Tiger Street Reconstruction IP 21-02

Updated January 27, 2021

On January 12, 2021, the Ramsey City Council ordered plans and specifications for City Improvement Project #21-02, Tiger Street Reconstruction, which proposes to reconstruct Tiger Street between Armstrong Boulevard and 173rd Avenue in 2021. The street totals approximately 2,300 linear feet (0.43 miles) in length, and is generally 24-feet wide. Property owners will not be assessed for any of the costs for these improvements.

 

The 2021 – 2030 Capital Improvement Program, adopted on December 8, 2020 by the Ramsey City Council, identifies Tiger Street for reconstruction in 2021.

 

On November 10, 2020, the Ramsey City Council authorized Staff to execute proposals from Bolton & Menk, Inc. for the required topographic survey, and from Chosen Valley Testing (CVT) for required geotechnical work. The CVT Geotechnical Report can be viewed here. The geotechnical report generally found clean sand below the existing bituminous and gravel pavement section, however 3 of the 10 borings found ½ foot or less of possible buried topsoil below the pavement materials. These topsoil materials are recommended to be removed prior to placement of new aggregate base and bituminous pavement.

 

In 2017, Tiger Street was included in the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Pavement Evaluation performed by Braun Intertec. This GPR data provides bituminous and aggregate base thickness information at one-foot increments along the entire street segment. On average, 2.5 inches of bituminous pavement and 3.3-inches of aggregate base exist along this street. 

 

Nine (9) properties have direct access to Tiger Street. Traffic counts taken by Staff in the fall of 2020 found an ADT of 573 north of Armstrong Boulevard, and 399 south of 173rd Avenue.

 

Tiger Street is not currently a Municipal State Aid (MSA) street but Tiger Street functions as a collector street so Staff feels this street segment would be an excellent candidate to be added to the MSA street inventory in the future. For future consideration as an MSA street, Tiger Street must be reconstructed to a 10-ton pavement design strength, which Staff feels is reasonable considering that Tiger Street functions as a collector street. To achieve a 10-ton design, the total pavement and aggregate base section depth would increase from the City street standard of 7.5 inches (3.5-inches bituminous pavement over 4-inches aggregate base) to 10 inches (4-inches bituminous pavement over 6-inches aggregate base). 

 

Municipal utilities (sanitary sewer and water supply) do not exist in the project area and are not proposed to be extended to the project area with this project. Stormwater runoff is directed into drainage ditches along both sides of Tiger Street. There are no known issues with stormwater management in the project area and no improvements to existing drainage ditches are proposed with this project. During design, Staff will further evaluate stormwater management to determine if any stormwater improvements are necessary.

 

Tentative Project schedule
March 9 – Approve Plans and Specifications / Authorize Ads for Bids
March 12, and March 19 – Publish Ads for Bids
April 6 – Bid opening
April 13 – Accept Bids / Award Contract
Early June – Begin construction

Mid August  – Substantial completion

Mid September - Contractor Completes Construction

Click here to view a figure showing the scope of this project. A link to the construction plans will be provided on this web page when plans are approved.

The engineer’s opinion of probable project costs for the proposed improvements is $380,000, which includes 10-percent contingency costs and 23-percent indirect costs for administrative, engineering, finance and legal costs.

 

The street improvements proposed with this project are proposed to be funded using a combination of Pavement Management Funds and Stormwater Utility Funds as noted in the CIP. Again, property owners will not be assessed for these improvements.

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


As identified in the 2021 - 2030 CIP, proposed funding sources for this improvement include the Pavement Management Fund and the Stormwater Utility Fund.  Based on Staff's project cost estimate, each source is proposed to fund the following amounts.

  • Street Project Cost                 $360,000
  • Storm Sewer Project Cost      $  20,000

City Council has not approved the final project.