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 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.

TH 15 Update

Activity is increasing on the overlay, ADA and signal upgrades to TH 15 through the City. Duininck, Inc. is the general contractor and is completing the work under a MNDOT contract. The City will be providing periodic updates through the construction blog as well as through the City Facebook account. For additional information you can visit the MNDOT project page at

A sub-contractor has started some preliminary signal work. This work has disabled some of the vehicle detection systems so drivers may see longer green light cycles during this work. All of the signals will be upgraded as part of this project with 4 of the locations receiving complete new systems. Another sub-contractor is working on the ADA improvements and beginning removals along the project at various intersections. Traffic control will be changing frequently to accommodate vehicles along the entire route.

Intersections along TH 15 that are going to be impacted over the next several days include Adams Ave, Tilden St (mall entrance), and 4th St. Please watch for traffic changes in these areas.