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Overview
The Highland Upton Area is planned for a 2018 street reclamation project.  This street reclamation project consists of grinding up of the existing asphalt while mixing it with the gravel base, grading, paving, storm sewer repairs and upgrades, and sanitary sewer repairs.  Curbs will be spot replaced where severely cracked or broken.  In addition, water main is being replaced on Upton Avenue from Burnsville Parkway to Highland Drive and on Highland Drive from Upton Avenue to County Road 5.

Contacts
Project Manager: Assistant City Engineer John Schmeling
Project Inspector: Construction Technician Nils Hudyma

Links
Project Status Interactive Map
Street Reconstruction Brochure
Public Hearing Notice
Highland Upton Area Neighborhood Meeting Invite
Highland Upton Area Map

Final Assessments for the Project
Public hearing notices, proposed final assessment amounts, and terms of repayment were mailed to owners of affected parcels on August 17, 2018.  Final assessments were adopted following the public hearing on September 4, 2018.  Full payment of assessments will be accepted through October 31, 2018.  Assessments not paid in full by October 31, 2018 will be levied as a special assessment on your property taxes over a period of years with interest, as detailed in the invoice that was sent in the August 17, 2018 mailing.  Please contact Assessment Technician Molly Stone at 952-895-4495 if you have specific questions regarding your assessment.

Updates

September 5, 2018
Final assessments were adopted following the public hearing on September 4, 2018.  Please see the "Final Assessments for the Project" section of this page for more information on paying your assessment.

September 4, 2018
Boulevard restoration is complete.  The contractor is required to maintain seed areas for 45 days.  The final layer of asphalt is scheduled for spring 2019 to allow the road to go through a freeze-thaw cycle prior to final paving.

August 23, 2018
The contractor is raising manholes and gate valves on Upton Avenue south of Highland Drive.  Boulevard restoration on Upton Avenue south of Highland Drive and the two cul-de-sacs is scheduled for the week of 8/27/18.

July 27, 2018
Topsoil and seeding in boulevards will continue Monday 7/30/18.  Striping will occur in the next couple of weeks.

July 23, 2018
Paving the final layer of asphalt on Upton Avenue north of Highland Drive is scheduled for Wednesday 7/25/18.  The contractor will be installing manhole castings and doing boulevard restoration in other areas of the project this week. Please see the Project Status Interactive Map in the "Links" section for more information.

July 16, 2018
The contractor has delayed paving the final layer of asphalt on Upton Avenue north of Highland Drive and it will likely take place the week of 7/23/18.  Paving the first layers of asphalt on Upton Avenue south of Highland Drive and the two Upton Avenue cul-de-sacs are scheduled for Tuesday 7/17/18 and Wednesday 7/18/18.  Please see the Project Status Interactive Map in the "Links" section for more information.

July 13, 2018
The contractor will be working Saturday 7/14/18 installing curb on Upton Avenue and Highland Drive.  Paving the first layers of asphalt on Upton Avenue south of Highland Drive and the final layer of asphalt on Upton Avenue north of Highland Drive is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday 7/17/18 and Wednesday 7/18/18.  Please see the Project Status Interactive Map in the "Links" section for more information.

July 9, 2018
The contractor will continue installing curb, driveway, and sidewalk on Upton Avenue on Tuesday 7/10/18.  Upton Avenue from Williams Drive to Sunset Lane will be closed starting Tuesday 7/10/18 at 7 am until Friday 7/13/18 at noon for the installation of a concrete valley gutter near Williams Drive.  Please follow the posted detour as shown in the July 10 Detour Map and as illustrated on the Project Status Interactive Map in the "Links" section of this page.  The contractor is continuing final grading on Upton Avenue south of Highland Drive.

July 6, 2018
The contractor is doing curb, driveway, and sidewalk installation on Upton Avenue south of Highland Drive.  Final grading on Upton Avenue south of Highland Drive is scheduled to start Monday 7/9/18.  Paving the first layer of asphalt is tentatively scheduled for late in the week of 7/9/18 or early in the week of 7/16/18.  Please see the Project Status Interactive Map in the "Links" section for more information. 

July 3, 2018
The Contractor is installing storm sewer at both of the intersections of Dana Drive and Upton Avenue today.  Upton Avenue is closed at Dana Drive till around 5 pm today (7/3/18).  There will be a couple different detour routes utilized as they do each intersection.  Please see the Project Status Interactive Map for the current closure location and detour route.  Please see the July 2, 2018 update below for a synopsis of the work occurring later this week.

July 2, 2018
The Contractor is continuing water main installation on Upton Avenue progressing north from Dana Dr today (7/2/18).  The Contractor is pouring driveways and sidewalk on Highland Drive from Upton Avenue to County Road 5 today (7/2/18) and tomorrow (7/3/18).  Curb removals are taking place on Upton Avenue today (7/2/18) and tomorrow (7/3/18) starting at Burnsville Parkway progressing north towards Highland Drive.  The Contractor plans to start pouring curb on Upton Avenue from Burnsville Parkway to Highland Drive starting Thursday 7/5/18.  The Contractor will not be working Wednesday 7/4/18.

June 28, 2018
The Contractor is doing grading and cleanup at the intersection of Highland Drive and Upton Avenue Today (6/29/2018).  The intersection of Highland Drive and Upton Avenue is still closed but will reopen around 3:00 pm today (6/29/2018).  Please follow the posted detours as shown in the June 28 Detour Sketch and as illustrated on the Project Status Interactive Map.  The concrete work on Highland Drive has been delayed.  The contractor has been doing concrete removals on Upton Avenue south of Highland Drive as crew availability allows.

June 27, 2018
The Contractor is scheduled to make water main connections at the intersection of Highland Drive and Upton Avenue on Thursday 6/28/2018.  The intersection of Highland Drive and Upton Avenue will be closed on Thursday 6/28/2018 from around 8 am to around 6 pm.  Please follow the posted detours as shown in the June 28 Detour Sketch and as illustrated on the Project Status Interactive Map.  The Contractor is also scheduled Thursday and Friday 6/28-6/29/2018 to install concrete driveway aprons and sidewalks on Highland Drive from Upton Avenue to County Road 5.

June 21, 2018
The Contractor is scheduled to continue paving on Highland Drive Friday 6/22/18.  They plan to complete the first two layers of asphalt on Highland Drive.  The Contractor is continuing water main and service installation on Upton Avenue south of Highland Drive.  Please refer to the Project Status Interactive Map in the "Links" section of this page for more details.

June 20, 2018
Upton Avenue at 135th Street is closed today (6/20/18) from 9 am till 2 pm.  The Contractor is making a water main connection at 135th Street and Upton Avenue today (6/20/18).  The Contractor is grading on Upton Avenue north off Highland Drive and is tentatively scheduled to pave the first layer of asphalt on Friday 6/22/18.  The Contractor is continuing concrete pours and grading on Highland Drive from Upton Avenue to County Road 5.  Please refer to the Project Status Interactive Map in the "Links" section of this web page for more details.

June 11, 2018
The Contractor is installing water main on Upton Avenue working north from Burnsville Parkway.  They are making a water main connection today (6/11/18) at Shawnee Lane.  Upton Avenue at Shawnee Lane is closed today (6/11/18) until 2 pm.  Please follow the posted detour as shown in the Project Status Interactive Map in the "Links" section of this web page.

June 4, 2018
The Contractor will be reclaiming the eastern lanes on Upton Avenue from Burnsville Parkway to 135th Street on Tuesday 6/5/18.  They will also be reclaiming the remaining pavement on Highland Drive east of Upton Avenue and will be reclaiming a portion of Upton Avenue south of Williams Drive.  The Contractor will be reconstructing manholes on Upton Avenue between Williams Drive and Highland Drive this week.  Please see the Project Status Interactive Map in the "Links" section and this web page for detailed updates. 

May 23, 2018
The Contractor is completing water main installation on Highland Drive east of Upton Avenue.  The Contractor is replacing miscellaneous curbs and sidewalks.  The Contractor is reclaiming the south lanes of Highland Drive today (5/23/18) from Penn Avenue to County Road 5.  Please see the Project Status Interactive Map in the "Links" section and this web page for detailed updates.

May 18, 2018
The Contractor is making a water main connection on Highland Drive at Dana Drive.  Highland Drive at Dana Drive will be closed on Monday 5/21/18 from 9 am to 2 pm and the detour route will be Penn Avenue, Manor Drive, and Manor Drive South.  Please see the Project Status Interactive Map in the "Links" section above and the 5/21/18 Detour Sketch for more information.

May 18, 2018
The Contractor is finishing connecting water services to the new main on Highland Drive from Manor Drive to County Road 5 today.  The Contractor is cleaning up the site for the weekend today.  The Contractor is tentatively scheduled to switch properties on temporary water over to the new water system on Highland Drive from Manor Drive to County Road 5 on Monday 5/21/18.  Please refer to the Project Status Interactive Map in the "Links" section above and this web page for detailed updates.

May 15, 2018
The Contractor is making a water main connection on Highland Drive at Penn Avenue.  Highland Drive at Penn Avenue will be closed on Wednesday 5/16/18 from 9 am to 2 pm and the detour route will be Thomas Avenue, Brookview Drive, Penn Avenue and Oliver Avenue.  Please see the Project Status Interactive Map and the 5/16/18 Detour Sketch for more information.

May 14, 2018
The Contractor is making a water main connection on Highland Drive at Oliver Avenue.  Highland Drive at Oliver Avenue will be closed on Tuesday 5/15/18 from 9 am to 2 pm and the detour route will be Penn Avenue, Manor Drive, and Manor Drive South.  Please see the Project Status Interactive Map and the 5/15/18 Detour Sketch for more information.

April 18, 2018
The City Council awarded a construction contract to Ryan Contracting Company, Inc. at their April 17, 2018 regular meeting.  The contractor is tentatively scheduled to start the project around middle to late May 2018.  An Open House is scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers at Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway.  Residents in the project area will be sent an invitation to this meeting.  Engineering staff will be available to answer questions about construction, the contractor’s proposed schedule, and will take comments concerning the improvements.

March 12, 2018
A Public Hearing was held on March 6, 2018.  The City Council ordered the improvements, approved the plans & specifications and ordered advertisement for bids.  Bids will be received in early April and a contract will be awarded at the April 17, 2018 City Council meeting.  

February 23, 2018
The City Council received the Preliminary Report for this project at their February 20, 2018 regular meeting.  A Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway.  The Public Hearing is a meeting where the City Council receives public testimony regarding the improvement.  You are invited to address the City Council if you have concerns with any portion of the project.  Public Hearing notices and invitations have been mailed to effected property owners.  The Public Hearing Notice is available in the "Links" section of this page.

January 2, 2018

A neighborhood meeting is being held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 3:30 to 6:00 PM in the City Council Chambers at Burnsville City Hall for property owners interested in learning more about this project.  Formal invitations have been mailed to effected property owners and a sample invite is available in the "Links" section of this page. 

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