2024 Neighborhood Pavement Overlay Improvements IP24-07
October 4, 2023
City of Ramsey Staff has observed an increase in the pavement striping in the top bituminous course of Bowers Drive between 148th Ave. and the south cul-de-sac. Bowers Drive was in the 2023 Crack Seal Improvements project to receive crack seal, though due to the amount of striping and patching needed has been removed.
Considering this observation, City of Ramsey Staff has added Bowers Drive from the southern cul-de-sac to 148th Ave. to the 2024 Neighborhood Pavement Overlay Improvements project. Moving Bowers Drive into this project will help maintain and keep the serviceable life of the pavement.
The City of Ramsey received one quote from Braun Intertec for the amount of $3730.00 to perform the pavement evaluation and taking the 11 pavement cores. Braun Intertec has completed this task as of August 2, 2023. This now allows time for City Staff to review and evaluate Bowers Drive; as part of the 2024-2033 Capital Improvement Program.
November 30, 2023
The entire neighborhood overlay improvement project includes a total of 4.16 miles spread across 7 subdivisions within the City. Overlaying these street segments in 2024, which is identified in the proposed 2024 – 2033 Capital Improvement Program, will allow the City to maintain these streets in the most cost-effective manner throughout the serviceable life of the streets.
On November 28, 2023, the Ramsey City Council ordered Staff to prepare plans and specifications for this improvement project. Plans will be developed over the next several months, before going back to City Council to approve the final plans and authorize Staff to advertise for project bids.
Preliminary Project Schedule:
- January / March 2024; Staff prepares the plans and specifications
- March / April 2024; City Council approves the plans and specifications and authorizes bidding. Another letter will be mailed with more specific project timelines once the City Council approves plans and a bid opening date is set.
- May / June 2024; bids are received and publicly opened. City Council awards a construction contract to the lowest responsible bidder.
- Late Spring / Early Summer 2024; anticipated start of construction. City Staff will set up a pre-construction meeting with the lowest responsible bidder (awarded Contractor) and another letter will be mailed with more specific project timelines to all impacted residents
- These dates are tentative and are therefore subject to change.
This project proposes to perform a 2-inch mill and bituminous overlay of the streets. Minor storm sewer structure repairs, typically re-grouting catch basins, is proposed. Spot concrete curb and gutter repairs will be performed to damaged curb. Repairs to watermain or sanitary sewer are not proposed with this project.
Pedestrian curb ramps within the city-owned right of way will be improved to comply with current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
Access to abutting properties will be maintained throughout construction as best as practical. City Staff will work with property owners during construction to ensure they are informed in advance of any work that will affect and/or interrupt access to their property for any length of time. However, this is typically not an issue during pavement overlay projects as most work occurs using moving operations. Access for emergency services will be maintained throughout construction.
Private lawn irrigation systems may be impacted by this work. Relocating and/or repairing private irrigation systems within public right of ways as needed to accommodate construction is the responsibility of the property owner. If you have a below ground irrigation system, you will be asked to mark your sprinkler heads with flags or stakes to assist the Contractor in preventing or minimizing damage to your system during construction. To help ensure that your system will not be damaged during this project, please relocate sprinkler heads and other system components located within the construction limits. City Staff will mark construction limits for you upon request.
The estimated total project costs for the proposed improvements is $1,685,295. Estimated costs include 14-percent indirect costs for administrative, engineering, finance and legal costs. The improvements are proposed to be funded using a combination of Pavement Management Funds ($1,571,100) and Stormwater Utility Funds ($114,195). Property owners will not be assessed for these improvements. The final project costs may vary dependent upon actual bid prices and quantities.
November 17, 2023
On November 14, 2023, the Ramsey City Council awarded a proposal from Bolton & Menk, Inc. to complete a topographic survey of pedestrian ramps. The following neighborhoods will see surveyors in the area: Alpine Acres, Orchard Hills, Seasons of Ramsey and Town Center Gardens pedestrian ramps being surveyed are on public sidewalk.
The topographic survey will be taken within City-owned right of way, and will include survey of the street, curb and gutter, and other site features adjacent to the pedestrian ramps as needed. You can expect to see a crew of 2-3 surveyors, and a pick-up truck. This work is scheduled to occur in late November / early December.
Part of the topographic survey includes surveying existing utilities, both municipal and private, such as cable, gas, and electric lines. Bolton & Menk will be calling in a Gopher One State locate call for utilities in the area, so you will likely see paint and flag markings within the project area.
As part of the pavement overlay improvements, the City updates public street pedestrian ramps to current American with Disability Act standards. This topographic survey work is preliminary, City Council has not yet approved plans and specifications for this project.