2022 Street and Utility Improvements Project
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The Apple Valley 3rd Addition Neighborhoods were developed in the beginning of the 1960s. Street pavement throughout the neighborhood is deteriorating rapidly and becoming more costly to repair. The City is also encountering problems with the aging sanitary sewer and water distribution systems as well as deficient storm systems within this area. Annual sewer cleaning is no longer adequate to control root intrusion into the system and prevent potential sewer backups.
Due to these issues, the City of Apple Valley 2022 Capital Improvement Program identified potential utility replacement and street reconstruction work on Redwood Drive and Juniper Lane. The scope of work includes total replacement of sanitary sewer, watermain and storm sewer, and street reconstruction. Sidewalks are not included as part of the project. This year’s project area will only include Redwood Drive; Juniper Lane work will take place during the 2023 construction season.
Funding & Private Items in ROW
Funding for this project will be derived from the City’s Road Improvement Tax Levy. The City Council has structured this funding source to allow the City to pay for the proposed street reconstruction work WITHOUT the use of any special assessments to residents. To continue the long standing practice of not using special assessments the City Council has made some changes to the City Policy regarding Private items in the Public Right of Way and are outlined below:
Street improvement projects often require construction work to occur within the public right-of-way (ROW) area behind the concrete curb or outside of the paved street section, typically referred to as the boulevard. Adjacent property owners along the street frequently have installed privately owned items within the boulevard area. Some examples of privately owned items within the boulevard include:
- Irrigation or sprinkler systems
- Bushes and landscape plantings
- Decorative fences
- Underground dog fences
The City is not responsible for the cost of removing/reinstalling privately owned items that are encountered within the right-of-way during street improvement projects. Property owners will be notified that any privately-owned items within the construction zone of the public right-of-way must removed by the property owner prior to construction.
Project Updates – April 12, 2023
The City of Apple Valley would like to remind residents to continue caring for your new sod as the weather continues to warm up. Sod care is now the sole responsibility of the property owner.
Continue performing the below to promote proper sod growth and establishment:
- Apply 1/3” of water every other day and early in the day.
- A mow height of 2.5” to 3” is ideal.
- Avoid mowing when the weather is hot (above 85 degrees) and/or dry as newly cut grass loses water quickly.
Please also note Apple Valley’s watering restrictions:
- Lawn watering is permitted before 11:00 am and after 6:00 pm each day between May 1st and September 30th. Lawn watering refers to in-ground irrigation systems, mechanical sprinklers, and unattended hoses.
- These restrictions do not apply to hand watering (hose must be attended) of plants, children’s water toys when in use by children, and non-irrigation water use such as vehicle washing.
Project Updates – August 8, 2022
Work completed last week:
- Prepared road for paving
- Paved 1st lift of pavement on phase 2
Work planned for this week:
- Grade boulevards for restoration
- Begin installing topsoil and sod on phase 1 & 2
McNamara Contracting Inc.
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Coleton Nelson, Project Inspector
Bolton & Menk, Inc.