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Jun 25

City Engineer Updates 6-26-2020

Posted on June 25, 2020 at 4:05 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. Starting Monday, July 6th, Bixby Road will closed & detoured for approximate two weeks.

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: This week & next week on Linn Ave SW and at Lemond Road & Thomas Ave SW Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter are being removed and replaced. Pedestrian ramps are being poured. Streets Department should begin the asphalt overlaying sometime in July.

Curb & Gutter: Curb installation & paving has been completed. Sodding will be installed next week to finish the project. If your property is affected by this, please be sure to water the newly placed sod. 

Street & Utility:
The water main portion of Cherry Street Project will begin next week. 

North Street Storm Sewer: All work has been completed for this repair, concrete curing will be complete on 7/2, at that time the road will be completely finished. It is currently open to two lanes 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: The Street Department is milling out bad areas of streets and paving them back in along with patching with the blow patcher. The tree crew is catching up on grinding stumps and finishing EAB injections. Street sweeping is being done to sweep up fallen tree buds. 

WWTP: Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) can cause a multitude of problems if it enters the sanitary sewer system. FOG can cause sewer back-ups and service interruptions to customers leading to unnecessary environmental damage. FOG is caused primarily by food wastes that enter the sanitary sewer system through drains. Sources of FOG are Food Service Establishments and residential dwellings. Prevention tips for FOG include: Not pouring grease down sink drains, installing drain screens, and installing and maintaining grease traps. 

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