The Public Works Department houses a robust Engineering Services Division. The staff of 20 (+) professionals provides comprehensive oversite to review, permit and inspect 3,000 construction sites and master plans each year. Additionally, this team manages $65 million of capital projects including roads, traffic controls, sidewalks, storm, solid waste, water, and wastewater projects.
Find details about current and planned projects in the tabs below.
1st Avenue North Water Main Replacement Project; W.O. 19-01, Schedule 1
The City’s water infrastructure is aging and in need of replacement. Annual projects to replace areas of greatest need help to reduce leaks and failures and maintain reliable service to customers. On November 13, 2018 the City Council awarded the Professional Engineering Services Contract for design, bidding and construction administration services for Schedule 1 of the 2019 Water Main Replacement Projects to Sanderson Stewart, in the amount not to exceed $776,650.00.
The Schedule 1 project consists of approximately 6,500 linear feet of water main replacement in 1st Avenue from Main Street to Division Street. Project Map:
Project Update: July 3, 2020: Current construction on map is highlighted in orange
Happy 4th of July Weekend!
This week, COP Construction completed the majority of the paving from 25th Street to 28th Street and from 9th Street east to the end of the project. Significant traffic control will be opened for the 4th of July weekend.
Next week, COP Construction will be completing the decorative concrete on the west side of 28th Street and that area will be under traffic control.
Miscellaneous cleanup, concrete restoration on the edge of the road, and some valve removal in the middle of the road will occur over the next week and a half, under isolated traffic control. Other activities in the next couple of weeks will include cleanup and sweeping on adjacent streets, including removal of various temporary water piping, dirt, equipment demobilization, and gravel.
Access to businesses will be maintained.
Separately, MDT is improving North 27th Street in the project area. For information, please refer to the MDT project website
at: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/27thstreetimprovements/ Please be aware that this work may additionally impact travel in the area.
Annual Pavement Overlay Program Project
Project Update: June 19, 2020
Milling operations will begin Tuesday, June 23, 2020 on Zimmerman Trail between Rimrock Road and Poly Drive. Once that section is completed, the operation will move down to S. 32nd Street West between Monad Road and King Avenue West, and finally 17th Street West between Rimrock Road and Grand Avenue.
Two-way traffic will be maintained in the construction zones but the use of alternate routes is advised. Thank you for your patience while we make these improvements!
Summer 2020 project highlights:
- If you head to the landfill, notice the new scales and transfer station. The project will be completed in September and you will be able to drop off your waste in the building! There is also work being done on the road.
- The water and sanitary sewer systems have replacement projects on 1st Avenue North from Exposition to 15th and 24th to 33rd; the neighborhood west of Division to 7th Street West between Grand and Broadwater; and on 1st Avenue North from Exposition east on Hwy 87.
- King Avenue East from Orchard to Jackson and Wicks Lane from Bench to Hawthorne will both be widened and have sidewalks/trails added.
- Chip seals, overlays and street reconstructions are happening in the Wanigan Subdivision (Shawnee, Radford Square); the metal streets (Copper, Silver, Gold, Vickery); the hospital corridor; Lake Elmo from Main to Pemberton; Governors from Wicks to Babcock and all of Senators; 14th Street W between Grand and Lewis; the triangle west of S. 27th between State and 1st Ave S; Jackson Street from King Ave E to State Street; 17th Street West from Grand to Rimrock; 32nd St W from King to Monad; and Zimmerman Trail from Poly to Rimrock.
- New or improved signal work is being done at Grand & Virginia; King Avenue W and 36th ; and Overland & S. 24th Street W.
- An exciting project is happening downtown too. Both N. 30th and N. 29th from 6th Ave N to Montana Ave will be converted from one way streets to two way streets.
- The city is constantly working to make walking and biking safer in our community. We have pedestrian signals being installed at the roundabouts on Shiloh Road; Rimrock and Arvin; Lake Elmo and Milton; and Barrett and Kiwanis Trail.