Wood Pond Hills 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Street Recon IP22-06

Construction Update 

September 16, 2022

The Contractor has begun working on punch list items for this project, and is expected to finish the initial punch list over the next 1-2 weeks. This project is now considered substantially complete.

September 2, 2022

During the week of August 28th, the Contractor finished placing concrete pedestrian ramps at the intersection of Krypton Court and Sunwood Drive. The Contractor placed the final lift of bituminous pavement, and has restored the impacted boulevard areas behind the concrete repairs. The remaining work includes site cleanup and finishing minor restoration such as fixing impacted landscaping. This final work is proposed to occur during the week of September 5th.

August 19, 2022

During the week of August 15th, the Contractor finished placing the first lift of bituminous pavement within the entire subdivision. They began to install the I&I barriers, and are proposed to finish those installs on Saturday, August 20th.

During the week of August 22nd, the Contractor is proposed to finish the pedestrian ramps at the intersection of Krypton Court and Sunwood Drive. Also, to finish backfilling topsoil behind the concrete repairs. The Contractor may begin placing the final lift of new bituminous pavement, however the inclement weather this last week has pushed their schedule back and this work is likely be done the week of August 29th.

August 12, 2022

During the week of August 8th, the Contractor finished scarifying the subbase material, as well as shaped and compacted the aggregate base. The concrete curb and gutter and pedestrian ramps were finished. Approximately half of the streets received the first lift of bituminous pavement. The Contractor will begin placing topsoil and seeding in the disturbed boulevard areas behind the concrete replacements once the first lift of bituminous is in-place.

During the week of August 15th, the Contractor is proposed to finish placing the first lift of bituminous pavement, and begin raising the castings within the streets to the final pavement elevations. The Contractor may begin placing the final lift of bituminous pavement, depending on weather and the pace of construction during the week.

August 5, 2022

Through the week of August 1st, the Contractor has finished placing the majority of new concrete curb and gutter, and the new ADA compliant pedestrian ramps on the trail crossing at 145th Court. The existing bituminous and aggregate base has been reclaimed, and the majority of excess reclamation material has been hauled off site, and stockpiled at the Public Works Campus to be used on other City improvements. The Contractor has begin flipping the remaining reclamation material and scarify the underlying subbase material. Scarifying the subbase material helps to create a uniform base, and creates a better base for supporting the new pavement.

During the week of August 8th, the Contractor is proposed to finish scarifying the subbase material, and shaping and compacting the aggregate base. The remaining concrete curb and gutter, and the pedestrian ramps at Krypton Court are proposed to be placed. If construction progresses as proposed, the first lift of new bituminous pavement may be placed at the end of the week, though it is likely to occur during the week of August 15th.

July 22, 2022

During the week of July 18th, the Contractor has removed spot concrete curb and gutter, and removed concrete sidewalk as required for ADA improvements. The Contractor has lowered the cast iron manhole castings and watermain valve covers in the street in preparation for reclaiming the existing bituminous pavement and underlying aggregate base.

During the week July 25th, the Contractor will begin installing the new concrete curb and gutter and pedestrian ramps, and will begin reclaiming the streets on Thursday and Friday. After the reclaim machine passes, a roller follows to compact the material and make it temporarily passible. There may be limited access to driveways and adjacent streets during the reclamation process, which can last for several minutes as the equipment passes. Please use caution while going through the construction zone, and avoid any unnecessary trips.

June 13, 2022

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, the City held a preconstruction meeting with North Valley, the contractor constructing the improvements. The purpose of the meeting was to review the contractor's proposed construction schedule, to share contact information, to review the status of the permits, and discuss relevant construction related procedures processes and requirements.

The Contractor currently plans to start work the week of July 18th and will substantially complete their work by September 2, 2022. Please be aware Contractor schedules are subject to change for many factors including; weather, construction interruptions, and possibly other project commitments.  A letter was mailed out to all effected residents and may be seen here. 

Please contact Joe Feriancek at JFeriancek@cityoframsey.com or call (763) 433-9893 with any questions related to this project in general. For questions related to construction, including any special needs or requests, please contact City project inspector Aaron Madsen by phone at (763) 286-2579 or email AMadsen@cityoframsey.com.

May 13, 2022

On Monday, May 2, 2022 bids were publicly opened for these improvements. North Valley, Inc. of Nowthen Minnesota was the lowest responsible bidder with a bid of $568,135.15. Staff presented North Valley’s bid to City Council on Tuesday, May 10th, with City Council voting to award a construction contract for the improvements. Staff has begun working with the Contractor to get the proper paperwork finalized, and to set up a pre-construction meeting. During the pre-construction meeting, the Contractor will provide information to the City including; contact information for themselves and their subcontractors, a detailed project schedule, proposed work hours and methods of construction, plans for traffic control, and other construction related information. A letter with this information was sent out to effected residents and may be seen here.

This project includes placing inflow and infiltration (I/I) barriers on the sanitary sewer manholes. The Contractor is anticipating performing this work before the other work on-site, and depending upon weather and their schedule, may begin this work the week of May 23rd. The installation will require a temporary patch around each manhole, but the streets will remain open to traffic while the I/I barriers are being installed.

Please contact me by email at JFeriancek@cityoframsey.com or phone (763) 433-9893 with any questions related to this project in general. For questions related to construction, including any special needs or requests, please contact City project inspector Aaron Madsen by phone at (763) 286-2579 or email AMadsen@cityoframsey.com.

Update March 25, 2022

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Ramsey City Council approved the plans and specifications and authorized advertisement for bids for the Wood Pond Hills 2nd – 5th Street Reconstruction project. Bids will be advertised on April 1, and again on Friday April 8, 2022 in the Anoka Union Herald and in Finance & Commerce. The City bids all improvement projects online through the Quest CDN website. The website will also make notice of the proposed project to contractors.

An update letter has been mailed to property owners with updates on the project status, it may be viewed here.

Staff is proposing to open bids for this project on Monday, May 2, 2022. Staff reviews the bids to assure compliance with the bidding and specification requirements. The lowest responsible bidder is presented to City Council for award of a construction contract, which is currently proposed to occur on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. If a contract is awarded, the City works with the contractor to set up a pre-construction meeting, at which time the contractor will give the City it’s proposed construction schedule.

Please contact project design engineer Joe Feriancek by email at JFeriancek@cityoframsey.com or by phone at 763-433-9825 with any questions related to the project overall. 

Background

On July 13, 2021, the Ramsey City Council ordered the City Engineer to request proposals for topographic survey, geotechnical evaluations and utility testing for proposed 2022 Pavement Management Program (PMP) projects, including IP 22-06. On August 8, 2021, the Ramsey City Council awarded a proposal to Hakanson Anderson for topographic survey, and Haugo Geotechnical Services for a geotechnical report of the project area. On August 24, 2021, the Ramsey City Council awarded a proposal to Hydro-Klean, LLC for cleaning and televising the sanitary and storm sewer, and Water Conservation Services, Inc. for watermain leak testing of the project area.

Engineering Staff completed an initial review of the topographic survey and geotechnical report, determining the requirements of the proposals have been met. The initial review of the geotechnical report revealed sub-base materials which are generally well suited for utility installation and street construction. The report will be further consulted by Staff during project design.

The streets within Wood Pond Hills 2nd – 5th were included in the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Pavement Evaluation performed by Braun Intertec. This data provides bituminous and aggregate base thickness information.

The streets within the project are 31 feet wide, urban section streets, and are proposed to be reconstructed to the City’s current standard residential street design. This includes a minimum 4 inches aggregate base and 3.5 inches of new bituminous pavement. Staff is proposing to use the full-depth reclamation process, reclaiming the existing bituminous pavement and underlying aggregate base, removing excess reclamation material, re-using the remaining material as the new aggregate base, and placing 3.5 inches of new bituminous pavement on top. The existing concrete curb and gutter is proposed to remain, with spot repairs to damaged curb and gutter being performed. Minimal impacts to private driveways and lawns is expected, though any impacts would be within the City-owned right of way.

City Staff is aware of more severe curb and gutter damage within the Junkite Street cul-de-sac, south of 145th Court, and will determine the most appropriate treatment during project design.

Municipal utilities exist in the project area including water, sewer, and storm sewer systems. The watermain was leak tested, and no leaks were discovered. The sanitary and storm sewer was cleaned and televised. No repairs to the sanitary or storm sewer pipes are anticipated with this project.

Estimated project costs per final plans are $622,000. Estimated costs include 23-percent indirect costs for administrative, engineering, finance and legal costs. Staff created the plans and specifications for this project in-house as part of their normal duties.

Funding for this improvement is proposed to come from the Pavement Management Fund, Sanitary Sewer utility Fund, Stormwater Utility Fund and Water Utility Fund.

  • PMP Street Project Costs       $601,000
  • Storm Sewer Project Costs         $7,000
  • Sanitary Sewer Project Costs    $12,000
  • Watermain Project Costs             $2,000
  • Total Estimated Project Costs  $622,000

Tentative Project schedule

  • March 22th - City Council to Approve Plans and Specs / and Authorize Ads for Bid 
  • April 1st and April 8th - Staff Publish Ads for Bids
  • May 2nd - Staff receives bids
  • May 10th - City Council Awards Contract to the lowest responsible bidder
  • Early June - Begin Construction
  • September 2nd - Substantially Complete
  • September 30th - Contractor Completes Construction

Staff encourages impacted residents to contact us with question or input regarding this project. Please contact project design engineer Joe Feriancek by email jferiancek@cityoframsey.com or by phone at 763-433-9893.