East Side Reconstruction (last updated 06/17/19)
Schedule and Access Updates
- Properties located on 5th Street, 6th Street and 7th Street, east of 2nd Avenue NE should utilize 5th Street NE for access.
- Properties along 3rd Street NE will need to utilize 2nd Avenue NE and 4th Street NE for access off of Benton Drive until the intersection of 3rd Street and Benton Drive is reopened.
- The contractor will start removals and construction along 2nd Street NE and 4th Avenue NE today (6/13). Access for residents along 4th Avenue NE will be maintained as much as possible along to 4t Avenue NE to CR 29. Once utilities along 4th Avenue NE are started access will be maintained along 3rd Street NE to Benton Drive.
- Residents will be notified when short access disruptions are needed. Please note that you should expect partial lane closures, uneven pavement, and slowed traffic.
2nd Avenue Construction (Phase 1a & 1b)
· Utilities – The contractor will be wrapping up the sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer construction along 2nd Avenue next week.
· Roadway – The contractor is sub-cutting and building back 2nd Avenue as utilities are completed. The process includes bring the road to gravel, installation of curb and gutter and then paving.
· Park – The park will be reinstalled just off of 2nd Avenue NE, just east of its original location. A stormwater pond is being constructed between the park and Benton Drive.
The contractor has been working with the mail carrier and has been relocating mailboxes to temporary mailbox banks as needed. You should receive a note your mailbox prior to any disruption, which will indicate where your temporary mailbox is located. There are going to be 2 temporary mailbox banks for this project. One located at the Sartell Water Treatment Plant and one at Val Smith Park warming house.
- Private utility companies (gas, cable television, telephone, and electric) continue to relocate existing lines. Please note that although we coordinate with private utility companies, the General Contractor does not direct their construction.
- There will be some deep utility trench construction and, of course, heavy machinery operating on the construction site. Heavy equipment and construction in progress can be strong attractions to everyone, however staying away from construction areas will help keep everyone safe. Please do not go near pipe and construction material storage areas.
- Barricade and traffic control signs may be installed throughout the project area to protect motorists and construction workers during construction. Please pay careful attention to the warning signs!
- The plan is to keep roads open to traffic during most of the construction. However, you should expect partial lane closures, uneven pavement, and slowed traffic.
- Please do not remove any wooden stakes you will see temporarily placed on the boulevards. These stakes are used by the Contractor to construct the project and are expensive to replace.
Project Contact Information:
Troy Anderson (320-237-5884) is SEH’s Project Representative, will be on site during construction to observe project progress. He is the fastest link to problem solving because he communicates directly with everyone on the construction team. If you are unable to reach Troy in the field, please contact April Ryan at the SEH office. 320.229.4329
Brent Lahr is C & L’s contact during construction for this project. Brent can be reached at 320.363.1221