Barthel's Rum River Acres 2nd Addition IP23-05


Updated December 16, 2022

City Improvement Project 23-05 proposes to reconstruct the streets within the Barthel’s Rum River Acres 2nd subdivision, generally located between 161st Avenue and 164th Avenue, adjacent to the Rum River. The streets are 24 feet wide rural section, totaling approximately 1.64 miles in length. No municipal sanitary sewer or water exist in the project area, and utility extensions to the area are not proposed. The existing drainage is through swales adjacent to the roadway and street crossing culverts. A summary of the streets included in the project may be seen here.

On August 23, 2022, the Ramsey City Council accepted a proposal for a topographic survey of the project area from Hakanson Anderson. Staff has received the survey, which is used during project design. At this same City Council meeting, a geotechnical report proposal from Haugo Geotechnical Services was accepted.

On December 13, 2022, the Ramsey City Council ordered Staff to prepare plans and specifications for Improvement Project 23-05, Barthel’s Rum River Acres 2nd Street Reconstructions.

Project Scope

This project will reconstruct the streets, replacing the existing bituminous pavement to current City pavement design standards, and staying at a 24-foot width. Two culverts which carry flow from Ditch 66 to the Rum River are proposed to be replaced as part of this project. Additionally, Staff is aware of Northern Natural Gas mainline crossings in three locations across the project. Staff is anticipating much of the project will require subsoil corrections. Public Works Staff in the past has patched areas of the road with clay coming up to the surface of the pavement and several spots of vertical displacement can be found in the pavement. The final alignment and elevation of the pavement is proposed to generally stay the same, though minor corrections may occur. The project proposes to replace existing street crossing culverts, otherwise drainage issues within the project area are not known, and the swales are performing well. This will be explored further during design.

Funding for this improvement is proposed to come from the Pavement Management Fund ($2,204,160), and Storm Sewer Utility Fund ($79,296) for a total project estimated cost of $2,283,456, as identified in the 2023 to 2032 Capital Improvement Program.

Property owners will not be assessed for any of the costs for these improvements.


On August 25, 2022, residents impacted by the Barthel’s Rum River Acres 2nd Street Reconstruction project were sent a project notification letter, including notice that a geotechnical crew will be performing soil boring, and a survey crew will be performing a topographic survey in the area. This letter may be seen here.

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