Construction update 4/9/21

NOTE: The hard closure at the west end is only temporary until the sidewalk work is completed. After which, the west end will be re-opened to local traffic, or what we are calling a “soft closure”.

Also, at this point the only crossing of Main Street for a while will be at Columbus Avenue or streets to the east.

Progress this Week:
Road was closed and detour implemented on Monday morning, April 5th.

Pavement, curb, and sidewalks have been removed from west side of 1st Avenue NE to 2nd Avenue NW. Pedestrian safety fence and rubber mats were placed to maintain the temporary pedestrian access. (Wow, that’s a lot of rubber mats!). The removals took place from east to west as the contractor utilized the existing roadway to haul materials out to the staging site on the City lot behind Strike Force Bowl. The material removed will be crushed and recycled to be reused on the project as aggregate materials.

Temporary water main was being tied into the buildings along Stage 1 to prepare for the utility work that is to begin the week of April 12th.

The Week of 4/12/2021:

Beginning down at 2nd Avenue NW (by Wells Fargo), the contractor will begin sanitary sewer construction with their 1st utility crew. The sanitary sewer work will progress east.

On the west end of the project (last year’s work between Hwy 21 and 2nd Avenue NW), the contractor will remove all of the temporary walking surface that was installed last fall when the concrete work had to be suspended due to the early snow and cold temperatures. Temporary matting will be placed to maintain pedestrian access. Concrete placement is expected to begin the following week.

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