Construction Weekly

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2021 Construction Projects

Foley Boulevard (CSAH 11) Railway Grade Separation

Project improvements include reconstruction of Foley Boulevard, from a 4-lane undivided roadway to a 4-lane divided roadway with turn lanes and multi-use trail, with an overpass at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad tracks. The project will improve public safety and reduce traffic congestion on CSAH 11 by constructing the bridge over the BNSF railway.  This project is scheduled to be completed by October 2022.

Update for the Week Ending October 8th:
The bridge crews worked on installing piling for Unit 1 of the bridge pier; this work will be completed by the end of the week. Pier footing construction started, excavation for the east abutment footing started and excavation for CMC columns has begun. The ground improvement contractor finished installing stone columns on the west side of the BNSF tracks, on the new Foley Blvd alignment. The contractor began installing CMC columns and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the week.

Update for the Week Ending October 15th:
The contractor is scheduling construction of Unit 1, of the pier footing, along with piling installation in the east abutment footing.  Crews will begin excavating and installing concrete leveling pads for MSE Wall “A” (south side of new alignment) for the new bridge.  Utility work will begin to relocate underground utility along Foley Blvd and East River Road.


109th Avenue (CSAH 12) Pedestrian Ramp Improvement Project

This project will reconstruct seven (7) pedestrian ramp pairs along 109th Avenue in Blaine to bring them up to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards in partnership with MnDOT.  Each intersection will be constructed individually, and construction should begin in July and be completed by the Fall.  The intersection locations are:

  • 109th Avenue and 7th Street
  • 109th Avenue and President Drive
  • 109th Avenue and Able Street
  • 109th Avenue and Tyler Court
  • 109th Avenue and Hacienda Place Access
  • 109th Avenue and Fillmore Street
  • 109th Avenue and Pierce Street

Update for the Week Ending October 8th:
This project is complete with minor punch list item to finish.


Main Street/125th Avenue (CSAH 14) - Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) Conversion Project

The project includes FYA signal system modifications at nine (9) intersections along CSAH 14.  When contractors are working at each specific intersection, that signal will be put in all-way flash.   Expect delays.  The intersections include:

  • 125th Avenue and Oak Park Boulevard/Polk Street
  • 125th Avenue and Jefferson Street
  • Main Street/125th Avenue and CSAH 51 (University Avenue)
  • Main Street and Foley Boulevard
  • Main Street and Avocet Street
  • Main Street and CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard)
  • Main Street and Shenandoah Boulevard
  • Main Street and CSAH 18 (Coon Creek Boulevard)
  • Main Street and Northdale Boulevard

No New Update for the Week October 8th: 
This project is complete with minor punch list item to finish.


Birch Street (CSAH 34) from Hokah Drive to 550 feet east of West Shadow Lake Drive

CSAH 34 will be reconstructed as a 2-lane, urban section with shoulders, turn lanes, curb and gutter, median, drainage system improvements and ADA enhancements. The project includes the construction of two roundabouts, one located at Tomahawk Trail and one located at West Shadow Lake Drive.  To learn more about the project design and background information of this project, see CSAH 34 (Birch Street) Reconstruction Project - Hokah Drive through West Shadow Lake Drive.

Update for the Week Ending October 8th:
The contractor installed topsoil around the Rice Lake Elementary parking lot and the 10’ bituminous trail.  The contractor also installed the 2nd lift of bituminous on the new school parking lot and installed the new 10’ bituminous walking path adjacent to the parking lot.  The landscaping contractor installed trees, shrubs, planting, and irrigation in the two roundabouts.  Parking lot painting and miscellaneous pavement markings were installed on Friday at the Rice Lake Elementary parking lot.

Update for the Week Ending October 15th: 
The contractor is scheduling punch list work and final turf establishment throughout the project.

Bunker Lake Boulevard (CSAH 116) and St Francis Boulevard (TH 47) - Intersection Improvements 

This project will reconfigure this intersection to accommodate the additional width necessary for vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Changes are intended to fix the geometric constraints that prevent the intersection from operating at maximum capacity. Pedestrian enhancements are also proposed as part of the construction work.  To learn more about the project design and background information of this project, see Bunker Lake Blvd (CSAH 116) and TH 47 Intersection Improvements.

Update for the Week Ending October 8th:
The bridge contractor installed concrete “J” barriers and concrete curb along the south end of the Oxbow bridge.  Concrete curb & gutter was installed on the west leg of the intersection along with various other concrete items throughout the project.  The bituminous subcontractor installed the final wearing course on the TH 47 northbound lanes and started on the southbound lanes.

Update for the Week Ending October 15th: 
The contractor is scheduling a traffic switch on Tuesday for Bunker Lake Blvd, completion of bituminous installation on T.H. 47, removal of bituminous pavement, and installation of concrete median on the east leg of the intersection. 


 


Bunker Lake Boulevard (CSAH 116) from Armstrong Blvd (CSAH 83) to Sunfish Lake Blvd (CSAH 57)

This project proposes to construct additional designated turn lanes, increase the length of merge lanes, restrict left turning movements at designated locations and driveways onto Bunker Lake Boulevard, install a traffic signal system at the Sunwood Avenue intersection along with lane geometric modifications, and other improvements along the corridor.

Update for the Week Ending October 8th:
The contractor continued subgrade prep and class 5 installation in the widening areas.  They also prepped the median curb areas for installation next week.

Update for the Week Ending October 15th: 
The contractor is scheduling the median curb installation throughout the project and the first two lifts of bituminous installation in the widening areas.



2021 County-Wide Maintenance and Resurfacing Projects

The following road segments have been selected to be included in the 2021 program, and will have the pavement replaced in order to provide a smoother ride and longer-lasting road.

109th Avenue NE (CSAH 12) - Flanders Court NE to Lexington Avenue (CSAH 17) - This project is a reclaim and overlay and is scheduled for the end of the August.

Radisson Road (CSAH 52) from 105th Avenue to Naples Street NE - this project is a 2" mill and overlay, and is scheduled for early August.

181st Avenue NW (CSAH 58) from Round Lake Blvd (CSAH 9) to Hanson Blvd (CSAH 78) - this project is a reclaim and overlay, and is scheduled for mid-September.

Constance Blvd NE (CSAH 60) - 500' West of Tippecanoe Street to 500' East of Tippecanoe Street - this is a culvert replacement project, and is scheduled for the end of August/early September.

Rum River Blvd NW (CSAH 72) - 500' North of 235th Avenue to 400' West of Yukon Street - this project is a reclaim and overlay, and is scheduled for mid-September.

Update for the Week Ending October 8th:
The contractor installed the final lift of bituminous in the realignment area and installed pavement markings.

Work scheduled for the week ending October 15th: 
This project is complete with minor punch list item to finish.

2021 Completed Maintenance and Resurfacing Projects


7th Avenue (CSAH 7) - Buchanan Street to 600' North of 38th Lane - this project is a 1-1/2" Mill and Overlay - COMPLETE

Broadway Avenue NE (CSAH 18) - 1100' West to 1600' West of Kettle Lake Boulevard - this project is a subgrade correction project COMPLETE

Crosstown Blvd NE (CSAH 18) - Soderville Drive NE to Lexington Avenue NE (CSAH 17) - this project is a reclaim and overlayCOMPLETE

Viking Blvd NW (CSAH 22) from Yalta Street NE to Isetta Street NE this project has turned the existing shoulder into right turn lanes for safety reasons COMPLETE

Jarvis Street NW (CSAH 24) - 350' South of 213th Avenue NW to 740' North of 213th Avenue NW - this project will provide a left turn lane to the adjacent road COMPLETE

Old Central Avenue NE (CSAH 35) - 81st Avenue to Hwy 10 - this project is a reclaim and overlay COMPLETE

237th Avenue NE / Fawn Lake Drive NE (CSAH 24) - Hwy 65 to Fawn Lake Drive NE (CSAH 76) - this project is a reclaim and overlay COMPLETE

217th Avenue NE / Fawn Lake Drive NE (CSAH 74) - Durant Street to Viking Blvd (CSAH 22) - this project is a reclaim and overlay COMPLETE

Bunker Lake Blvd (CSAH 116) - Buchanan Street NE to Hwy 65 - this project is an island median modification COMPLETE

85th Avenue NE (CSAH 32) from Hwy 65 to Hwy 10 - this project is a mill and overlay - COMPLETE