care using the temporary gravel surface to access properties. Using side streets wherever possible would be preferred, especially when excess rainfall is currently predicted.

Center Point Energy Work

The service crew has completed installing the new service pipes to the properties between Central Ave and Fillmore St NE. They will continue with the removal of the old gas pipes between Quincy and Central while the concrete pavement is being removed between Central and Fillmore. The removal of two old 12” diameter pipes running between Fillmore and Central should wrap up their work on the 18th Ave project.

City Water Dept.

The Water Dept. is rebuilding the top of the walls of the chamber at Lincoln St. In a couple of weeks they will place its new reinforced concrete roof.

City Sewer Dept.

The Sewer Dept. is continuing their work on the storm main in the alley between Tyler and Polk (south). Residents affected have been notified by mail.
School Starting Soon

Members of the Project team have met with representatives from Yinghua Academy to discuss school traffic in preparation for the school year. We will have discussions with Minneapolis Public Schools regarding their needs and issues as well.

Typical working hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday thru Friday. We will do our best to share changes to this in advance. Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Important Reminders:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new curb and gutter, sidewalks and the new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. We will be excavating behind the sidewalk on the south side in order to install the new shared use path. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of this year. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.

Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment. We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.
Thank you for your interest in the 18th Ave NE reconstruction project.

August 11, 2017 Update

Park Construction Work

Park Construction has continued to lay the gravel base up to Pierce Street and will finish between Pierce and Fillmore early next week. They will then move down to Monroe Street and prepare the surface for the concrete pavement between Monroe St and Quincy St.

The sewer crew has been replacing the 43 inch diameter storm pipe from Monroe to Quincy along with installing extra catch basins. They will continue to install new storm sewer heading east towards Central Ave. Please take extra care using the temporary gravel surface and driving around work zones to access properties. Using side streets wherever possible would be preferred, especially when excess rainfall is predicted.

Center Point Energy Work

The service crew has been busy installing new gas services between Central and Fillmore. All of the old pipe has now been removed between Johnson and Fillmore. Next week they will remove old gas main between Quincy and Central. This will just leave the old pipe removals between Central and Fillmore.

City Water Dept.

The Water Dept. removed the roof from the chamber at the Lincoln intersection this week and is currently casting a new concrete roof. The 42 inch water main and valve you can see at this intersection dates back to 1914!

City Sewer Dept.

The Sewer Dept. will carry out work next week on the storm main in the alley between Tyler and Polk (south). Residents affected have been notified by mail.

Typical working hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday thru Friday. We will do our best to share changes to this in advance. Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Important Reminders:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new curb and gutter, sidewalks and the new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. We will be excavating behind the sidewalk on the south side in order to install the new shared use path. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of this year. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.

Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment. We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.

August 4, 2017 Update

Park Construction Work

Park Construction is continuing to grade the street and they are currently working between Buchanan and Lincoln. Once they have prepared the sub-grade (sand) they will be placing a layer of Class V Aggregate Base (gravel) which will be followed later by the first asphalt layer.

18th Avenue remains closed between Monroe and Quincy due to preparation for storm sewer replacement next week. The detour route will be via Quincy and 18th ½ Avenue. City crews completed storm sewer work on Monroe south of 18th last week, Monroe Street is now reopened to traffic.

Please take extra care using the temporary gravel surface to access properties. Using side streets wherever possible would be preferred, especially when excess rainfall is currently predicted.

Center Point Energy Work

Center Point has completed the installation of the new gas main between Fillmore and Central. The service crew will be in next week to install new service pipes to the properties. They are also working on removing old abandoned gas mains after the new ones have been installed. This has been completed between Johnson and Buchanan.
*Project Fact* : Center Point estimates they will have installed around 7000ft of new PVC gas pipe on 18th Ave during this project.

Typical working hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday thru Friday. We will do our best to share changes to this in advance. Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Important Reminders:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new curb and gutter, sidewalks and the new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. We will be excavating behind the sidewalk on the south side in order to install the new shared use path. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of this year. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.

Don’t forget ‘Open Streets Northeast’ is happening this Sunday 6th August. Central Ave around 18th Avenue will be closed to traffic. For more info, visit: http://www.openstreetsmpls.org/northeast

Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment. We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.

July 28, 2017 Update

Park Construction Work

Park Construction completed the concrete removals from Monroe St to Central Avenue this week. They will begin grading the street from Johnson to Fillmore next week to prepare for the new pavement. 18th Avenue is currently closed between Monroe and Quincy due to preparation for storm sewer replacement. The detour route will be via Quincy and 18th ½ Avenue.

Pipe crews completed new storm sewer installation between Johnson St and Fillmore St.

Please take extra care using the temporary gravel surface to access properties. Using side streets wherever possible would be preferred, especially when excess rainfall is currently predicted.

Typical working hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday thru Friday. We will do our best to share changes to this in advance.

Center Point Energy Work

Access to 18th east of Central Avenue is still currently closed while Center Point work is continuing. Once their new main is installed they will remove the old main between Fillmore and Central Avenue. They will also have crews removing abandoned gas main from Johnson to Fillmore next week.

Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Important Reminders:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new curb and gutter, sidewalks and the new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. We will be excavating behind the sidewalk on the south side in order to install the new shared use path. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of this year. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.

Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment. We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.

July 20, 2017 Update

Park Construction Work

Park Construction has now completed concrete removals up to and including the Fillmore St intersection. Due to ongoing Center Point work between Central and Fillmore, to keep progressing with the project schedule, Park will start concrete removals from Monroe Street and head east toward Central. They will then return to the section from Central to Fillmore when CenterPoint has completed their work.

Pipe crews commenced sewer installation this week from Johnson. They anticipate completing work from Johnson to Fillmore by the end of this week. From there they will move to Monroe St and work east toward Central installing new sections of mainline storm sewer.

Minneapolis Water Department carried out exploratory work on the Water chamber at Lincoln intersection. They will return to install the new roof for this chamber, after it has been pre-cast and cured, in early August.

Please take extra care using the temporary gravel surface to access properties between Fillmore St and Johnson St. Using side streets where possible would be preferred especially where excess rainfall is currently predicted.

Typical working hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday thru Friday. We will do our best to share changes to this in advance.

CenterPoint Energy Work

Access to 18th east of Central Ave is still currently closed while Center Point completes their work. They will require a closure of the alley access to the south of 18th Avenue between Tyler St and Polk St next week (Tuesday July 25th- Saturday July 29th ). Letters have been delivered to residents affected, but please arrange alternative parking between these dates.

Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Important Reminders:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new curb and gutter, sidewalks and the new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. We will be excavating behind the sidewalk on the south side in order to install the new shared use path. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of this year. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.

Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment. We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.

July 14, 2017 Update

Park Construction Work

Park Construction began concrete pavement and sidewalk removal at Johnson St NE. Pavement has been removed from Johnson St NE to the area of Buchannan St NE. This work will continue to the west next week.

Access is being maintained to properties, however at times a street intersection with 18th Ave may be temporarily closed while the Contractor is working on it, for safety reasons. During these times access will be provided via the next block and parallel streets. Where driveways/alleys are removed, they will be ramped with gravel to allow access during construction.

Pipe crews will begin installation of the new storm sewer infrastructure the week of July 17th. This work will begin at Johnson St NE and progress west following the pavement removals.

Minneapolis Water Department plan to carry out reconstruction work on a water chamber in the intersection of Lincoln St NE and 18th Ave NE next week as well.
Typical working hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday thru Friday. We will do our best to share changes to this in advance.

CenterPoint Energy Work

As part of the CenterPoint work, access to and from 18th Ave east of Central Ave will be closed starting Monday, July 17th. Residents can use 18 ½ and Polk St to get back on to 18th Ave.

Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.
Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Important Reminders:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new curb and gutter, sidewalks and the new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. We will be excavating behind the sidewalk on the south side in order to install the new shared use path. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of this year. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.

Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment. We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.

July 7, 2017 Update

Park Construction has completed the process of breaking the existing concrete street surface from Monroe St NE to Johnson St NE.

Pavement removal will begin the week of July 10th, starting at Johnson St NE and working west. Following the removal of the pavement, the pipe crews will begin the installation of the new storm sewer infrastructure.

Typical working hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday thru Friday. We will do our best to share changes to this in advance.

Reminder… Saturday Work… CenterPoint Energy is anticipating working along 18th Ave NE on Saturday, July 8th. CenterPoint Energy is currently installing a new gas main between Central Ave and Fillmore St NE.

Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.

Important:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new curb and gutter, sidewalks and the new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. We will be excavating behind the sidewalk on the south side in order to install the new shared use path. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of this year. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.

Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment. We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.

June 30, 2017 Update

Work begins July 5th!

Park Construction has begun to mobilize. Traffic control and detours will go in place next week. The schedule is to begin breaking the pavement from Johnson St NE to Central Ave NE (Phase 1) and Central Ave NE to Monroe St NE (Phase 2) on July 5th. The schedule is for Park Construction to break up the existing pavement starting next week, when the pavement is broken down, they will roll over it pack it down. It will remain a drivable surface but be easier to remove as necessary for the underground utility work.

18th Ave NE will be closed to thru traffic but remain open to local traffic. Lane restrictions will be in place as work progresses.

Typical working hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday thru Friday. We will do our best to share changes to this in advance.

Saturday Work… CenterPoint Energy is anticipating working along 18th Ave NE on Saturday, July 8th.

Minneapolis Water Department and CenterPoint Energy continue making improvements to their infrastructure along 18th Ave NE.

Please understand that the construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.
Important:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new curb and gutter, sidewalks and the new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. We will be excavating behind the sidewalk on the south side in order to install the new shared use path. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of this year. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.

Once again, we ask that you impress upon all children the dangers near construction equipment. We hope to inconvenience you as little as possible and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while your neighborhood is being improved.

June 20, 2017 Update

Due to the availability of the pavement breaking/crushing equipment and the contracting process, the 18th Ave NE reconstruction project is now anticipated to begin the week of July 3rd.

Minneapolis Water Department and CenterPoint Energy have also been making improvements to their infrastructure along 18th Ave NE.

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this improvement project, please call me, at 612-673-3762. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, John Benjamin at 651-443-1096.
Important:

  • Our equipment is large and heavy and can be extremely dangerous if one is not alert around it. We urge you to stay at a safe distance at all times. Please, above all, impress upon your children not to go beyond the sidewalk at any time and to stay away from material piles and equipment parked on or near the job site. Please observe all posted detour routes and warning signs and arrange to park on side streets or on another block when work is under way in your immediate area.
  • Help us prevent vandalism during construction. It not only delays the project but adds to the costs. Your cooperation in reporting or preventing such acts is critical and directly benefits you.
  • To save yourself time and money, if you have experienced any problems with your sewer and/or water connection it is recommended that you contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible to correct the problem before the street is paved. One problem frequently encountered in connection with street paving is the condition and age of the private water and sewer services from the house or business to the City main in the street. Occasionally, because of the age and condition of these services, they may require repair or replacement within a relatively short period of time after the new paving is completed. So, if you are planning to upgrade your water or sewer service, please call me at 673-3762 to coordinate with the project’s schedule.
  • To install new curb and gutter, sidewalks and the new shared use path, we will need to excavate within the City right of way. Please note that the City right of way extends beyond the back of the existing sidewalks. We will be excavating behind the sidewalk on the south side in order to install the new shared use path. After we complete this work we will remove our construction debris and place new topsoil and sod where it was disturbed. We plan to place sod in the fall of this year. Any private lawn sprinkler systems, decorative carriage walks, special flowers, bushes or other decorative lawn items in the City right of way are the responsibility of the property owner. If you have concerns or questions regarding your specific property, contact me or John.
 
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(Note: Project information may change due to scheduling, weather, or other factors outside of our control. Listings will be updated as new information becomes available.) Citizens concerned with pedestrian access during construction should contact the project manager directly.

 

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