Hopkins - 2017 Street & Utility Improvements

Project Summary

The project involves street and utility reconstruction improvements including storm sewer, water main, and sanitary sewer replacement along the Streets and Avenues bound by 11th Ave S, 2nd Ave S, 5th St S, and Westbrooke Way.
 
A map of the project area is shown to the right. The project will be constructed in multiple phases over the summer of 2017 by the City’s Contractor.
 
The project also consists of various construction activities throughout the City. This work includes sanitary sewer improvements on Blake Road, storm sewer improvements at Westbrooke Way and Smetana Rd, sanitary sewer rehabilitation on several city blocks, and spot concrete sidewalk and alley replacements in the NE quadrant of the City.

Project Documents

Safety Notice!

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Below you will find a list of documents that pertain to the 2017 project.

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Project Status, Schedule & Updates

The final interest rate for the Special Assessments has been determined. Payments can be made with interest until November 29, 2017 before going on property taxes. The interest rate is 4.47789%. Questions regarding special assessments can be directed to the special assessment clerk, Mary Lein at 952-548-6310.

A phased construction schedule is proposed by Meyer Contracting as shown in the map on the project website. The following is an overview of the upcoming project schedule.

Week of November 6–

  • The final layer of asphalt was installed on all of the streets this week.
  • This work is expected to finish up today.
  • The mill and overlay of 7th Ave S, 8th Ave S, 5th Street S, and 8th Street S has been completed.
  • Trees continued to be planted throughout the rest of the neighborhood.

Week of November 13 –

  • Permanent street signs will be installed throughout the neighborhood.
  • Sod is scheduled to be placed on the rest of 9th Ave S (Phase 3A) and 10th Ave S (Phase 3C).
  • Street striping will occur next week on some of the roads.

Project Contacts

Josh Hrabe, of Bolton & Menk, Inc., will be on the project site representing the City and its residents and business owners. If you have any questions regarding specific on-site questions or issues, you may approach him on site or call his cell phone at 612-965-2473 or joshhr@bolton-menk.com

Josh will typically be on-site or nearby to assist you.


Nick Amatuccio, of Bolton & Menk, Inc., will be overseeing the construction process and is another contact for residents and business owners. If you have any questions regarding construction or the project in general, you may contact him at (612) 965-3926 or nickam@bolton-menk.com


Mike Waltman, of Bolton & Menk, Inc., is the Project Manager overseeing the project.

He can be reached at (952) 890-0509 or (612) 221-6946 or mikewa@bolton-menk.com


Eric Klingbeil is the Assistant City Engineer for the City of Hopkins.

He can be reached at (952) 548-6357 or eklingbeil@hopkinsmn.com.

Construction Updates

Phase 3A (9th Ave S)

  • Sod was placed on the east side of 9th Ave S. The sod will be watered by the contractor during the warranty period. Please follow the sod care instructions that were delivered to your door.

Phase 3B (6th Street S)

  • Sod was placed on 6th Street S. The sod will be watered by the contractor during the warranty period. Please follow the sod care instructions that were delivered to your door.

Phase 3C (10th Ave S)

  • Sod is scheduled to be placed on 10th Ave S next week.

Phase 4 (7th Ave S/8th Ave S/5th St S/8th St S)

  • Milling began on 7th Ave, 8th Ave, and 8th St on Monday. The contractor milled 5th St on Tuesday.
  • The mill and overlay of these streets has been completed.

All Phases

  • The final layer of asphalt was installed on all of the streets this week.
  • Street signs and striping will be installed next week.

FAQ's

Q: How long will it take to complete this project?
The project is scheduled to begin in April or as soon a weather cooperates and be substantially completed in October/November, 2017. The project will be broken up into phases so that not every block will be under construction at once.

 
Q: What work will be done on the project?
  • Replacement of the sanitary sewer system along W & E Park Valley Dr, 5th Ave S, and 7th St S from 9th Ave S to the easterly dead end. Trenchless sanitary lining will also occur on 9th Ave S, 6th Ave S from 7th St S to 8th St S, and 7th St S from 11th Ave S to 9th Ave S.
  • Replacement of the watermain system along W & E Park Valley Dr, 5th Ave S, 6th Ave S, 9th Ave S, 10th Ave S, 6th St S, and 7th At S.
  • Replacement of sewer and water services along W & E Park Valley Dr, 5th Ave S, 6th Ave S, 9th Ave S, 10th Ave S, 6th St S, and 7th At S.
  • Storm sewer replacement throughout various locations in the project area.
  • Street pavement reconstruction along W & E Park Valley Dr, 5th Ave S, 6th Ave S, 9th Ave S, 10th Ave S, 6th St S, and 7th At S.
  • Milling & Overlaying the asphalt surface along 7th Ave S, 8th Ave S, and 8th St S.Concrete paving of the existing gravel section of alley between 10th Ave S and 11th Ave S to the south of 5th St S.
  • Pavement rehabilitation of the existing asphalt alley east of 6th Ave S and north of 8th St S.
  • 10 ft wide asphalt trail on the south side of 7th St S from 11th Ave S to 9th Ave S and on the west side of 9th Ave S from 7th St S to Westbrook Way which will connect to the existing Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail.
 
Q: Will streets be closed during the project?
During working hours, 7 AM to 7 PM M-F and 8 AM to 6 PM on Saturday as necessary, some access will be restricted as the street is under construction. The City will work with the contractor to minimize the duration and extent of closures.
 
Q: What options are there to pay my special assessment for the project?
Several options are available, including:
  1. Prepaying the amount in part or in full before it is certified to the Hennepin County tax roll
  2. Letting the assessment be added to your tax bill over the next 15 years (not a separate bill, a line item included with your regular tax payment)
  3. Deferring payment of the assessment until a later date (property owner must qualify based on several factors)
Most commonly, property owners tend to choose the 2nd option. Property owners are encouraged to review their options in detail, including the deadlines for each option and interest on the assessments. More detail on the options can be found in the presentation given at the 2nd neighborhood meeting found in the project documents section, specifically slides 24 – 33. A link directly to the presentation is here. Assessment Informational Meeting 2 Presentation
 
Q: Is there someone I can talk to about specific construction related issues or concerns at my property?
Josh Hrabe of Bolton & Menk is typically on-site and will be serving as a liaison between property owners/residents and the contractor. Josh can be reached at 612-965-2473 or joshhr@bolton-menk.com