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Friday, September 29, 2017

TH 15 Update

Starting late September through late October, Highway 15 motorists can expect traffic signals along the project to be deactivated and become four-way stops as crews work to upgrade or replace the signal systems between Adams Avenue and Goemann Road. The existing signals will be taken down and new signals will be installed on Highway 15 at the intersections of 4th Street, Blue Earth Avenue, Tilden Street, and Adams Avenue. The signals on Highway 15 are being updated to include new lights, flashing yellow arrows and emergency vehicle preemption.

Continuing through mid-October crews will be milling and resurfacing the roadway. Motorists should take extra caution and be on the lookout for changing traffic patterns as there will be additional workers and equipment on the roadway during the milling and paving operations. Drivers can expect lane restrictions and brief traffic delays as crews work to complete the signal, curb, sidewalk and resurfacing work.

Friday, September 8, 2017

TH 15 Update

An update on TH 15 traffic control. The traffic signal at Torgerson Drive and TH 15 will be disabled next week beginning Tuesday, Sept. 12th. A 4-way stop will be set-up to provide temporary traffic control. The contractor will be upgrading the traffic signal during this time and is intending to have the lights operational on Friday, Sept. 15th.

2017 Improvements

Cardinal and Charles Street have been paved, the new sidewalk is complete, and these streets are open to traffic. The contractor will be back to finish grading and complete turf establishment later this month. Camelot Court is up to aggregate grade and is ready for paving. Parking Lot C removals have been completed and the storm sewer system has been installed. Aggregate surfacing will be completed in the upcoming week. The trail and parking lot along the west side of Sisseton have been graded and are near ready for asphalt paving as well. Paving is scheduled for later in September on all of these projects.

10th and 11th Street removals have begun and temporary water service lines have been installed. Underground construction is scheduled to begin next week and these streets will be closed to vehicle access as the underground construction ramps up.

The contractor for Margaret Street, Holtmeier Construction, is planning to begin underground work next week. All of the watermain is being replaced on this project and temporary water service will be provided to those properties that are connected to the 12" main in Margaret Street. The excavation is anticipated to begin on the east end of the project which will limit vehicle traffic from traveling east to TH 15. Be aware of construction signage as traffic will be affected with this construction. With a late start to the construction, it is expected that the contractor will complete the underground construction this fall and bring the street up to gravel grade for the winter. All hard surface paving and curb installation will be completed in 2018.

TH 15 Update

Concrete work continues on TH 15. Several of the intersections on the west side of TH 15 have been re-opened in the last few days. East Victoria is closed and will be realigned to provide a perpendicular intersection with the highway. Additional concrete work is expected to begin from 10th Street north this week and continue into next week with median repairs and intersection work at Winnebago and Torgerson. Paving is tentatively scheduled for the last two weeks of September.

Friday, August 11, 2017

2017 Improvements

Beemer Companies is continuing to make progress on the resurface and overlay projects. Stade and Summit overlays were completed last week. Cardinal and Charles have been brought up to gravel grade and paving of those two streets is currently scheduled for the week of 8/14. Camelot Court is currently being excavated and new aggregate and drain tile are being installed. Sidewalk installation continues on Cardinal Street and the grading has begun for sidewalk on East Belle Vue.

TH 15 Update

MNDOT's contractor is finishing up several intersections today and early next week. The intersections at School, Budd, Willow, Tilden east, and Fareway Foods will be open in the next few days. The next intersections scheduled to close are Victoria west, Adams east, and the north mall entrance. Detours will be in place to access Adams east via Victoria. Sidewalk and pedestrian ramp installation will continue along the west side of TH 15. Tentative plans are for TH 15 to be closed from Blue Earth to 10th Street the week of August 21st. The detour route for this closure will be Blue Earth west to Prairie, north to 10th and back east to TH 15. Affected properties will be notified as this time approaches. Please be cautious of the construction activity and patient with the ongoing traffic changes.

Friday, July 21, 2017

2017 Improvements

The City's 2017 Improvement program is underway. There are several projects this year all around the City. Visit http://fairmont.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Improvement-Program.pdf to view the complete improvement program.

Margaret Street is scheduled to be upgraded from North Avenue to TH 15. Holtmeier Construction is anticipated to begin in late August or early September. Northdale Construction will be completing the reconstruction of 10th and 11th street from North Avenue west to Lake George and is expected to begin the first week of August.

The resurface and overlay projects being completed by Beemer Companies began last week. Summit and Stade have been milled and the asphalt overlay is currently scheduled for next week. Cardinal and Charles are seeing activity from new sidewalk construction to milling of the existing pavement. These two resurface projects will result in local traffic disruptions, but access to the neighborhood will be maintained during the work. Those along Cardinal and Charles will have a few days of restricted access to the driveways. The contractor is working to minimize these restrictions and affected properties will be notified by the contractor.

All of the seal coat work was completed on July 11th and City crews will begin sweeping up the additional aggregate next week.