Sep 18

Engineering Updates 9/18/2020

Posted on September 18, 2020 at 3:02 PM by Anna Schwichtenberg

City of Owatonna Engineering

Construction has begun and various projects can be seen around The City of Owatonna. Please slow down and use caution when approaching a construction zone.

We thank you for your patience as these projects are completed.

2020 Construction Projects:

Post Office Sidewalk: Work is planned to start on Tuesday September 22nd on the sidewalk replacement at the SE corner of Broadway and Elm.  Pedestrian traffic will need to route around the work, the roadways will remain open during construction.  Access to the Post Office will be provided from the alley to the east. 

Truman Avenue: A virtual neighborhood meeting with be held at 5:00 on Tuesday September 22nd to discuss the Truman Avenue Project.  This project involves the reconstruction of Truman Avenue from Havana Road to Main Street in 2021.  A sidewalk will be installed on the east side of the roadway.  Information is available on the City’s website to attend this virtual meeting.

18th Street SW (Costco Distribution Site): The road is open to traffic. Yet to be completed is striping, signing and joint sealing which will take place next week. 

Morehouse Park: The bituminous bike path will be paved Monday 9/21, weather permitting. Backfilling and seeding will then take place. 

Stormwater Management: The 12th Annual Watershed Wide Clean-up will take place in Owatonna on September 19th from 9am to 12 noon at Morehouse Park. The event is hosted in conjunction with the Cannon River Watershed Partnership, who helps to find sponsors and coordinate the clean-up event. This year's event will include some changes due to COVID-19. No gathering for group photos or lunch, social distancing will be enforced. Participants will be provided gloves and face coverings prior to signing in. Gear may be picked up ahead of time for participants to complete the clean up on their own rather than attending on September 19th. For full event information, visit the Stormwater Events Page.

Public Works
Street Department: Street patching with hotmix is ongoing as well as tree trimming and removals. Please contact the Public Works Department if you notice an issue that needs to be addressed.

To sign up for various department notifications, use the Notify Me feature on The City of Owatonna Website.

To submit a Public Works Maintenance Request, please call 507-444-4350 or fill out  an Online Public Works Maintenance Request Form.

Aug 28

City Engineer Updates 8-28-2020

Posted on August 28, 2020 at 4:01 PM by Anna Schwichtenberg

City of Owatonna Engineering

Construction has begun and various projects can be seen around The City of Owatonna. Please slow down and use caution when approaching a construction zone.

We thank you for your patience as these projects are completed.

2020 Construction Projects:

Street & Utility: Crane Creek has yet to pave the final lift on the three streets, this may take place next week.

CIPPS: The project is about 95% completed. The contractor should return in a few weeks to complete the remaining sewer pipes.

18th Street SW (Costco Distribution Site): 
Shoulders are being graded. The schedule is to possibly pave shoulders next week. Ditch work needs to be completed followed by signing and striping.

Morehouse Park: Work on the bike trail at Morehouse Park will begin Tuesday, weather dependent. The trail will be relocated to the west of the Morehouse Park Chalet. This will eliminate the need to go through the parking lot to continue north on the trail. This will not affect travel on the existing trail.

Transportation Plan: The City of Owatonna is developing a 2040 Transportation Plan, and we need your input! This plan will guide future development and transportation improvements within the City for the next 20 years. Ways to get involved and provide feedback can be found here. The Online Open House will be available August 24th through September 4th. Open house to answer questions is available on Sept. 1, 2 and 3.  

2021 Projects: Planning is underway for the improvements planned for 2021. All petitions for curb and gutter shall be submitted to the City Engineer's Office by September 1st. 

Stormwater Management: The 12th Annual Watershed Wide Clean-up will take place in Owatonna on September 19th from 9am to 12 noon at Morehouse Park. The event is hosted in conjunction with the Cannon River Watershed Partnership, who helps to find sponsors and coordinate the clean-up event. This year's event will include some changes due to COVID-19. No gathering for group photos or lunch, social distancing will be enforced. Participants will be provided gloves and face coverings prior to signing in. Gear may be picked up ahead of time for participants to complete the clean up on their own rather than attending on September 19th. For full event information, visit the Stormwater Events Page.

Public Works
Street Department: Street patching with hotmix is ongoing as well as tree trimming and removals. Please contact the Public Works Department if you notice an issue that needs to be addressed.

To sign up for various department notifications, use the Notify Me feature on The City of Owatonna Website.

To submit a Public Works Maintenance Request, please call 507-444-4350 or fill out  an Online Public Works Maintenance Request Form.

Aug 21

Engineering Updates 8-21-2020

Posted on August 21, 2020 at 3:43 PM by Anna Schwichtenberg

City of Owatonna Engineering

Construction has begun and various projects can be seen around The City of Owatonna. Please slow down and use caution when approaching a construction zone.

We thank you for your patience as these projects are completed.

2020 Construction Projects:

Street & Utility: James Bros has completed all adjustments of manhole casting and water valves on the Street & Utility project. All the bituminous patches around said manholes and valves have been completed. Crane Creek has yet to pave the final lift, this may take place next week.

Cardinal Drive Stormsewer: This project has been completed.

CIPPS: The project is about 95% completed. The contractor should return in a few weeks to complete the remaining sewer pipes.

18th Street SW (Costco Distribution Site): 
Concrete paving has been completed as of Friday morning. The concrete must cure for seven days, at which time the bituminous shoulders will be placed and the ditches shaped. Followed by signing and striping. The temporary road to Kibble Supply shall remain open.

Transportation Plan: The City of Owatonna is developing a 2040 Transportation Plan, and we need your input! This plan will guide future development and transportation improvements within the City for the next 20 years. Ways to get involved and provide feedback can be found here. The Online Open House will be available August 24th through September 4th. Open house to answer questions is available on Sept. 1, 2 and 3.  

2021 Projects: Planning is underway for the improvements planned for 2021. All petitions for curb and gutter shall be submitted to the City Engineer's Office by September 1st. 

Miscellaneous: Heselton Construction began extending sewer and water north to Revol Greens along CSAH 23/West Frontage Road North of Cabela's. This is not a city project.

Public Works
WWTP Expansion: MPCA has received all of the environmental assessment worksheet submittal and is currently conducting a completeness review.

Street Department: Street patching with hotmix is ongoing as well as tree trimming and removals. Please contact the Public Works Department if you notice an issue that needs to be addressed.

To sign up for various department notifications, use the Notify Me feature on The City of Owatonna Website.

To submit a Public Works Maintenance Request, please call 507-444-4350 or fill out  an Online Public Works Maintenance Request Form.