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Jun 19

City Engineer Updates 6-19-2020

Posted on June 19, 2020 at 4:34 PM by Anna Schwichtenberg

City of Owatonna Engineering

Construction has begun and various projects can be seen around The City of Owatonna. 

2020 Construction Projects:
Cardinal Drive SE Storm Sewer: Construction of the storm sewer under the railroad running along the East side of Bixby Road will continue through next week. Please use caution and stay aware of traffic control when driving by the project site (between School St. & Havana Rd.), as there are vehicles parked on the shoulder and large concrete pipe sitting right behind the curb. 

CIPPS: The contractor has completed the initial surveying and cleaning of the sanitary mains. They will begin the lining process sometime in July. 

Street Maintenance: The contractor has completed the crack sealing. The Sealcoating contractor plans on starting Monday, July 6th. The seal coating process should take 2-3 days. 

Overlay Project: Manholes have been raised in preparation for the overlays. This week & next week Curb & Gutter is being removed & replaced and pedestrian ramps are being poured. Streets Department has performed some preliminary patching on the existing asphalt streets. 

North Street Storm Sewer: Concrete work will occur on North Street next week. The street will be open to traffic. 

The roundabout at Rose Street and Grove Avenue will open Saturday 6-20. Please use caution and be patient as motorists get used to the new flow of traffic. 


Please slow down and use caution when approaching a construction zone.
We thank you for your patience as these projects are completed.

Public Works
Street Department: While it has not been discovered in Owatonna City Limits, treatment of boulevard ash trees to prevent the spread of Emerald Ash Borer has been taking place. The first 400 trees are expected to be completed soon. 

Pot hole filling continues to take place and the crew is working hard to get around town to take care of these.

WWTP: Did you know that many items labeled "Flushable" can cause issues downstream, even though they clear the toilet? Please be mindful of what goes into the sanitary sewer system to help prevent costly back-ups and other issues.

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