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Oct 11

Engineering Updates 10/8/2021

Posted on October 11, 2021 at 9:27 AM by Jeanette Clawson

City of Owatonna Engineering

Construction has begun and various projects can be seen around The City of Owatonna. Please slow down and use caution when approaching a construction zone.
 
 We thank you for your patience as these projects are completed. 

 
2021 Construction Projects:
2021 Project Location Map

 2021 Bridge Street: 

Work this week included subbase and base placement, ditch grading, riprap

placement, small utility coordination, topsoil placement for the central roundabout

landscaping, trimming and string line in preparation for pavement.

 

Next week work is planned to include concrete paving, continued road ditch

grading and establishment. The paving is expected to continue for about 2-3

weeks to pave the remainder of Phase 1A and Phase 2, including the full

roundabout and curb and gutter. Following this, the concrete typically takes

between 7 and 14 days before it can be driven on so please use extra caution

while paving is occurring and do not enter the area until the road is open to

traffic.

 

The intersection of Park Drive and W. Bridge street is open to three directions of

traffic, with the north, east and south legs open to both directions of traffic

and the west leg closed to traffic during this phase of the project. Some work will

continue to occur along the roadway and at the Park Dr intersection as needed.

Please continue to use caution and follow the detour routes as work will continue

to finalize Phase 1 and progress Phase 2.

 

This project is phased and is anticipated to generally follow the phasing plan as

shown in the image below. Currently, the contractor is performing work within a

portion of “Construction Phase 1A” and “Construction Phase 2” areas as outlined

in pink and green, respectively.

2021 N Cedar Streetscape

Work This Past Week

  • Within the 300 Block
    • Planter foundations were filled with suitable soil.
    • Sidewalk base was placed and compacted.
      • Gravel ramps were placed at business entrances to maintain access prior to paving.
    • Concrete forms for sidewalk have been set.
    • Utility handholes were placed to accommodate future electrical service.
  • Within the 200 Block
    • A majority of the sanitary main line and services were installed. One service is remaining but will be performed when work on Vine Street takes place.
    • Gas and small utility adjustments were made.
    • Segments of deep storm sewer were placed to allow for watermain construction.


Upcoming Work

  • Within the 300 Block
    • Sidewalk paving is anticipated to occur early next week.
      • The contractor will be coordinating with businesses during this time.
    • The road subgrade will be prepped, and the subbase and base will be hauled in and placed in preparation for concrete curb and roadway paving.
    • Following concrete sidewalk paving, the curb and gutter, and mainline pavement will be poured over the next few weeks.
  • Within the 200 Block
    • Watermain and service installation.
    • Storm sewer installation.

The Owatonna Downtown Live Stream can be found on The 2021 North Cedar Ave Streetscape Project page! Be sure to visit the website for detour routes and alternate parking areas.

To sign up for updates for the North Cedar Streetscape Project, please visit the ISG Project Page, scroll to "Stay Connected" and fill out the form titled "Sign up here for project updates"

2021 Truman Avenue: 

This week:                                                                                                                                                   10/08/2021

 

Northland Grading & Excavating completed work on Sanitary Sewer, Storm Sewer, and Water Main this week between South St. & Murray St.  Northland had a second crew on-site this week as well that completed work on Sub-Cut, Subgrade Preparation, and Subbase Grading at the Prospect St. & Truman Ave. intersection.


Northland started the week working on Sanitary Sewer main from McIndoe St. to Murray St.  They completed installation of the Sanitary Sewer Manhole structure at Murray St. on Tuesday morning, and then switched over to working on Water Main.  They completed the Water Main from McIndoe St. to Murray St. on Wednesday of this week. On Friday of this week, they pressure tested the newly installed Water Main, from Prospect St. to Murray St.   The Water Main very successfully passed the pressure test on Friday, and then Northland turned over to working on Storm Sewer at the intersection of South St. & Truman Ave.  They successfully installed 2 Storm Sewer Catch Basin structures at this intersection along with 18” RCP & 15” RCP Storm Sewer pipe.  From Monday to Friday of this week, Northland’s second crew on-site was continually working on Sub-Cut, Subgrade Preparation, and Subbase Grading at the intersection of Prospect St. & Truman Ave.


Legends Concrete was unable to be on-site this week and has been rescheduled to be on-site next week.

 

 

Current Status of Major Work Items:

  • Sanitary Sewer
    1. Work Completed To-Date:   Main St. to Murray St.
    2. Work Remaining:                     Murray St. to Havana Rd.
  • Storm Sewer
    1. Work Completed To-Date:   Main St. to Murray St.
    2. Work Remaining:                 Murray St. to Havana Rd.
  • Water Main
    1. Work Completed To-Date:   Main St. to Murray St.
    2. Work Remaining:                 Murray St. to Havana Rd.
  • Subgrade prep. & Subbase Grading
    1. Work Completed To-Date:   Main St. to Prospect St.
    2. Work Remaining:                Prospect St. to Havana Rd.
  • Concrete Curb & Gutter
    1. Work Completed To-Date:   Main St. to University St.
    2. Work Remaining:                 University St. to Havana Rd.
  • Roadway Pavement
    1. Work Completed To-Date:   Main St. to University St.
    2. Work Remaining:                 University St. to Havana Rd.

Next week:

 

Legends Concrete was unable to be on-site this week and has been rescheduled to be on-site next week.  Legends is scheduled to be on-site later next week: to continue forming and pouring the concrete sidewalk & entrances in the Phase 1 portion of the project, between Main St. & University St.

Northland Grading & Excavating plans to work on Water services & Sanitary sewer services at the start of next week.  Starting just South of the Prospect St. & Truman Ave. intersection, working Southward along Truman Ave.  Northland will again have a second crew on-site next week working on Sub-Cut, Subgrade Preparation, and Subbase Grading all next week; following behind Northland’s first crew as they complete the Sanitary & Water services. They may also be working on Storm Sewer main and structures at the side road intersections of McIndoe & Murray next week.

Scheduled work is weather dependent, and if delayed by weather or other delays will be moved back to the next week.

Intersections affected:

Prospect St. & Truman Ave. intersection should now be accessible to traffic next week via temporary rock ramps.  The Sub-Cut & Subbase Grading have been completed at this intersection, and temporary ramps have been made at both the East & West sides for traffic & pedestrians to cross Truman Ave. at this intersection.  As always, if possible, drivers and pedestrians may want to take alternative routes to avoid this intersection so as to avoid the construction activities along this project.  

Side-road access at Murray St. intersection may be temporarily close next week for work on Sanitary & Storm Sewer to be completed.  

Side-road access at the McIndoe St. intersection may be temporarily closed next week for work on Storm Sewer to be completed.  

Side-road access at Agnes St., Academy St., School St., Phelps St., and University St. are paved with the first lift of the bituminous pavement and are open to drivers and pedestrians.

The temporary access lane at the cul-de-sac of Academy St. has been removed, but the finish grading and topsoil shaping work still remains to be completed at this location.  

Residents needing to access the cul-de-sac at the East end of Academy St. should have full access across Truman Ave. now that the intersection has been paved with the first base course lift of the bituminous pavement.

Side-road access across Truman Ave. at all other intersections along the project will continue to be maintained for traffic and residents.  Drivers are encouraged to take alternative routes, if possible, to avoid construction activities on the project.


26th Street & State Avenue Roundabout: 

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To submit a Public Works Maintenance Request, please call 507-444-4350 or fill out an Online Public Works Maintenance Request Form.