2019 Street Improvement Updates

June 14, 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 first layer of asphalt pavement is being finished today.
  • Driveway patching is beginning now.  
  • Lighting work in this area is planned to begin in early July.
  • Boulevard sodding will be done after the lighting work is complete.

Heather Ridge Area

  • Concrete curb replacement is planned to start on Helena Road tomorrow and should take 2 days to complete.
  • Curb removals on Heather Ridge Road are planned for late next week.
  • The pavement on Helena Road and on Heather Ridge Road from 50th to Heather Way is planned to be reclaimed into gravel next Wednesday. Heather Way may be included in this based upon the amount of curb repair being done.
  • A pipe crew is working on storm sewer and water valve repairs in this area. They are finishing up on Helena Road, and then will start on Heather Ridge Road and work south.
  • Improvements are being made to the Dog Park on Helena Road including installation of a drinking fountain, installation of parking lot curb and pavement, and installation of a storm water treatment raingarden. The Dog Park is closed now until about mid-July. We apologize for the inconvenience, but it is for the safety of people and their pets while this work is done. 
  • 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.
  • Excel Gas crews have finished the gas main and service replacement work. This work is separate from the City project work, and Excel will be doing their own grass restoration with seeding when their contractors become available. 

Helmo Avenue mill & overlay

  • This work is expected to start after the 4th of July.  Storm sewer repairs, spot replacement of concrete curb and gutter and street lighting will be done first, and then the top layer of asphalt 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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