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2016 Street and Infrastructure Projects

Northwood South Project

The Northwood South street infrastructure project involves improvements to all of the streets from Northwood Parkway south to 36th Avenue, and from Boone Avenue to Highway 169. For up-to-date information visit the website below:

Northwood South Project Website

49th Avenue MSA Project

The Municipal State Aid (MSA) street infrastructure project involves improvements to 49th Avenue from Boone to Nevada, Quebec Avenue from 49th to Winnetka, and 54th Avenue from Zealand to Winnetka. 49th Avenue was closed to through traffic from Boone to Winnetka avenues on March 21 and will remain closed until fall. For up-to-date information visit the website below:

49th Avenue MSA Project Website

Northwood Storm Water and Park Improvement Project

An innovative project that will capture, treat and reuse storm water from the watershed surrounding Northwood Lake is underway in Northwood Park. The project will also include a new playground, trail and other improvements in the park. The northwest corner of the park, including the playground area, was closed on March 16 and will remain closed throughout the summer.

Project Bulletins:

 

  • Aug 18

  • Aug 3

  • July 13

  • July 5

  • June 29

  • June 15

  • June 8

  • June 1

  • May 25

  • May 19

  • May 12

  • May 4

  • April 27

  • April 22

  • April 13

  • April 8

  • Mar. 25

The city's contractor fenced off portions of Northwood Park in preparation for the application of hydro-mulch. Hydro-mulch is a mixture of compost, mulch and grass seed that is being used to reestablish the turf in Northwood Park. The fenced off portions of the park will remain closed, and it is essential that park users stay out of those fenced areas, until the grass seed is established and the fencing has been removed. For additional information, see the project bulletin dated August 18, 2016, above.

Blow Mulch Application

 

The city's contractor has completed and backfilled the underground storm water tank. Water main work, trail work, and tree planting in Northwood Park is complete. Playground equipment is being installed this week. The remaining concrete work at the park will be completed the week of August 8. The contractor is hoping to seed Northwood Park the week of August 15.

Playground Construction

 

The city's contractor has completed and backfilled the underground storm water storage tank. The slight lane change on Boone Ave continues. The lane will reopen once the final wear course has been installed. That work has not yet been scheduled. The water main work in Northwood Park is complete. The contractor will pave the trails in the park on July 13. The contractor will not be working on July 14 or 15 due to Duk Duk Daze. They will return on Monday, July 18, to continue site grading. Trees will be planted the middle of next week. Work on the Jordan Ave pond is complete.
Trail grading is complete in Northwood Park. The contractor plans to pave the trail next week. The contractor also plans to install the final wear course of pavement on Boone Ave next week, meaning the lane shift on Boone will be removed over the next two weeks. Work will continue on excavation of the rain gardens in the park. The contractor plans to complete that excavation and clean up prior to Duk Duk Daze. They will not be working at Northwood Park on July 14 and 15 to facilitate preparations for Duk Duk Daze.
The contractor has completed and backfilled the underground storm water tank. There is currently a slight lane change on Boone Ave. When the wear course layer of pavement has been completed that lane will be reopened. That work has not yet been scheduled. Water main work at Northwood Park is complete and, this week, the contractor will work to finish trail and site grading. The rain gardens will be excavated over the next week. All work on the storm water pond west of Jordan Avenue is complete.
The contractor has completed work on the lid for the underground storm water storage tank. The tank will be backfilled (covered with dirt) over the next two weeks. There continues to be a slight lane change on Boone Avenue for water main and storm sewer work occurring on Boone Avenue. This lane change is expected to continue for a few more weeks until the final wear course of pavement can be installed. The contractor has completed storm water improvements inside Northwood Park and will begin water main installation this week. New pavement is expected to be installed on Boone Avenue and site work will continue in Northwood Park over the next two to three weeks.
The contractor is currently working on the lid of the underground storm water storage tank. This is the last step of building the tank. The tank will be backfilled (covered with soil) over the next two weeks. There continues to be a slight lane change on Boone Avenue for water main and storm sewer work occurring on Boone Avenue. This lane change is expected to continue for a few more weeks until the final wear course of pavement can be installed. The contractor has completed storm water improvements inside Northwood park for drainage. Curb and driveway apron installation are complete on Jordan Avenue. Over the next two to three weeks the pavement will be installed on Jordan and Boone avenues.

The contractor is currently working on the inside of the underground storm water storage tank. They plan to pour the roof of the tank late next week. There continues to be a slight lane change on Boone Avenue for water main and storm sewer work occurring on Boone Avenue. This lane change is expected to continue for a few more weeks until the final wear course of pavement can be installed. The contractor will begin to make storm water drainage improvements inside the park over the next week or two. Curb will be poured soon on Jordan Avenue. Work on curb and driveways should be completed by the end of next week.

Photos: (left) storm water storage tank (right) Jordan Avenue storm water pond (click to view larger image).

Storm Water Vault Jordan Avenue Pond

The city's contractor has completed the concrete wall of the large storm water treatment structure just southwest of Boone and Ensign avenues. They will begin forming the lid of the tank next week. The bottom half of the tank will be backfilled with dirt. There continues to be a slight lane change on Boone Avenue for water main and storm sewer work occurring on Boone Avenue. This lane change is expected to continue for a few more weeks until the final wear course of pavement can be installed. The contractor has also completed excavation of the the storm water pond on Jordan Avenue and has planted grass seed. They have restored the base of the road to gravel, and hope to install curb soon. The playground curb and the base for the sidewalk has been installed.

The contractor is continuing to pour concrete for the walls of the large storm water treatment structure near the intersection of Boone and Ensign. They plan on beginning to form the ceiling of the vault over the next few weeks. They have about four weeks of work left on the tank. There is currently a slight lane change on Boone Avenue to make room for the water main and storm sewer work along Boone. The contractor has installed the first two lifts of pavement. The shoulder on Boone will remain closed until the final wear course layer of pavement is installed, which won't occur until the end of the project. The contractor will finish excavavation of the stormwater pond just west of Jordan Avenue this week. They will seed the pond over the next week. Work will begin this week and continue next week to restore the road to a driveable gravel surface. The curb for the new playground area has been poured and the contractor will return within the next few weeks to por the walkway and seating areas in the playground.

 

The contractor is continuing to pour concrete for the walls of the large storm water treatment structure in the park near the intersection of Boone and Ensign. There is currently a slight lane change on Boone Avenue for water main and storm sewer work occuring on Boone Avenue. That lane change is expected to continue until about May 20. All sidewalk and curb has been poured on Boone between Hopewood and Ensign avenues. Blacktop (bituminous) will be installed over the next few weeks, depending on the weather, and Boone will be reopened. The contractor needs to wait until the weather is warmer to complete the bituminous work. The contractor began excavation this week of the storm water pond on a city-owned parcel on the west side of Jordan Avenue. That work will continue into next week. The playground curb is poured, and the contractor will return next week to pour the walkway and seating area for the playground.
The contractor is continuing to pour concrete for the walls of the large storm water treatment structure at Boone and Ensign. There is currently a slight lane change on Boone Avenue for water main and storm sewer work occurring on Boone Avenue. This detour will likely continue until the end of next week - about May 13. The affected areas of Boone are now ready for curb, which will be installed late this week. Bituminous will be installed over the next few weeks, weather permitting, and Boone will return to normal. All of the utilities on Jordan Avenue have been completed and the contractor plans to begin excavation of the stormwater pond on city-owned property just west of Jordan Avenue this week. Grading will continue in the park and the curb for the playground container will be poured soon.

The contractor is continuing to pour concrete for the walls of the large storm water treatment structure in the park near Boone and Ensign avenues. There is currently a lane change on Boone Avenue for water main and storm sewer work occurring beneath Boone Avenue. This closure is expected to last until the end of next week, around May 6. Early next week, the contractor will begin reconstructing the portion of Boone disturbed by the utility work. Weather permitting, the will pave Boone the week of May 9.

All utility work on Jordan Avenue is complete. The contractor plans to begin excavation of the storm water pond on city-owned property just west of Jordan Avenue later next week.

They will also continue grading at the park next week, and pour the playground curb.

The contractor is continuing to pour concrete for the base of the large storm water treatment structure on Boone/Ensign. The will start forming the walls of the tank next week. There is currently a lane change on Boone Avenue for water main and storm sewer work occurring beneath the southbound lane of Boone. The lane closure is expected to continue until about April 29.

All utilities on Jordan Avenue are complete, and the contractor plans to begin excavation of the Jordan stormwater pond next week.

The contractor will continue grading in the park next week and plans to pour the playground curb.

Below: Storm water vault construction (click thumbnail for larger version)

Storm Water Vault Concrete Work

 

Lane closure on Boone Ave near Northwood Park - expect delays

Southbound traffic on Boone Ave will shift to the east from 40th Ave N to just south of Ensign Ave N beginning the week of April 18. The city's contractor will be replacing a section of storm sewer beneath the southbound lane as part of the storm water and park improvement project at Northwood Park. Traffic lanes will narrow, but the plan is to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction during the lane closure, which is expected to last about one week.

  • Northdale Construction has begun pouring concrete for the base of the large storm water treatment structure at Boone/Ensign.
  • Excavation for storm pipe crossing Jordan Ave as well as the Jordan Ave water main is complete.
  • Once the Jordan Ave water main passes required tests the contractor will begin replacing resident services to get residents off of temporary water.
  • Over the next week Northdale plans to work on storm sewer on Jordan Avenue and start work on the sewer on Boone Avenue on Tuesday April 19.
  • Concrete pours on the stormwater treatment tank will continue over the next few weeks.
  • Photos of Northwood Park storm water vault construction (left) and Jordan Ave storm sewer pipe installation (right) below (click to view larger version)

 

  • Northwood Vault

    Jordan Ave Storm Sewer Pipe
  • Northdale Construction (the city's contractor) is finishing up excavation for the large storm water treatment structure at Boone/Ensign.
  • Northdale is also finishing excavation for storm pipe crossing Jordan Avenue. Temporary water has been set up for residents.
  • Over the next week Northdale plans to start on the water main on Jordan Avenue after completing the storm run, and they plan on beginning to set and pour the stormwater treatment tank.
Digging Northwood Vault
  • It was necessary to remove 10 trees in the park as part of the construction project: one Cottonwood was in the location of the rain garden improvements along Ensign Ave., the roots of another Cottonwood were causing extensive damage to the trail, a Cherry tree near the park shelter was in poor health, a pine tree was in the location of the underground vault, two unhealthy Maple trees were in the location of the new playground, and four Ash trees were in the location of the trail extension, one of the rain gardens, and the underground vault.
  • Excavation began for a 160,000 gallon underground concrete vault just southwest of the intersection of Boone and Ensign avenues that will capture and store runoff.
  • Excavation of the excess sediment at the west storm water outlet was completed.
  • Replacement of the 66 inch storm water pipe at Jordan Avenue is underway.

 

Bassett Creek Regional Trail extension

In April, the New Hope City Council gave final approval to a Three Rivers Park District project to extend the Bassett Creek Regional Trail through New Hope.

The Bassett Creek Regional Trail is an eight to 10-foot-wide paved, multi‐use trail that extends from French Regional Park in Plymouth and will eventually connect to the Grand Rounds regional trail at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. The park district constructed a segment of the regional trail in New Hope from the pedestrian bridge over Hwy. 169, along the south side of 36th Ave., to Boone Ave. in 2003.

The new segment of trail will connect to the existing trail at 36th and Boone avenues, travel north along the east side of Boone to Northwood Park, continue through the park along the north side of the ball fields to Winnetka Ave., jog to the south on Winnetka before continuing east, once again, on 36th Ave., turn south on Nevada Ave. to 32nd Ave, and continue east on 32nd Avenue through Crystal until it reconnects with an existing trail segment just west of Hwy. 100. (see project map below)

For more information about the project, contact Three Rivers Park District landscape architect Stephen Shurson at 763-559-6766.

Three Rivers Park District's Bassett Creek Regional Trail Project Website

 

2016 Seal Coat Project

In 2016, a contractor will crack repair, seal coat and fog seal about 4.8 miles of city streets in the northern end of the city – generally north of 60th Ave. and west of Winnetka Ave. – as well as Boone Ave. from Bass Lake Road to 62nd Ave., and Northwood Parkway east of Boone Ave.

The streets included in this year’s street maintenance project were identified by the city’s Pavement Management Plan based upon pavement condition. That plan prioritizes street maintenance to maximize the return on each dollar invested.

In early August crack repair and seal coat work was done to the streets in the project area (see map below). Crack repair involves sealing gaps in the pavement with a flexible rubberized asphalt that bonds to crack walls and moves with the pavement (as it expands and contracts) to prevent water from intruding into base material beneath the pavement. Seal coating involves the application of a thin layer of liquid asphalt on the pavement surface immediately followed by an application of crushed stone.

The final step in the project will be to apply a thin asphalt emulsion, or fog seal, to the seal coated streets. That work is expected to occur the week of August 29.

082316 Fog Seal Project Bulletin for Neighborhood

082316 Fog Seal Project Bulletin for Boone Ave

Boone Ave Fog Seal Detour Map

Click thumbnail below to enlarge project map.

2016 Sealcoat Project Map