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The contractor is responsible for protecting, or replacing to their original condition if damaged, most items such as small retaining walls, landscape features or irrigation systems found in the homeowner’s yard. For underground items such as invisible pet fences and irrigation lines, all homeowners are asked to make an effort to mark them so that the contractor can work around them and protect them as much as possible from damage. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to relocate any plantings that will be disturbed by construction; the contractor will not replace plantings with final restoration of the project.
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Streets within the 2019 Street Reconstruction Project area are identified within the City’s Capital Improvement Plan for reconstruction. The roadways included within this project were selected as part of the City’s Pavement Management Program. This program is used by the City to manage and extend the pavement life of our streets and select improvement projects in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
Proposed work includes street reconstruction and storm sewer improvements, which includes spot curb and gutter replacement and utility repairs. Corrosion protection is proposed on the watermain facilities throughout the project. Download the project location map (PDF), which details the limits of the project.
Construction is anticipated to take place between April and November of 2019. Construction throughout the project area will be phased. More detailed schedule information will be made available to residents on the project webpage as the project moves through design and into construction.
This project is proposed to be funded by the City’s Street Capital Improvement Funds and Special Assessments to benefiting properties. The City’s assessment policy is to assess 40% of the street and storm sewer improvements to the benefiting property owners. Estimated assessment amounts will be mailed to all property owners in the project area in late October with the invitation to attend the public hearing for the project.
Residents will have access to their driveways for the majority of the construction project. However, if and when concrete curb and gutter is being replaced in front of your driveway, the City requires a 5-day minimum curing time with no disturbance to the concrete. There also may be short periods during the day where a resident may not have access to his/her driveway due to roadway construction. Property owners will be provided as much advance notification as possible when access to driveways will be restricted.
The contractor will install temporary mailboxes as determined by the Post Office and residents will be notified of their location. The existing mailbox will be salvaged until after construction and reinstalled in a similar location.
Trash pickup in the neighborhood will take place on the same day it currently occurs. The contractor will provide access to the neighborhood to garbage trucks for pickup, or coordinate with the disposal service providers during the occasional exception throughout the project to minimize inconvenience to the residents.
The City of Lakeville has specified the following working hours: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Work on Saturdays is allowed with permission from the City Engineer. Saturday working hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The on-site construction observer will work to notify residents in advance if work is proposed to take place on a Saturday. No work is permitted on Sundays or holidays.
Sections of maintained lawn that need to be removed for construction will be restored with new seed at the end of the project. The contractor is responsible for watering the new seed for 30-calendar days following installation, after which it is the homeowner’s responsibility. Please do not mow new seed with the rest of your lawn as this will kill it. All residents will receive mailings notifying them of the end dates of the contractor’s seed maintenance period.
The City completed tree pruning work over the winter months, and also removed trees anticipated to be impacted by construction at that time. Any additional tree removal needs associated with construction activities will be communicated to property owners on a case-by-case basis.