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Construction Update for the Week Ending July 10th, 2020
2020 Construction Projects
CSAH 14 (Main Street) from CSAH 9 (Round Lake Boulevard) to Highway 10;
CSAH 9 (Round Lake Boulevard) from CSAH 14 (Main Street) to Highway 10; and
CSAH 116 (Bunker Lake Boulevard) from CSAH 9 (Round Lake Boulevard) to CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard) - This project is a pavement micro-surfacing project where a thin layer of bituminous is constructed over the top of the existing pavement surface to fill in rutting, depressions, irregularities and other pavement surface deformities, in order to improve the smoothness and performance of the roadway longevity. After completion the roadway surfacing, the pavement messages and lines will be repainted.
UPDATE – Final pavement markings are continuing to be installed this week, and should be completed by July 10th.
CSAH 14 (Main Street/125th Avenue) from Aberdeen Street to CSAH 52 (Radisson Road) in the City of Blaine - This project includes the reconstruction of the existing 4-lane undivided roadway section to include raised concrete median channelization, curb and gutter, associated drainage and ponding improvements, and pedestrian accommodations
UPDATE - Last week the contractor installed concrete curb and concrete driveway aprons on the westbound lanes. Aggregate base class 5 was placed and tolerance. This week the contractor will pave two lifts of bituminous on the westbound lane.
CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard) from Jay Street/139th Avenue to CSAH 18 (Crosstown Boulevard) in the City of Andover - The purpose of this project is to expand CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard) between Jay Street/139th Avenue and CSAH 18 (Crosstown Blvd) to a 4-lane divided roadway. The work in 2020 will encompass the intersection of CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard) and CSAH 18 (Crosstown Boulevard).
UPDATE – Last week work continued in Stage 5. The contractor finished gravel grade from the YMCA entrance to Crosstown Boulevard on the southbound lanes; finished topsoil from the YMCA entrance to the Andover Elementary School south entrance on the southbound lanes; paved bituminous on Hanson Boulevard from the YMCA entrance to the Andover Elementary School south entrance on the southbound lanes, and on Crosstown Blvd westbound lanes. Finally, the contractor worked on signal loops, signal handholes, and interconnect conduit on the southbound lanes. This week, the contractor plans to finish topsoil from the YMCA entrance to the Andover Elementary School south entrance on the southbound lanes; pour concrete median and pedestrian ramps from the YMCA entrance to the Andover Elementary School entrance; and topsoil / turf restoration from the YMCA entrance to the Andover Elementary School south entrance on the southbound. The contractor will also split traffic / do a traffic switch to Stage 6 on Hanson Boulevard and Crosstown Boulevard. ** Flaggers will be present, please expect delays.**
CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard) from CSAH 11 (Northdale Boulevard) to CSAH 14 (Main Street) in the City of Coon Rapids - This project includes the reconstruction of Hanson Boulevard between Northdale Boulevard and Main Street. The reconstruction will include the installation of raised medians and turn lanes. It will also incorporate the replacement of the signal system at 121st Avenue.
UPDATE – Work continued in Stage 2. This past week, the contractor has continued to install new storm sewer in the northbound lanes of Hanson Boulevard, between 121st Avenue and 122nd Circle. Grading crews have started working on grading the granular subgrade for the proposed northbound lanes of Hanson Boulevard. Electrical crews worked on relocating existing signal equipment in the northeast corner of Northdale Boulevard and Hanson Boulevard. New foundations were installed in preparation for the construction of the new right turn lane on Northdale Boulevard, in the northeast quadrant of CSAH 78 & CSAH 11. Next week, storm sewer crews will continue to install storm sewer from 122nd Circle to the north end of the project on the northbound lanes. Grading crews will continue to grade the granular subgrade for the proposed roadway and start to place the gravel base for the new road. Electrical crews will begin to work in the installation of underground components for the new signal system at 121st Avenue and Hanson Boulevard. ***** Note: 119th Avenue & 121st Avenue on the east side of Hanson Boulevard will be closed at Hanson Boulevard; please use alternate routes.
CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard) Railroad Bridge Overpass Project in the City of Coon Rapids - This project will grade separate CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard), an existing four-lane divided roadway, over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad.
UPDATE – Work continued last week in Stage 2. The contractor continued construction of ponds and installed permanent turf on some slopes; bituminous paved the inside lanes on Hanson Boulevard and Service Road 1; constructed the remaining concrete curb, median walk and the majority of the remaining concrete sidewalk; continued grading and placing topsoil in boulevards; and switched traffic to the inside lanes on Hanson Boulevard so the metal railing on top of the concrete railing can be installed. This week, the contractor plans to install the metal railings on top of wall and bridge concrete barriers, continue construction of ponds and grading & placement of topsoil.
CSAH 1 (Coon Rapids Boulevard) - this project is being led by the City of Coon Rapids, and is in conjunction with the City of Coon Rapids Redevelopment east of Egret Boulevard to the Coon Rapids Boulevard / East River Road split.
UPDATE – Construction began in March 2020. The construction project is expected to be completed by October 2020. Please see the City of Coon Rapids website for more information: https://www.coonrapidsmn.gov/CivicSend/ViewMessage/message/110813
Hornsby Street and Hwy 97 in the City of Columbus – this project is a realignment of Hornsby Street north of Highway 97, and includes a new signal system at the intersection.
UPDATE – Work has been postponed due to DNR wetland permitting and underground utility relocation.
2020 County Wide Maintenance and Resurfacing Projects
CSAH 1 (Coon Rapids Boulevard) from 111th Ave NW to 600’ East of CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard)
UPDATE – Project is scheduled to start in August, weather permitting.
CSAH 9 (Round Lake Boulevard) from Highway 10 to CSAH 116 (Bunker Lake Boulevard)
UPDATE – Roadwork from TH 10 to Bunker Lake Boulevard will begin on Monday, July 6th. The outside northbound and southbound lanes will be closed for curb, catch basin and sidewalk removals. Expect delays.
CSAH 14 (Main Street) from Highway 10 to CSAH 18 (Coon Creek Boulevard)
UPDATE – Project is scheduled to start in mid-July, weather permitting. Schedule may vary due to weather, but will be done in 2020.
CSAH 60 (Constance Boulevard) from Trunk Highway 65 to East Lake Netta Drive
UPDATE – The contractor milled from TH 65 to the east approximately 300’. Final lift of pavement on main line is scheduled for Monday July 6th and shoulders and turn lanes scheduled for Tuesday July 7th. Street approaches and residential driveways to follow.
CR 65 (Baugh Street) from CSAH 22 (Viking Boulevard) to CSAH 5 (Nowthen Boulevard)
UPDATE – This project is substantially complete with minor clean yet to be done.
CR 72 (Verdin Street) from North County Line to CR 24 (237th Avenue)
UPDATE – This project is substantially complete with minor clean yet to be done.
CSAH 76 (Fawn Lake Boulevard) from CSAH 85 (Typo Creek Drive) to CSAH 36 (Rutgers Street)
UPDATE – The roadway was reclaimed and stabilization from Typo Creek Dr to approximately 800’ east of Thames Street. The first lift of pavement for this stretch was scheduled for July 2nd. Reclamation and injection of stabilizing base from 800’ east of Thames Street to Rutgers Street is scheduled for Monday July 6th and Tuesday July 7. Paving of the first lift for this stretch to follow.
CSAH 17 (Lexington Avenue) & Woodland Parkway Intersection signalization in the City of Blaine - The purpose of this project is to provide a new signal at CSAH 17 (Lexington Avenue) & Woodland Parkway.
UPDATE – This project is complete.