High Street – 7th Ave N to 10th Ave N
The week City crews completed all underground utility work. Residents have access to homes on gravel although the street remains closed. 10th Avenue N reopened late Friday. Survey crews began staking for new curb as the City’s concrete contractor is expected to be here next week.
Wastewater force main river crossing:
The boring for this project is complete. Crews are planning to pull the new 20” sanitary force main pipe across the river next Tuesday. The new plastic pipe is fused together located along the road right-of-way. Pepper Avenue, between Golf Course Road and 1st Street S, will be closed to through traffic, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday and is expected to be closed approximately one day. There will be a barrier down the middle of Pepper Avenue preventing bidirectional traffic; as a result, local traffic accessing Blue Heron Lane will use the west bound lane of Pepper Avenue and will need to access Pepper Avenue from 1st Street S. Local traffic needing to access Ridgewood Trail, Golf Course Road, and Country Lane will need to take Range Line Road.
West Side Lift Station:
Crews set forms and reinforcement steel this week for the sump pit. The first concrete pour is scheduled for next Tuesday.
Wisconsin River Green Space and Recreation Project:
This week Janke Construction completed the kayak launch area. They continued work on the concrete trail, north of the Riverview Expressway Bridge, and worked on miscellaneous sections of trail within the park. They also began grading and setting forms for the trail along 2nd Street just north of Mead Street and installed two sets of rock steps along the riverbank within Demitz Park. Next week Janke will continue working on sections of the trail within Demitz Park. They plan to pour footings for the shade structure located in the park and continue work on the 2nd Street trail.
High Street – 12th Ave N to 17th Ave N
Construction of this next segment of High Street is planned to begin mid-August. Work consists of reconstructing existing 36' wide roadway with 3.5" asphalt and 9" base course. New curb & gutter and sidewalk with be constructed on both sides of the roadway. Underground utilities including sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer and service laterals will also be replaced. Construction is expected to go into late fall.
Van Buren Street – 8th Ave N to 10th Ave N
Construction of Van Buren St. began Thursday this week. Van Buren St is closed from 8th Ave. to 10th Ave