2021 MSA Pavement Overlay Improvements IP 21-05

Construction Update 

Update August 27, 2021

The Contractor has finished restoration of the boulevard areas impacted by curb replacements. The project will be considered complete once minor punch list items have been finished, which is expected to occur before the contract final completion date of September 30.

Please contact City project inspector Aaron Madsen by email at amadsen@cityoframsey.com or by phone at 763-286-2579 with any questions, special needs or requests related to construction. 

Please contact Civil Engineer Joe Feriancek by email at JFeriancek@cityoframsey.com or by phone at 763-433-9825 with any questions related to the project overall.

Update August 6, 2021

During the week of August 2 – 6, the Contractor placed all pavement markings. Topsoil has been placed behind the new concrete curb and gutter, and placement of sod is the only item remaining on the project, which is anticipated to be complete during the week of August 9 – 13.

Please contact City project inspector Aaron Madsen by email at amadsen@cityoframsey.com or by phone at 763-286-2579 with any questions, special needs or requests related to construction. 

Please contact Civil Engineer Joe Feriancek by email at JFeriancek@cityoframsey.com or by phone at 763-433-9825 with any questions related to the project overall.

Update July 30, 2021

During the week of July 26 – 30, the Contractor milled 2” of existing pavement on Sunwood Drive between Sunfish Lake Boulevard and 700 feet east of Bunker Lake Boulevard. The Contractor paved the new 2” of bituminous pavement on Friday, July 30.

During the week of August 2 – 6, the Contractor is scheduled to place pavement markings, matching the existing layouts. The Contractor is anticipated to place black dirt and sod behind the curb in areas disturbed by construction. After these to tasks, the construction will be considered complete.

Update July 21, 2021

The Contractor is scheduled to mill the top 2” of existing pavement on Sunwood Drive between Sunfish Lake Boulevard and 700 feet east of Bunker Lake Boulevard on Monday, July 26. The Contractor is scheduled to pave the entire project on Tuesday, July 27, which will substantially complete the project. The remaining work after paving includes restoring the disturbed areas behind the concrete curb and gutter repairs with sod, and to place pavement markings. The new bituminous pavement must be in-place for at least 72 hours before pavement markings can be applied.

Update July 16, 2021

During the week of July 12 – 16, the Contractor milled the top 2” of existing street between Trunk Highway 47 and Erkium Street.

During the week of July 19 – 23, the Contractor anticipates milling the top 2” of existing street between Sunfish Lake Boulevard and 700 feet east of Bunker Lake Boulevard. The western termini of this project have been adjusted due to the Anoka County Bunker Lake Boulevard improvements which are scheduled for this fall.

Update July 9, 2021

During the week of July 5 – 9, the Contractor finished any bituminous patching, concrete work, and restoration of areas disturbed by concrete replacements with new topsoil and sod.

During the week of July 12 – 16, the Contractor is scheduled to mill the bituminous pavement, removing the top 2” of the existing street. Following milling, the Contractor will pave the new 2” of bituminous pavement on top. The new pavement must sit for 3 days before pavement markings can be placed, which likely will occur the week of July 19th. Once pavement markings are applied to the new bituminous pavement, the project will be considered complete, with only punch-list items remaining.

For questions related to construction of the project, including special access needs or concerns, please contact Aaron Madsen, the City’s construction inspector, by phone at 763-286-2579 or by email at amadsen@cityoframsey.com.

For questions related to the project in general, please contact Joe Feriancek, the design engineer by phone at 763-433-9893 or by email at jferiancek@cityoframsey.com

Update June 25, 2021

During the week of June 21 – 25, the contractor removed and replaced all damaged curb and reset the catch basins required per the plan. Half of the concrete valley gutter located at the intersection of Sunwood Drive and Cobalt Street was placed. The contractor removed the pedestrian ramps per the plan, and will place them in the next phase of the project.

During the week of June 28 – July 2, the contractor will be performing any patching required in the street, and will be restoring the turf behind the concrete curb and gutter replacements. The pedestrian ramps will be placed as well.

Update June 16, 2021

On June 15, 2021 a preconstruction meeting was held for this 2021 Pavement Management Program project. At this meeting North Valley provided information to the City including; contact information, a materials suppliers list, dates of upcoming construction work, their anticipated hours and methods of construction, their traffic control plans, and other general construction information.

North Valley submitted the following construction schedule to the City: 

June 16                 Install traffic control (1 day)

June 22                 Curb and gutter, pedestrian ramp removals (2 days)

June 24                 Install curb and gutter, pedestrian ramps valley gutters (3 days)

June 29                 Adjust manholes and valves in the streets, grout catch basins (3 days)

July 7                     Mill the street (1 day)

July 8                     Pave the street (2 days)

Pavement striping will occur 3 days after paving.

Please know all construction schedule may be impacted by factors outside of the Contractor’s and City’s control, such as weather, and discoveries made during construction.

Please contact City project inspector Aaron Madsen by email amadsen@cityoframsey.com or by phone at 763-286-2579 with any questions, special needs or request related to construction. 

Please contact project design engineer Joe Feriancek by email jferiancek@cityoframsey.com or by phone at 763-433-9893 for any concerns or questions related to this project.


Background Information

Updated April 30, 2021

On Tuesday April 27, the Ramsey City Council awarded a construction contract to the lowest responsible bidder, North Valley, Inc. for City Improvement Project #21-05; 2021 MSA Pavement Overlay Improvements. The total bid was for $206,395.58, coming in 20% below the engineer’s estimate of $258,919.20. Staff has begun working with the contractor to get the required documentation complete, and to set up a preconstruction meeting, with expectation of construction starting in early June. A letter was mailed out to effected property owners on April 30, 2021 and can be seen here.

The City is committed to working cooperatively with property owners and the general public to minimize concerns and impacts during construction. Please feel free to email Joe Feriancek or call at 763-433-9893 for any concerns or questions related to this project.

Updated March 26, 2021

The City of Ramsey prepared plans and specifications for Improvement Project #21-05, 2021 MSA Pavement Overlay Improvements.

On March 23, 2021 the Ramsey City Council adopted Resolution #21-075 Approving Plans and Specifications and Authorizes Advertisements for bids to be published on Friday, March 26, 2021 and Friday, April 2, 2021, both in the City's official newspaper, the Anoka Union Herald, and Finance & Commerce. Potential bidders may purchase the plans through QuestCDN.com, downloading and submit their bids, with the electronic bidding software used by the City of Ramsey. This ensures that all bidders are bidding off the same set of plans, and that all bidders are notified of any plan revisions (addenda) issued during the bidding process.

Staff proposes to open bids on April 19, 2021, and to present the bid results to City Council on April 27th 2021 for award of a construction contract to the lowest responsible bidder. 

Letters were mailed to business and property owners on January 28th notifying them of the proposed MSA Pavement Overlay Improvements. This project webpage will be updated as the project progresses, and is the best place to find the latest information on the project. The City is committed to working cooperatively with property owners and the general public to minimize concerns and impacts during construction. Please feel free to email Joe Feriancek or call at 763-433-9893 for any concerns or questions related to this project.  

Updated February 25, 2021

On January 12, 2021, the Ramsey City Council ordered plans and specifications for City Improvement Project #21-05, 2021 Municipal State Aid (MSA) Pavement Overlay Improvements, which proposes to overlay 0.72 miles of bituminous pavement on the following two segments of the City’s MSA street system. Property owners will not be assessed for any of the costs for these improvements.

  • Sunwood Drive between Bunker Lake Boulevard and Sunfish Lake Boulevard
  • Sunwood Drive between Erkium Street and Trunk Highway 47.

Overlaying these MSA street segments in 2021, which is identified in the 2021 – 2030 Capital Improvement Program, will allow the City to maintain these streets in the most cost-effective manner throughout the serviceable life of the streets.

 

Tentative Project schedule
Early April – Approve Plans and Specifications / Authorize Ads for Bids
Late April – Publish Ads for Bids
May – Bid opening
May – Accept Bids / Award Contract
June 1st – Begin construction

September 3rd – Substantial completion

September 30th - Contractor Completes Construction

 

Click here to view the MSA street segments proposed to receive bituminous pavement overlay improvements in 2021.

 

Estimated project costs are based on anticipated 2021 construction costs and total $324,000. Funding is proposed to come from the MSA Fund ($313,000) and Stormwater Utility Fund ($11,000). Property owners will not be assessed for any of the costs for these improvements.


The City Council has not yet approved the final project.