City of Waconia, 2022 Infrastructure Improvements
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Project Updates

Project Updates

August 5, 2022

Phase 1: 3rd Street (Walnut to Maple) & Maple Street (2nd to 3rd)

Maple Street was paved with the second layer of pavement this week. The sidewalks are graded and ready for concrete. The sidewalks are anticipated to be poured on Saturday, August 6, but there is rain forecasted. If rain cancels the Saturday work, it would likely be completed the week of August 15. Restoration of yards is anticipated for the week of August 15.

 

Phase 2: 3rd Street (Maple to Olive), Maple Street (3rd to 4th)

Water services are close to completion in Phase 2.  Storm sewer installation work will continue on Third Street next week.  The work at the intersection of Maple Street and Fourth Street has been completed and will receive the first layer of pavement prior to the County Fair.

 

Oak Avenue

Retaining wall construction is underway and should be completed next week. Reconstruction of a couple storm water manholes may occur next week as well. Traffic control cones and barriers will be moved as the construction progresses to different locations.

 

Dunsmore Drive

Street reclamation (grinding up of the existing pavement to a gravel surface) will occur the week of August 15. This will be followed by removals and storm sewer construction either later in the week of August 15 or the week of August 22.

Past Updates

July 29, 2022

Phase 1: 3rd Street (Walnut to Maple) & Maple Street (2nd to 3rd)

Paving was completed on 3rd Street from Walnut to Maple on July 28. This area will get a second lift of pavement on Friday. Maple Street, from 3rd to 2nd, will be paved with a first lift on Friday, July 29. Maple Street should receive the second lift of pavement next week. Also next week, the sidewalk will be graded in anticipation of pouring concrete late next week or the week of August 8, weather permitting.

 

Phase 2: 3rd Street (Maple to Olive), Maple Street (3rd to 4th)

Sanitary sewer and watermain installation is ongoing. Storm sewer installation work will continue on 3rd Street late next week following work on the Maple Street / 4th Street intersection. The intersection is scheduled to be closed the week of August 1 (weather depending) for this utility installation work and the subsequent street excavation work.

 

Oak Avenue

Trees have been cleared and erosion control has been setup along the corridor. There will be barriers installed to separate traffic and trail users from the construction areas. These controls will be set up starting on Friday, July 29, for the existing retaining wall on the west side of the street to be removed. It is anticipated that the new retaining wall will be constructed early next week.

 

Dunsmore Drive

It is anticipated that reclamation of the street may occur the week of August 15. This would be followed by removals and storm sewer construction the week of August 22.

July 15, 2022

Phase 1: 3rd Street (Walnut to Maple) & Maple Street (2nd to 3rd)

Street grading and construction on 3rd Street will be complete this week. It is anticipated that concrete driveways and curb and gutter will be constructed on Monday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 19, weather depending. There will be curb string line setup on Friday, July 15, in preparation for curb construction. This string line will be lowered at driveway locations over the weekend to allow for access those days. Once concrete is poured, no vehicles will be allowed to drive on it for 7 days.

 

Phase 2: 3rd Street (Maple to Olive), Maple Street (3rd to 4th)

Sanitary sewer and watermain construction is in progress and will take a few more weeks to complete for the entire phase. Utility services are anticipated for construction on 3rd Street next week.

 

Oak Avenue

Erosion control will be installed next week. Following that work, some trail removals may occur on the west side of the street.

 

Dunsmore Drive

No work is anticipated in the near future. Updates will be provided when schedule is known.

July 1, 2022

Phase 1: 3rd Street (Walnut to Maple) & Maple Street (2nd to 3rd)

Storm sewer will be completed this week. Watermain and sanitary sewer construction will be continue into next week. Street grading has been complete on Maple, north of 3rd Street. The street construction on 3rd Street is anticipated for late next week and will carry into the week of July 11.

 

Phase 2: 3rd Street (Maple to Olive), Maple Street (3rd to 4th)

It is anticipated that removal items will occur next week. Following removals, you will see communications relocations later next week. Sanitary sewer construction is anticipated for the middle of next week. Utility work will take a few weeks to complete.

 

Oak Avenue

It is now anticipated that work on the Oak Avenue area of the project could begin the week of July 11. More information will be provided in next week’s update as we confirm contractor schedules.

 

Dunsmore Drive

No work is anticipated in the near future. Updates will be provided when schedule is known.

June 10, 2022

Phase 1: 3rd Street (Walnut to Maple) & Maple Street (2nd to 3rd)

Sanitary sewer construction has been completed. The watermain construction will continue throughout next week. Sanitary and water services are anticipated to begin the week of June 20. Communication utility pedestals are still being relocated and are anticipated to be complete in Phase 1 next week.

Phase 2: 3rd Street (Maple to Olive), Maple Street (3rd to 4th):

Tree stumps are planned to be ground out next week to help clean up yards. It is anticipated that street reclamation and removals could possibly occur the week of June 20.

June 3, 2022

Phase 1: Third Street (Walnut to Maple), Maple Street (Second to Third)

The temporary water system has been connected to homes. Sanitary sewer construction is beginning on Maple Street at the Second Street intersection and moving south, and eventually west down Third Street. The watermain construction will follow sanitary sewer. These two utilities will take a few weeks to complete. Communication utility pedestals are being relocated and are anticipated to be continue through next week.

May 27, 2022

Phase 1: Third Street (Walnut to Maple), Maple Street (Second to Third)

Removals of driveways, sidewalk, and other miscellaneous items have been completed. The temporary water system has been laid out and tested. Next week homes will be connected to the temporary water system in advance of sanitary and watermain construction. Communication utility pedestals are anticipated to be relocated next week.

Phase 2: Third Street (Maple to Olive), Maple Street (Third to Fourth)

Tree clearing has been completed. There is no anticipated work for a few weeks. Work will start in Phase 2 after Phase 1 is complete.

May 20, 2022

Phase 1: Third Street (Walnut to Maple), Maple Street (Second to Third)

Tree clearing is complete. The street pavement was reclaimed on May 19. Removal of driveways, curbs, and other items will begin early next week. Also next week you will see the temporary water system being setup and tested. You will be notified of any water shut downs or connection needs in advance. The sanitary and water mains are anticipated to begin construction the week of May 30. Private utilities are being relocated for the next 2-4 weeks.

Phase 2: Third Street (Maple to Olive), Maple Street (Third to Fourth)

Trees are anticipated to be cleared next week. The remainder of the construction work will follow Phase 1.

May 13, 2022

Phase 1 – Third Street and Maple:

Tree clearing has been ongoing this week and could extend into next week. Reclamation of the street pavement is anticipated for late next week and driveway removals to follow shortly after. Utility construction is currently anticipated for the week of May 23. You will also see the temporary water system being laid out in yards that week. The temporary water system will need to be connected to homes for the duration of watermain construction.

May 3, 2022

Phase 1 of construction is anticipated to begin the week of May 9th, weather permitting. Phase 1 consists of Third Street (west of Maple Street) and Maple Street (north of Third Street). The first items you will see are setting up traffic control and erosion control, tree clearing, temporary water service, and pavement removal items. There will also be private utility work to relocate their infrastructure in anticipation of the street construction. Access to driveways and entrances will be limited during some construction activities. Residents on the project site will receive a construction notice in the mail with project contacts other helpful information.

April 15, 2022

The construction contract for the project has been awarded to Wm Mueller & Sons from Hamburg, MN. Submittal, contract, insurance, and bonding items are in process. A preconstruction meeting is scheduled for the end of this month. After that meeting, a tentative project schedule will be available, and a start date will be shared with impacted residents via a mailer.

March 23, 2022

The project is currently being advertised for bidding. Contractor pricing is due at the end of this month. The City Council will then review the bids and consider awarding a construction contract at a City Council meeting in April.

February 21, 2022

An Open House was held on Wednesday, February 9th. At this meeting, the scope of the project was discussed, questions were answered, and a tentative project schedule was shared. The tentative schedule includes:

  • Completing the final design in February.
  • Opening bids in March.
  • Awarding a construction contract at one of the City Council meetings in April.
  • Beginning construction in May.

Please reach out to Craig Eldred or Jake Saulsbury if you wish to discuss this meeting or project.

January 31, 2022

An open house has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 9th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to review the project scope and discuss any property concerns that could be implemented into the final plans. The staff available at this meeting will be the Public Services Director and the City Engineer. A mailer will also be sent to impacted property owners informing them of this meeting. There will be no update on project costs or assessments at this meeting. If you are unable to attend this meeting, you can also contact the Public Services Director and/or the City Engineer.