2019 Street Improvement Updates

May 31, 2019

Construction has begun on this year’s street improvement project which covers the Partridge Estates and Heather Ridge neighborhoods. The improvements include miscellaneous storm sewer/sanitary sewer/water main repairs and replacement, replacement of isolated sections of structurally damaged curb and gutter, repaving of the asphalt pavement section, and installation of uniform street lighting. It also includes replacing the top surface of pavement on Helmo Avenue from 15th Street to Upper 23rd Street.
T.A. Schifsky & Sons, Inc. is the Contractor for this project. They have successfully completed many similar projects for the City.  This work will be done in phases by area to help minimize disruption. All project work is scheduled to be complete by early September.

Project Areas:

Current and Planned Work

Partridge Estates Area

  • The street pavement has been reclaimed/recycled into gravel and the excess gravel has been removed.
  • Concrete curb and gutter spot replacement work is planned for next week.
  • Some leaking water valves have been discovered on Hadley Avenue just north of 41st Street Court.  These are planned to be repaired early next week and should take a couple of days. 
  • The first layer of asphalt pavement will be paved after the new concrete work has gained strength-this is planned for the week of June 10.

Heather Ridge Area

  • A street lighting crew is continuing work in this area. They are first installing new underground wiring and will then follow up with installing new lights. The existing lights will be left operational as long as possible to try and minimize the down time for the system. They are working from North to South as the Excel Gas crews finish streets.
  • Concrete curb and gutter spot removals are planned for next week on Helena Road and Heather Ridge Road.
  • Excel Gas crews are continuing to replace gas mains and services to houses in this area. They are working from North to South and expect to be all done by mid-June. This work is separate from the City project work, and Excel will be doing their own grass restoration with seeding.

Helmo Avenue mill & overlay

  • This work is expected to start when the new street lights arrive which should be the week of June 17. Spot replacement of concrete curb and gutter and street lighting will be done first, and then the top layer of pavement will be milled and repaved.
As construction progresses, please use caution traveling within the project area.  Also, please do not park vehicles on the street from 7AM to 7PM within the project area unless instructed to by the Contractor to accommodate driveway work. This will help the Contractor to work more efficiently, and will create a safer work zone. Thank you, as always, for your ongoing patience and cooperation.
If there are any questions or comments regarding the project, please contact one of the following people:
  • Joe Meemken, 651-724-5588, On Site Project Representative, SEH
  • Jeff Thene, 651-490-2049, Sr. On Site Project Representative, SEH
  • Brian Bachmeier, 651-730-2730, Oakdale Public Works Director/City Engineer
  • Todd Blank, 651-490-2017, Project Manager, SEH
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