May 26, 2017 – A pre-construction meeting was held last week. Tentatively, the contractor plans to begin moving in equipment and supplies the week of June 5th and begin work the following week.
June 5, 2017 – No work on the City’s contract took place this week. The gas company began this week to relocate their gas main along the corridor so they will not be in conflict with the reconfigured Sunset Street. The contractor, Quam Construction, plans to begin work the week of June 12th.
June 9, 2017 – The contractor has pushed the starting date of the project back a week to June 19th. The contractor will start work on the west end of the project from TH13 to Luther Place.
June 16, 2017 – The contractor has not started any work. This week the gas and phone companies continued work to relocate their facilities in the project area. The contractor is still set to begin removing the curb & gutter and pavement on the first phase next week. The first phase will be from TH13 to Luther Place.
June 20, 2017 – The contractor has installed temporary mailboxes at the intersection of Luther Place & Sunset Street. Residents on the west end of the project (from TH 13 to Luther Place) will have their mail delivered to the temporary mailboxes starting on Tuesday, June 20th as their existing mailboxes will be salvaged by the contractor. Mail service to the apartments and the east end of the project (Luther Place to Lakeview Blvd.) will not be affected at this time.
June 23, 2017 – The gas company completed their work to move their facilities in the project area. The City’s contractor set up the detour and traffic control signage and began sawcutting pavement and driveways in preparation for removal. Next week they will begin removing the pavement and driveways on Phase 1 (TH 13 to Luther Place). Underground utility replacement is anticipated to begin on July 5th.
July 5, 2017 – The contractor has been removing the concrete pavement and driveway aprons. Work planned for this week involves finish removing the concrete pavement and driveway aprons, setup temporary water service along the boulevard, and start installing the sanitary sewer.
July 21, 2017 – The concrete pavement and driveway aprons have been removed, temporary water service has been set up, and sanitary sewer has been installed from TH 13 to mid-block of Luther Place and Hillside Avenue.
July 31, 2017 – The contractor plans to continue installing watermain starting at the TH13 intersection and head east. They will also work on installing sanitary sewer and water services.
August 7, 2017 – Last week the contractor worked on replacement of watermain in phase 1 (TH13 to Luther Place). Provided all the testing passes, the contractor will make the connections to the existing water distribution system and begin replacing the water services this week.
August 11, 2017 – This week the sanitary sewer, watermain, and services were installed form TH13 to Luther Place.
August 21, 2017 – Underground utilities have been installed and residents have been taken off of temporary water. Excavation, roadway shaping, and construction of roadway base is scheduled for this week.
August 28, 2017 – All underground utility work has been completed in Phase 1 (TH13 to Luther Place). They are currently working on excavating and placing the new roadbase but the west weather has been slowing progress considerably. This week they will continue road-building operations and will begin setting up the temporary water service on Phase 2.
September 1, 2017 – To date all underground utilities have been installed, the street has been cut and the first layer of the roadway base has been installed for phase 1. Next week they will finish installing the roadway base for phase 1 along with setting up the temporary water system and sawcut driveways for phase 2.
September 22, 2017 – Phase 1 (TH13 to Luther Place) has all underground utilities installed and the street has been built to aggregate base. Next week they will finish installing and grading aggregate base and start paving concrete street by mid-week. Phase 2 (Luther Place to Lakeview Blvd) has the mainline sanitary sewer installed and the watermain & storm sewer have been installed from Lakeview Blvd. to Cedar Avenue. Next week they will install watermain and storm sewer from Cedar Avenue to Luther Place, start installing sanitary and watermain services, and start preparing the roadway from Lakeview Blvd. to Cedar Avenue.
September 26, 2017 – Concrete paving will begin this week on Phase 1. The contractor will start preparing for the concrete paving on Tuesday and Wednesday by setting up string line and trimming the road. The contractor is planning to pave the driving lanes on Thursday. The contractor will then have to wait about a week to allow the concrete to cure before they can pave the parking lane and curb & gutter. After another week of cure time, the driveway aprons and sidewalk will be poured.
Please have the vehicles off the road prior to Tuesday morning to allow for the preparation of concrete paving. The roadway and access into the driveways will be cut off during the concrete work the next few weeks. Please make sure to move anything out of driveways tonight or it will become trapped once the concrete paving starts. If you have any questions you are encouraged to contact the on-site representative, Russ Morsching at 507-323-5192.
October 2, 2017 – Phase 1: The underground utilities have been installed and concrete paving has started. Next week they will continue to work on the concrete paving. Phase 2: The mainline sanitary sewer and watermain has been installed and the storm sewer has been installed from Lakeview Blvd. to Cedar Avenue. Next week they will install sanitary and water services, install storm sewer from Cedar Avenue to Luther Place, and start building the roadway from Lakeview Blvd. to Cedar Avenue.
Residents in Section 2 are highly encouraged to park on the streets adjacent to Sunset Street including Luther Place, Stanley Avenue, and Cedar Avenue. Access to driveways will be limited during underground construction and residents should avoid driving within the construction site especially during and after rain events.
October 9, 2017 – Phase 1: Concrete paving and curb & gutter work is still in progress this week.
Phase 2: This week the contractor will finish underground utilities and continue building the roadway from Cedar Avenue to Lakeview Blvd.