Otter Ridge Circle Street Improvements

Overview

Otter Ridge Circle from Otter Ridge Road to Meadow View Drive (approx. 580 feet east of Otter Ridge Trail) was constructed in 1994. In 2019, White Bear Township conducted a Pavement Management for all Township roads, in this report, Otter Ridge Circle was given a 1.99 rating, meaning that reconstruction shall be considered. This project was evaluated in 2014, but did not have support to move forward.

On May 18, 2020, the White Bear Township Town Board ordered the preparation of a feasibility report for Otter Ridge Road street improvements.

At this time the Township has awarded the project to Kuechle Underground and the contract process is underway. Construction is set to begin week of May 17. Please refer to the updated Construction to Begin informational flyer for more details.

Improvements:

- Bituminous surfacing

- Concrete curb and gutter replacement

- Drainage improvements

Project Updates:

July 22, 2021 - Contractor completed topsoil placement.

July 21, 2021 - Contractor placing topsoil in restoration areas.

July 20, 2021 - Contractor completed concrete work.

July 19, 2021 - Contractor is removing and replacing concrete curb & gutter and a part of a driveway.

July 12, 2021 - Contractor will pave the bituminous patch area.

July 9, 2021 - Contractor to perform bituminous patch on Monday.

July 8, 2021 - Contractor completed subgrade correction work.

July 7, 2021 - Contractor will perform subgrade correction work tomorrow.

July 6, 2021 - Today contractor is completing topsoil restoration. Tomorrow the contractor will complete minor roadway correction.

July 2, 2021 - Road work is under review.

July 1, 2021 - Contractor is raising structures in the roadway.

June 30, 2021 - Contractor is paving the first bituminous lift.

June 29, 2021 - Contractor completed street preparations. Contractor scheduled to pave first bituminous lift Wednesday.

June 28, 2021 - Contractor still working on the street preparations. Contractor pushing paving back to Wednesday.

June 25, 2021 - Water main gate valve work today. Contractor is scheduling first bituminous lift for Monday.

June 24, 2021- Contractor is pouring concrete curb and gutter. No traffic on new concrete for seven days.

June 23, 2021 @ 2:45 pm - Concrete work is scheduled to take place on your road. The work to be completed is concrete curb and gutter and concrete driveway replacements. This work will begin Thursday June 24, 2021, continuing on Friday June 25, 2021, with finishing touches occurring on Monday June 28, 2021. Once the concrete is placed, it cannot be driven over for 7 calendar days . This time allows the concrete to cure and gain strength. To avoid damage to the new concrete, any vehicles needed shall be removed from driveway and parked elsewhere. Note that the weather may cause the construction schedule to change. Visit the Township website for daily construction activity updates. Please call the construction inspector with any other questions. 

June 23, 2021 @ 2:45 pm - Contractor will form and pour concrete curb and gutter tomorrow.

June 23, 2021 - Contractor completed concrete removals. Contractor working on subgrade corrections.

June 22, 2021 - Contractor may begin road corrections this afternoon.

June 17, 2021 - No work today or Friday.

June 15, 2021 - Contractor is still scheduling concrete curb and gutter replacement.

June 9, 2021 - No work the rest of the week. Contractor is scheduling concrete curb and gutter replacement.

June 8, 2021 - No work today.

June 7, 2021 - No work today. Storm catch basin activity to start tomorrow.

June 4, 2021 - No work today.

June 3, 2021 -  Contractor is reclaiming the road. Contractor will grade the road for full access to traffic.

June 2, 2021 - Contractor may drop off equipment late this afternoon. Contractor will reclaim the road tomorrow.

June 1, 2021 - Contractor will reclaim the road on Thursday.

May 20, 2021 - The project start-up has been delayed to next week due to the weather.

May 14, 2021 - Construction to begin informational flyer is being distributed to residents today.

Preliminary Project Schedule

Authorize Preparation of Feasibility Report                                                   May 18, 2020

Accept Feasibility Report                                                                              June 15, 2020

Call for Public Hearing                                                                                  June 15, 2020

Neighborhood Informational Meeting                                                            July 8, 2020

Public Hearing                                                                                               July 20, 2020

Open House                                                                                               August 12, 2020

Accept Plans and Specifications                                                               August 17, 2020

Authorize Advertisement for Bids                                                              August 17, 2020

Bid Openings                                                                                      September 16, 2020

Award Contract                                                                                   September 22, 2020 

Begin Construction

Substantial Construction Completion

Authorize Amount to be Assessed

Assessment Hearing / Adopt Assessments

Construction Completion

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