2020 Road Construction Updates

Construction Update for the Week of May 3, 2020

2020 Street Renewal Project (SRP)


2020 Monroe Area Street Renewal Project Road Work Ahead

The contractor for this project is Kuechle Underground, Inc. from Kimball, Minnesota. The full time project inspector for the project is Dave St. Dennis. Please contact Dave during working hours to answer any questions about the project and schedule. Dave can be reached at (612) 221-3767 or email Dave St. Dennis 

The contractor has completed the underground utilities on First Avenue, Second Avenue, and Third Avenue. The following is the proposed schedule for these streets:

  • Installation of curb & gutter beginning the week of the May 4th  
  • Installation of underground electrical continuing mid-week of May 4th   
  • Installation of sidewalks beginning the week of May 4th
  • Installation of the first lift of pavement the week of mid to later May
  • Boulevard restoration beginning at the end of May

While the construction work is being done in this area, pedestrians will be detoured from First Avenue and Second Avenue to Third Avenue. Pedestrians detour signage has been installed and at all times one of the sidewalks will be open from Main Street to Monroe Street on Third Avenue. The city appreciates your cooperation during this time.

The contractor will begin the installation of underground utilities on 4th Avenue and Monroe Street.

CenterPoint Energy will be installing new gas services the week of May 4th. The installation of the gas main line has now been completed.

2020 Bob Ehlen Area Street Renewal Project (SRP)

The contractor for this project is Kuechle Underground, Inc. from Kimball, Minnesota. The full time project inspector for the project is Andy Evans. Please contact Andy during working hours to answer any questions about the project and schedule. Andy can be reached at (612) 716-3788 or email Andy Evans.

CenterPoint Energy’s contractor will begin installing the new gas main line the week of May 4th and once completed the gas services will be completed. The city contractor cannot begin the underground utility work until the gas main is relocated.

The contractor for this project is currently working on the Monroe Street SRP project. At this time the tentative/anticipated start date is mid-June, but as allows the schedule could change. Once the city has a date for the project to begin, it will be posted here.

2020 Street Surface Improvement Project (SSIP)

The contractor for this project is Douglas-Kerr Underground LLC from Mora, Minnesota. The full time project inspector for the project is Joe St. Dennis. Please contact Joe during working hours to answer any questions about the project and schedule. Joe can be reached at (612) 562-3298 or email Joe St. Dennis.

The contractor is currently working on Phase 1 and Phase 3 for the project. The contractor is currently pouring new concrete curb & gutter and grading the gravel in preparation for the first lift of pavement. This portion of the project is schedule to be completed by mid-July.

Phase 1 of the project includes the roads east of 8th Lane (9th Avenue, 9th Lane, 10th Avenue, 10th Lane, 10th Avenue, 40th Lane & 38th Lane).

Phase 2 is tentatively scheduled to begin mid-May. Phase 2 of the project includes the roads west of 9th Avenue (8th Avenue, 8th Lane, 38 Lane, 40th Lane & 41st Avenue).

Phase 3 of the project includes Cutters Grove Avenue, Cutters Lane, Yellowstone Boulevard, Church Street Porter Avenue, and Park Street.