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Posted on: September 25, 2020

9/25/20 Road Project Update

2020 road projects

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

10/26

11/27

 

During the week of September 28th, the roadway between 68th Street and 73rd Street will be reduced to one lane for approximately two weeks.  During this time, westbound traffic will be closed.  Please follow the posted detour.  Street paving is scheduled for the end of the week.  The remaining street pavement will occur the following week.  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 beginning of October.  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 the work zone.

Weekly updates are posted on the City’s website on Friday afternoons: https://www.windsorheights.org/489/2020-Street-Project-Update

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.

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of the people on this page.

College Dr

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

 

Stage 1 (75th Street to Plaza Circle):  For the week of September 28th, the Contractor will install mailboxes and begin preparing for seed and then seed.  The tops of the intakes at 76th Street will be installed along with pouring concrete around them.

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street):  For the week of September 28th, the Contractor will begin grading the roadway and installing rock.  It’s anticipated that street paving will occur the week of October 5th.  Sidewalk and driveway grading will follow street paving.  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.

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street):  For the week of September 28th, the Contractor will finish sub drain installation and then begin grading the roadway the end of the week.  Rock installation will occur the week of October 5th along with street paving the end of the week.  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 you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.  

City Councilmembers will also be delivering updates to each property affected by the project until construction is completed.

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of the people on this page.

Allison Avenue 

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

10/24

2A

10/26

11/18

 

Stage 1 (66th Street to the middle of Allison):  For the week of September 28th, the Contractor will be watering the recently seeded areas as needed for two weeks.

Stage 2 (middle of Allison to 64th Street):  For the week of September 28th, the Contractor will begin storm sewer installation (this work is anticipated to take two weeks).  Anticipated to begin road work the week of October 12th.  The 64th Street intersection will be closed for storm sewer installation and paving operations.  Notice will be given.  Please find alternate routes when this occurs.  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.

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.

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of the people on this page.

 69th St

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. A map of the stages is found at the end of this letter. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

9/5

2

9/14

11/3

3

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

4

11/3*

11/27*

*phasing is dependent on winter weather conditions. The contractor will not begin stage 4 if forecasted temperatures would not allow paving operations to continue.

Stage 1:  For the week of September 28th, the Contractor will be watering the recently seeded areas as needed for 2 weeks.

 Stage 2: For the week of September 28th, the Contractor will finish sanitary sewer services and water services.  Once the sanitary and water services are complete, they will begin on storm sewer installation. This work is anticipated to take 2 weeks.  Road work is expected to begin the week of October 12th.  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.

Stages 3 and 4: the contractor will complete stage 4 of the project before stage 3. This is a change from previous plans. We are changing the staging plan to coordinate work with the University Avenue project. Letters will be sent to residents in stages 3 and 4 with more specific information as those stages get closer.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) orcschumacher@dmww.com.  

Weekly updates are posted on the City’s website on Friday afternoons: https://www.windsorheights.org/489/2020-Street-Project-Update

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.


PCC Patching

During the week of September 28th, work on the bridge approaches over Walnut Creek on 73rd Street will continue with concrete work on the outside lanes in both directions. Traffic will continue to travel on the center lanes and work will continue on the outside lanes. Both north and southbound 73rd Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the duration of the project. In the coming weeks, work will begin on the southbound lanes south of the railroad tracks near the YMCA. Watch for traffic lane closures. For everyone’s safety, monitor traffic control changes. Do NOT follow trucks into the work zone.

If you have any questions, please contact 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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