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Posted on: August 21, 2020

8/21/20 Road Project Update

2020 road projects

Allison Ave

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/31

10/17

2A

10/19

11/11


For the week of August 24th, the Contractor will begin working on driveways in stage 1 to prepare them for concrete.  It is anticipated that driveways will be poured later in the week and that residents may start using their driveways the end of the week of August 24th.  Restoration work will begin after driveways and backfilling curbs is finished on this stage.  All work is weather dependent. 

Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

If residents have any tree debris from the storm, place it near the edge of the roadway in the grass and it will be picked up.  Debris will be picked up on 8/26, weather dependent. We will make sure that residents with storm debris are taken care of, especially those on streets under construction.

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

City Councilmembers will also be delivering updates to each property affected by the project until construction is completed. Scroll down for a list of who to contact with questions about construction projects in Windsor Heights.

The contracted completion date for the entire project is November 27th. At this time, the contractor is scheduled to hit that target date. The contractor is not contractually obligated to hit each of the target dates for each of the phases. The dates listed above are to serve as references. We will communicate changes in these dates should they arise.


69th Street

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

9/5

2

9/8

10/26

3

Possibly spring 2021

Possibly spring 2021

4

Likely spring 2021

Likely spring 2021


For the week of August 24th, the Contractor will begin pouring concrete at the School Street intersection.  They will begin grading for sidewalk and driveways along with filling in behind the curb later in the week.  The week of August 31st, they will begin pouring sidewalk and driveways.  It is anticipated that residents can get in their driveways the week of August 31st.  Restoration work on stage 1 will begin after driveways and backfilling curbs is finished. The Contractor will be working on water services on stages 2 & 3.  There will be temporary disruptions to water during the day with notices given to affected residents beforehand.  All work is weather dependent.

Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.

If residents have any tree debris from the storm, place it near the edge of the roadway in the grass and it will be picked up on 8/26, weather dependent. We will make sure that residents with storm debris are taken care of, especially those on streets under construction.

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

City Councilmembers will also be delivering updates to each property affected by the project until construction is completed. Scroll down for a list of who to contact with questions about construction projects in Windsor Heights.

College Drive

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below.  Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/26

10/7

3

8/31

10/20

4

10/20

11/20


For the week of August 24th, the Contractor will be will be pouring the 76th Street intersection, west bridge approach, and half of the Plaza Circle intersection. They will be pouring driveways and sidewalks during the early part of the week. It is anticipated that residents may start using their driveways the week of August 24th. Restoration work will follow driveway and sidewalk installation. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.

If residents have any tree debris from the storm, place it near the edge of the roadway in the grass and it will be picked up.  The debris removal contractor has been down College Drive once already but will make another pass in the next couple weeks. We will make sure that residents with storm debris are taken care of, especially those on streets under construction.

Stage 2 will begin the week of August 24th. Once removal of pavement has occurred, they will begin storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water main work. The Contractor has put out door hangers to affected residents. As a reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

Stage 3 is anticipated to start the week of August 31st. Affected residents will receive notification from the Contractor approximately one week prior to construction. As a reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

City Councilmembers will also be delivering updates to each property affected by the project until construction is completed. Scroll down for a list of who to contact with questions about construction projects in Windsor Heights.

University Ave

The anticipated schedule for each phase of the first half of the project is in the table below. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts. Elder Corp is working on a plan to transition into either Phase 2A or 2B. At this time, they plan to begin work on 2B before 2A.

Phase

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1C

---

10/16

2A

Possibly Spring 2021

Possibly Spring 2021

2B

10/19

11/27


During the week of August 24th , the Contractor will start storm sewer installation at 70th Street. Sidewalk construction and restoration will occur on the north side of the roadway between 70th Street and 73rd Street along with electrical work. Once the storm sewer is installed, they will begin roadway grading. Work on traffic signals between 70th Street and 73rd Street will take place. The 70th Street intersection is anticipated to be closed until the end of September. All work is weather dependent. All businesses are open. For everyone’s safety, monitor traffic control changes and no texting while driving. Watch for construction workers and the added construction truck traffic. Do NOT follow trucks into work zone.

Sidewalk restoration and electrical work is currently being completed on the north side of University Ave between 70th and 73rd. The northbound portion of the intersection of University Ave and 70th Street will be closed through the end of September.

Construction will resume in the spring of 2021 for the area east of 69th Street.

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

City Councilmembers will also be delivering updates to each property affected by the project until construction is completed. Scroll down for a list of who to contact with questions about construction projects in Windsor Heights.

2020 PCC Patching Project

During the week of August 24th, work on the bridge approaches over Walnut Creek on 73rd Street will begin. Both north and south bound 73rd Street will be reduced to 1 lane in each direction for the duration of the project. For everyone’s safety, monitor traffic control changes. Do NOT follow trucks into the work zone.

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of the following people: 

Dave Burgess

Mayor

515-720-9250

dburgess@windsorheights.org


Mike Jones

City Councilmember, Mayor Pro Tem

515-238-5105

Mike.jones@windsorheights.org


Susan Skeries

City Councilmember

515-250-2206

Susan.skeries@windsorheights.org


Threase Harms

City Councilmember

515-975-5299

tharms@windsorheights.org


Joseph Jones

City Councilmember

515-419-1151

Joseph.jones@windsorheights.org


Mike Loffredo

City Councilmember

515-250-1464

Mike.loffredo@windsorheights.org


Dalton Jacobus

Public Works Director

515-645-6825

djacobus@windsorheights.org


Justin Ernst

City Engineer

515-259-9190 x 2786

justin.ernst@bolton-menk.com

 




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