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2022 STREET IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

Project Summary Update

The City of Orono will be making improvements to various roads throughout the city. The project includes a mill and overlay (or bituminous pavement reclamation) of several streets throughout the city. These streets include: Turnham Road, Chippewa Lane, High Lane, West Lake Street, Linden Avenue, Oak Street, Park Avenue, Fairview Cottage Lane, Highwood Lane, a portion of Kelly Parkway near Old Crystal Bay Road, Lakeview Terrace, Country Club Road, Long Lake Boulevard, Dakota Avenue, Dickenson Street, Orono Lane, Arbor Street, Lakeview Avenue, Crystal Avenue and Prospect Avenue. Prior to paving, several roadway culverts in the project area will be replaced.

Prior to the Street Improvements Project, a number of roadway culverts in the project area will be replaced. At this time the contractor has not submitted a proposed schedule. Weekly updates will be posted here once construction begins.

Project Update

August 26, 2022

Phase 4:

This week Dickenson and West Lake were graded in preparation for pavement. The base pavement was placed along Dickenson while the new cul-de-sac was built at the end of West Lake. On Monday, Aug 29, the contractor plans to pave the base on West Lake and the wear on Dickenson. West Lake Street will be paved first followed by Dickenson. If time permits Monday, the plan is to then place the wear on West Lake. If not, the contractor plans to pave the wear on Tuesday morning. Shortly after the wear has been placed along both streets, topsoil and hydro see will be placed. The contractor will be around to water the new seed. Residents are encouraged to also water the seed.

The asphalt will typically be installed at temperatures between 275° F and 350° F.  Therefore, please have children stay away from the asphalt until it cools. Oil will be placed over the road prior to paving, so please stay off the oil to avoid having it stuck to your vehicle. Both roads will be paved in one pass of the paver and thus access to driveways and connecting roads will be limited to after the pavement is rolled. Once the asphalt is rolled, please keep your speed low and avoid harsh turning motions. As this is the final layer of pavement, any scuffs on the pavement will be permanent.

 

The timeline for this work is approximate and may change based on weather and sub-contractor availability. Please refer to the weekly updates on this page for the most up to date information. Weekly updates will occur towards the end of each week. For specific questions or concerns, please contact Kristina Brierley.

Phasing Information

The 2022 Streets Project has been awarded to ASTECH Corporation. They have broken the project into three phases, as shown below. The timeline is approximate and will change based on weather and sub-contractor availability. Please refer to the weekly updates, on this site, for the most up to date information. Weekly updates will occur towards the end of each week. For specific questions or concerns, please contact Kristina Brierley.

Phase 1 (July 5 through July 25)

  • Kelley Parkway
  • Lakeview Terrace
  • Country Club Road
  • Long Lake Boulevard
  • Dakota Avenue

Phase 2 (July 11 through August 12)

  • Turnham Road
  • Chippewa  Lane
  • High Lane
  • West Lake Street
  • Linden Avenue
  • Oak Street
  • Park Avenue
  • Fairview Cottage Lane
  • Highwood Lane

Phase 3 (August 1 through August 12)

  • Dickenson Street
  • Orono Lane
  • Arbor Street
  • Lakeview Avenue
  • Prospect Avenue

Phase 4 (August 18 through September 2)

  • Dickenson Street
  • West Lake Street
  • Chippewa  Lane

Thank you for your continual patience and cooperation throughout the process of improving your street!

Contact Us!

Kristina Brierley
Project Representative
612-400-2640
kristina.brierley@bolton-menk.com

Adam Edwards
City Administrator/City Engineer
952-249-4600
aedwards@ci.orono.mn.us

Jeffrey Weyandt
Bolton & Menk, Inc.
952-448-8838
jeffrey.weyandt@bolton-menk.com

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