0915 - MSA 169th Avenue/Xylite Street Reconstruction
Lead Engineer: Tom Collins, P.E.
(763) 862 - 8000
All project work is scheduled to be completed by 11/11/17.
The Prime Contractor is Midwest Asphalt Corporation and the contact is:
Brandt Sylvestre - Project Manager - (612) 366-2873
5/18/17: Construction has been underway for Spring season. Xylite Street will be paved by Friday, May 18th. Concrete aprons and driveways will be poured May 24th and 25th. We ask that you do not drive on or over the concrete for a minimum of 72 hours, please park on 169th Avenue or Xylite Street.
11/21/16: Due to uncontrollable events and weather conditions, Xylite Street will not get paved this year. Over the next couple of weeks the Contractor will be working wrapping up as much as the can for the year. Mailboxes should be installed next week along with permanent street signage. Driveways will also be cleaned up in the next week or so to correct rutting or rough patches. Thank you for your patience.
11/11/16: Concrete curb and gutter is being poured on 169th Avenue today. We ask that you do not drive on or over this for a minimum of 72 hours. The Contractor will be ramping the curb first thing Monday morning to return full access to your driveways. Please refrain from parking on 169th Avenue today until after 7:00 p.m.
Concrete curb and gutter is to poured on Xylite Street starting Monday, November 14th @ 7:30 a.m. We ask that you please have your vehicles moved to any adjacent side streets or you may park you vehicle in the contractors staging area to the South and East side of Xylite Street. Please do not drive on or over the concrete for a minimum of 72 hours. The Contractor will begin to ramp everyone's driveways until first thing Thursday morning.
Crews will begin to pave 169th Avenue by the end of next week and Xylite Street the begining of the following. We are hoping to have the first lift of black top in before Thanksgiving. Your mailboxes should be reinstalled to their original location by the end of the month.
10/18/16: 169th Avenue will undergo a temporary road closure from 230 feet East of Mankato Street NE to Owatonna Circle in order to correct poor soil conditions under the proposed roadway section. Please use Hwy 65 and Crosstown Blvd. as a detour. The road closure is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12 thru Friday, October 21, weather permittting.
10/10/16: 169th Avenue will undergo a temporary road closure from 230 feet East of Mankato Street NE to Owatonna Circle in order to correct poor soil conditions under the proposed roadway section. Please use Hwy 65 and Crosstown Blvd. as a detour. The road closure is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12 thru Tuesday, October 18, weather permittting.
8/26/16: Once constructions starts, 169th Avenue mailboxes will temporarily be relocated to the west of the project near Mankato Street. Xylite Street mailboxes will temporarily be relocated to south of the intersection of 169th Avenue on Xylite Street. These locations were approved by the local Post Office.
8/18/16: Resident notifications sent out, which included the Contractor start date of 8/29.
7/18/16: The City Council awarded the project to Midwest Asphalt Corporation.
6/13/16: Advertisment for bids starts this week and bid opening will be 7/13.
7/8/15: It is anticipated that the project will be advertised for bid in December, bid opening in January 2016 and construction commencement in April 2016.
7/7/15: Construction alternatives are being reviewed to save trees and not impact retaining wall and fencing.
6/23/15: Comments sent to Braun Intertec regarding needed revisions to the draft Geotechnical Evaluation Report.
5/5/15: Notification was received from the DNR that impacts to protected state-listed plants was not anticipated because the habitat was unlikely to harbor state-listed species.
4/2/15: A site review was conducted by an Endangered and Threatened Plants Surveyor to determine whether habitat existed for rare plant species. The review found a 50 square foot area of potential habitat.
3/17/15: Notified by the DNR that the proposed reconstruction project had the potential to impact habitat that may support protected rare plant species.
12/8/04: Notification was received from the Coon Creek Watershed District that the wetland delineation was approved.
10/7/14: Survey is complete. Design of the project will commence and continue through winter.
9/5/14: Geotechnical report contract awarded to Braun Intertec.
9/5/14: Forms requesting the right to trespass for the wetland boundary staking were sent.
9/4/14: Notices were sent to residents summarizing the proposed street section, utility markings, survey and schedule.
8/4/14: City Council ordered plans to be prepared.
The above information will be maintained as up to date as possible.