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201 4th Street SE
Room 108
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2400
Fax: 507-328-2401

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1st Avenue NE/SE Sanitary Sewer Relief Line Phase A J7825 and Rochester Parking Ramp No.6 J2582

J7825 Sanitary Sewer Relief Line Project Overview Sheet

Road Closure Maps:

Overall Project Manager: John Pristash, Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (507-218-2639)
Sewer Project Manager: Matt Crawford, Public Works (507-328-2411)
Sewer Project Inspector: Eric Loftus, Public Works

**Click here for information on the Hilton Hotel Project that is in this same area**

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4th Street SW Reconstruction from 1st Avenue SW to 6th Avenue SW - J7326

The project will reconstruct 4th Street SW, from 1st Avenue to 6th Avenue, to address the pavement that is in poor condition, to add bicycle facilities and to upgrade the sanitary sewer. Once the project concept is established final design will occur in early 2018 the project will be constructed from April – November 2018.

J7326 4th Street SW Reconstruction Project Overview Sheet

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18th Avenue NW (CR 112) Reconstruction from 37th Street NW to 55th Street NW – J7813

18th Avenue NW, also known as County Road (CR) 112, provides a critical connection in the growing northwest corner of Rochester. As the community has grown north to 55th Street NW and beyond, the traffic on 18th Avenue NW has also increased. The goal of this project is to reconstruct 18th Avenue NW to improve the function and safety of the roadway for pedestrians, bicycles, transit and vehicles while better serving the surrounding urbanizing land uses.

The proposed project includes reconstruction of 18th Avenue NW (CR 112) from 37th Street NW to Royal Place NW and pavement rehabilitation from Royal Place NW to 55th Street NW. The proposed project will replace deteriorated pavement, replace existing signal systems, address aging sanitary sewer and water main utilities, provide pedestrian enhancements, improve the storm drainage system, construct an urban section with a mini roundabout, add bike lanes, and add landscaped medians for access management improvements.

Follow this link for an educational video about the project (March 2017):

For more information on the project planning and design that led to this construction project, please visit Bolton-Menk 18th Avenue NW (CR112) Reconstruction Project

J7813 18th Avenue NW Reconstruction Project Overview Sheet

Project Updates

Project Manager/Construction Manager: Dillon Dombrovski, Public Works
Construction Inspector: Kyle Schlink, Public Works
Estimated Construction Cost - $6,999,000
Estimated Schedule – September 2017 – November 2018

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19th Street NW Mill & Overlay - J7328

Existing deteriorated bituminous pavement surface in the project areas will be removed and replaced from Scott Road NW to West Frontage Road Highway 52 Road NW.

Proposed Project Map for 19th Street NW (J7328)

Mill & Overlay Project Overview Sheet (J7327, J7328, J7329)

Project Manager: Russ Kelm, Public Works (507-328-2417)
Construction Manager: Dillon Dombrovski, Public Works (507-328-2421)
Estimated Schedule: Bike lanes will be painted green in spring/early summer 2019.

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7th Avenue NW & 6th Avenue NW Reconstruction - J7319

The project will reconstruct 7th Avenue SW, from 2nd Street SW to 4th Street NW; 4th Street NW, from 7th Avenue NW to 6th Avenue NW; 6th Avenue from 4th Street NW to 6th Street NW; 3rd Street NW from 7th Avenue to 8th Avenue NW; and 8th Avenue from 3rd Street NW to Cascade Creek. The project replaces deteriorated pavement, replaces undersized sanitary sewer, insufficient storm sewer structures, aged water main utilities and deficient sidewalk panels, provides pedestrian enhancements, adds bike lanes, and includes bumpouts at most intersections.

Update 6/2018: On June 18, 2018 the Rochester City Council rejected the lowest bid for Project J7319. The lowest bid was 26% higher than the design engineers estimate ($6.23M vs $4.9M). While the project remains fully funded, the project will be re-bid this fall. Subsequently, construction will be postponed until 2019-2020. There is no intended change to the project scope or limits. Likewise, this project will remain an assessment project with no changes to previously adopted assessments. This year's rates will still apply next year.

J7319 7th Avenue NW & 6th Avenue NW Reconstruction Project Overview Sheet

Project/Construction Manager: Brett Jenkinson, Public Works (507-328-2465)
Estimated Schedule: May 2019 to October 2020

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16th Avenue SW/NW Rehabilitation - J7330

This roadway will undergo a mill and overlay to restore the pavement from 2nd Street SW to Civic Center Drive. The new pavement markings will provide for the inclusion of bike lanes on the street. A concrete median will be installed to eliminate conflict points by controlling access at Center Street.

J7330 16th Avenue SW/NW Rehabilitation Project Overview Sheet

Project Manager: Russ Kelm, Public Works (507-328-2417)
Construction Manager: Dillon Dombrovski, Public Works (507-328-2421)
Estimated Schedule: Expected completion date of August 30, 2019

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Signal Project: Broadway Avenue North at Northern Heights Drive NE - J6047

The Project involves replacing aging signal infrastructure and upgrading to current standards of signal poles, mast arms, signal cabinet, signal heads, luminaires, emergency vehicle preemption, flashing yellow arrow, fiber interconnect, audible pedestrian push buttons, and sidewalk curb ramps to meet ADA requirements.

Project Manager: Sam Budzyna, Public Works (507-328-2430)
Estimated Schedule: Majority of work completed in 2018; painting to be completed in spring 2019

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13th Avenue SW and 12th Avenue SW Utility Upgrades - J8611

This project will provide additional sanitary and stormwater capacity for current and future developments. Once completed, this project will limit street flooding that is occurring on 2nd Street SW during large storm events.

J8611 13th Avenue SW and 12th Avenue SW Utility Upgrades Project Summary Sheet

Project Manager/Construction Manager:  Matt Crawford, Public Works (507-328-2411)
Estimated Schedule: Phase 1 to be completed in December 2019; Phase 2 is expected to occur in 2020

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Zumbro River Sediment Removal - J4895

Sediment has built up in the flood control channels and needs to be removed per the operation and maintenance agreement the City made with the Army Corp of Engineers when the flood control channels were constructed. This will be the 4th time the entire channel has been dredged since the channel was constructed. Bike trails along the Zumbro River by the Government Center will be closed during construction.

J4895 Zumbro River Sediment Removal Project Summary Sheet

Project Manager/Construction Manager:  Matt Crawford, Public Works (507-328-2411)
Estimated Schedule: Fall 2018 to December 2018

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Multi-Use Path along Highway 14 from Marion Road/15th Avenue SE to East Circle Drive and along College Drive SE from Highway 14 to 8½ Street SE - J4670

The project consists of the construction of shared-lanes for bicycles and automobiles and an 8 to 10-foot wide separate multi-use path with pedestrian walkways. The proposed project will enhance connections between destinations in southeast Rochester including Eastwood Plaza, Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC), and the surrounding neighborhoods. The proposed path will connect three existing multi-use paths, further connecting users to destinations in the area and beyond.

J4670 Multi-Use Path along Highway 14 Project Summary Sheet

Project Manager: Russ Kelm, Public Works (507-328-2417)
Construction Manager: Dillon Dombrovski, Public Works (507-328-2421)
Estimated Schedule: Summer 2018 to Summer 2019

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Multi-Use Path along West Circle Drive from 41st Street NW to the Douglas Trail - J4694

The project consists of the construction of a 10-foot wide multi-use path along the east side of West Circle Drive NW. This new multi-use path will be separate from the roadway. The proposed project will provide a connection between 41st Street NW and the Douglas Trail. This new path will address a gap in trail connectivity along West Circle Drive.

J4694 Multi-Use Path along West Circle Drive Project Summary Sheet

Project Manager: Russ Kelm, Public Works (507-328-2417)
Construction Manager: Dillon Dombrovski, Public Works (507-328-2421)
Estimated Schedule: Expected completion date of June 15, 2019

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The "Zumbro River Starts Here" Stormwater Demonstration Project - J6666

The construction of “The Zumbro River Starts Here” stormwater demonstration project is set to begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Work on this project will close the southbound travel lane and parking spaces on 1st Avenue SW between Historic 3rd Street SW and the exit from the 3rd Street Parking Ramp. The western sidewalk alongside 1st Avenue SW in this same area will also be closed. The northbound travel lane and parking spaces, as well as the 3rd Street Parking Ramp exit, will remain open during this project.

In cooperation with the Rochester Downtown Alliance, contractors will not work during “Thursdays on First & 3rd” and will accommodate the 1st Avenue stage in its usual location during these events. Project perimeter and safety fencing will remain in place during the events.

J6666 Zumbro River Starts Here Stormwater Demonstration Project Summary Sheet

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Project/Construction Manager: Troy Erickson, Public Works (507-328-2419)
Estimated Schedule: Expected completion in 2018

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10th Street SW Reconstruction Project- J7324

As a consequence of City Council action to reject the bid award on another project, reconstruction of 10th Street SW will be postponed until at least 2020. The City will continue work on the design for the 10th Street SW reconstruction in the meantime. Engineers from Public Works Engineering Division are currently reviewing the "60% design." The 60% design consists mostly of surface-level features: curb and gutter, sidewalk and roadway centerline alignments and grades. Once the City's feedback on the 60% design has been incorporated in the design, there will be a neighborhood meeting to review these plans with property owners to get feedback.

Importantly, we believe this project will receive some funding from abutting property owner assessments. Because the assessment rates for next year have not been set and approved by City Council, it is undetermined at this time whether rates will be a flat rate by parcel or by linear foot of project frontage. This information is expected to be available at the neighborhood meeting.

Project Manager: Brett Jenkinson 507-328-2466

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Rehabilitation of 48 Street NW from 31 Avenue NW to TH 52 East Frontage Road - J4691

The project consists of the construction of a 5-foot concrete sidewalk on the north side of 48th St NW from Carlos O’Kelly’s west to the intersection of 31st Ave NW. To do so, the City must add fill and capture storm water in a pipe that will join the existing storm water collection system that lies on the southwest quadrant of the intersection of 48th St NW and the Highway 52 East Frontage Rd (in front of MnDOT District 6 Headquarters).  

Construction will begin on October 5th and be completed by October 26th.  Access to businesses (Carlos O’Kelly’s and Rochester Motor Cars Mazda Dealership) will be maintained but 48th St NW will be accessible only from 31st Ave NW for a two day period at the beginning of the project to allow the contractor to connect new storm sewer to the existing storm sewer.  Additionally, expect 48th St NW to be restricted to one lane during most of the project.

Project Manager: Brett Jenkinson, Public Works (507-328-2466)
Construction Manager: Dillon Dombrovski, (507-328-2466)
Estimated Schedule: October 5 – October 26, 2018

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