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All Construction Updates

Find out what's happening in the city. Below is a list of construction updates.

Apr 10

Welcome to the Northeast Wellfield Study

Posted to 11-08: Northeast Wellfield Study by Heidi Andrea

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Nov 20

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary Update - 11/20/2017

Posted to 14-09: Blaine Wetland Sanctuary by Heidi Andrea

The City Parks Department will be trimming and cutting trees along the trail in the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary in the next few weeks.  This work will be weather dependent.

The Parks Department assess all the city’s trails and determines if there is a safety threat from a tree or branch falling on the trail.  If they determine that there is a tree or branch that could fall on the trail, they either trim the branches or cut the tree down, whether it is dead or alive.  The trees will be left in the woods to naturally decay over time providing nutrients back to the soil. The trees the City will be removing in the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary are live ash trees that are leaning directly over/towards the boardwalk.  They will eventually succumb to EAB.  The bridges and boardwalks are not structurally strong enough to support any kind of equipment.  Therefore, the City can only access the trees when the ground is frozen.  This is a matter of public safety, and the City is only concerned with a few trees that could potentially impact the boardwalk and trail system.  The trees are located on the east end, not too far from the trail head.

Dec 19

105th Avenue Reconstruction Update 12/19/2017

Posted to 14-11: Reconstruction of 105th Avenue from TH 65 to Radisson Road by Heidi Andrea

This week the contractor has suspended work on the project until next Spring.  They were able to complete the installation of the water main from Radisson Road to Davenport and connected all of the existing properties to the new main.  In addition, they were able to start and finish a small portion of storm sewer on the north side.   

The project is in a good place to suspend work and be ready for early construction to begin in the Spring.  Connexus Energy is also finishing the installation of two temporary lights at the roundabouts.  

We would ask that traffic continue to use caution while traveling through the project site for the winter.