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City Engineer Updates 7-17-2020

Posted on July 17, 2020 at 4:17 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:
Cardinal Drive SE Storm Sewer: The Boring company has finished. The Bixby Road detour will begin July 20th. Please follow posted signs. 
CIPPS: The contractor has completed the initial surveying and cleaning of the sanitary mains. They will begin the lining process sometime in late July. 

Street Maintenance: This project has been completed. 

Overlay Project: Streets Department is prepping the streets for the bituminous overlay. Edge milling has been completed. Paving is scheduled to begin the week of July 27th. 

Curb & Gutter: This project has been completed. If your property was involved with this, please be sure to keep the newly installed sod watered. 

Street & Utility:
  • Cherry Street: Trail improvements have been made. Driveway aprons have been removed. Curb and gutter and driveway aprons will be poured back next week. 
  • Shady Avenue: Roadway surface has been removed. Subgrade removal and replacement will continue into next week. 
  • Greenhaven Lane: Roadway surface has been removed. Curb removal and regrading will begin next week. 

Stormwater Management: Take the opportunity to learn a little bit about what the City of Owatonna has been working on as well as the opportunity to comment on the City of Owatonna’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan as part of the community's MS4 Program. You may comment by filling out a survey on the City’s website. Your input is greatly valued!

Public Works
Street Department: Pothole repair is continuing around town. Next week milling around manholes and overlay preparation will take place. No parking signs on affected streets will be in place beginning July 24th, overlay will start on Monday July 27th. 

WWTP: When you experience slow drains or sewer back-up, it is important to call the Wastewater Treatment Facility in addition to calling your plumber. We will inspect the City sewer main and determine if the blockage is in the mainline or the private service line. If the problem is in the City main, we can alleviate the problem at no cost to you. If the problem is in the private sewer line, staff will advise you of any action you should take.

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