Road work season kick off with projects throughout the city
Road work season has started, and the City of Shakopee wants to be sure you’re prepared for work in your neighborhood. Please note all schedules are weather and materials dependent.
Street & Utility Reconstruction
Work has started in some areas on the city’s annual Street & Utility Reconstruction project. The city has entered into a contract with Ryan Contracting Co.
Street reconstruction of Scott Street and Seventh Avenue includes removing the street to replace aging sewer, water and storm sewer pipes. Once complete, crews will lay new pavement and curb and gutter. Minnesota Street will not have the sanitary sewer or water main reconstructed due to age of the utilities, but it will have a completely new road surface constructed.
Work is expected to continue through September.
Cracksealing operations are set to begin the week of May 5. This work includes blowing out cracks in road pavement and filling with rubber. The cracks are then covered with toilet paper, so cars can drive over the rubber while it cools.
Among the areas to be cracksealed are Fuller Street; Southbridge Parkway; Dean Lakes Boulevard and Dean Lakes Trail; the neighborhoods southwest of Green Meadows Park, north of Shakopee East Middle School and along Crossings Boulevard; and more. A full map is available on the city website.
The city is currently seeking bids for its annual Pavement Rehabilitation project, which removes the top layer of bituminous, fills cracks, repairs areas of pavement failure by either full-depth reclamation or patches, lays new pavement and sealcoats it to extend the life of the pavement.
The project area includes streets in the neighborhoods along Southbridge Parkway, which will receive crack and patch repairs and a mill and overlay. Fairhaven Drive, Abbey Point, Cambridge Way and Langston Court will have crack, patch and full-depth reclamation repairs followed by a chip sealcoat. Work is anticipated to start in June.
Pearson Bros. will be sealcoating approximately 14 miles of city streets beginning the third week of June. This is a messy and dusty operation that extends the life of pavement by using a mix of heated liquid asphalt and small rock to provide an effective barrier against water, aging and oxidation.
Crews will be sealcoating several areas of the city including Adams Street, Shenandoah Drive, Fourth Avenue, the neighborhood east of St. Francis Regional Medical Center, the neighborhood north of Shakopee East Middle School and more. A full map is available on the city website.
Residents are asked to watch for door hangers and abide by all no parking signs. For more information about these projects, visit the city website at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/roadprojects. You can also sign up for email notifications about road work at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/enotifications.