The City of Ramsey is beginning preliminary design work for the reconstruction of Variolite Street from Alpine Drive to 173rd Avenue in 2020.
The City accepted a proposal from Northern Technologies Inc. (NTI) to complete a geotechnical report for the project area, including 61 soil and pavement borings spaced 100 to 500 feet along Variolite Street. NTI will begin the on-site soil borings Monday, September 23, 2019. This work is expected to take 4 days to complete, weather dependent. During the work, lane shifts and possibly flagging operations will be used to maintain traffic. Except for minor delays, traffic will be maintained throughout the work.
The City accepted a proposal from Hakanson Anderson Associates to complete a topographic survey spanning across the entire City-owned right-of-way of Variolite and into the adjacent cross streets. This work has already started and will take 2-3 weeks to complete, however, it will not have an impact to traffic as the crew will only have a vehicle parked along the road.
Requirements for both the soil borings and topographic survey required a Gopher One call to locate all of the utilities in the area. The utilities will be marked with flags and paint on the ground along the alignment of the utilities.
Please contact Joe Feriancek, Engineering Technician III, with any questions about the project.