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Project Updates

City of Bemidji Project Updates

April 27, 2016

Construction will begin on the 30th Street NW portion of the Irvine Avenue NW & 30th Street NW Reconstruction Project. The project area stretches from the intersection of Irvine Avenue NW and 30th Street NW heading west to the intersection of 30th Street NW and Ridgeway Avenue NW. The 30th Street portion of the project is projected to be completed June 17th, 2016 depending on weather conditions. 

This project will involve the removal and replacement of bituminous pavement, aggregate material, concrete sidewalk, concrete curb & gutter, storm sewer pipes and structures, and turf establishment. During construction, 30th Street will be closed and traffic will be detoured (see the attached exhibit drawing for detour routes).


 

Thank you for your patience during construction. Please take a few moments to fill out this brief survey on the construction process. Click here for the survey.

November 2, 2015

Pavement striping is being completed starting today through Wednesday this week. We appreciate your patience during this project. 

October 19, 2015

Paving of the final lift of pavement on Irvine Avenue is beginning today and scheduled to be completed tomorrow evening. Residents are asked to park on neighboring side streets until further notice. Irvine Avenue will be closed to through traffic for the rest of the week for final striping and clean-up items.

October 13, 2015

Sidewalks and driveway aprons are being poured starting today. Residents are asked to park on side streets until further notice.

October 9, 2015

The first round of paving on Irvine Avenue will be completed this afternoon. Residents will be allowed to access their private driveways over the weekend. Concrete sidewalks and aprons will be poured starting Monday morning, October 12th. Residents are asked to park on neighboring side streets, as access to private drives will be closed until further notice.

October 7, 2015

Paving is to begin on Thursday morning this week and finish on Friday afternoon. Residents along Irvine Avenue are asked to park on side streets during these operations, but access should be available over the weekend. Sidewalks are scheduled to be poured on Monday October 12th, weather permitting. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we are nearing the end of construction for this year.

October 2, 2015

Residents along Irvine Avenue will have access to private driveways for the weekend. Access to Irvine Avenue is limited to only 29th Street from the West and East and 30th Street until further notice.

September 29, 2015

Curb and Gutter is scheduled to begin being poured on Wednesday September 30th & Thursday October 1st, weather permitting. Access to your driveway will be unavailable for several days while the concrete has time to cure. After the curb and gutter, we will be pouring concrete aprons at the entrance to your driveways on the West side of Irvine Avenue starting Tuesday October 6th-Thursday October 8th, weather permitting.

All cars, boats, and trailers that you may need to use during this period should be moved out of your property by 7:00 am on Wednesday September 30th and won’t be able to access the driveway again until next week.

You will be able to park on the street in front of your house or on an adjoining side street in the meantime.
City parking limitations will not be enforced during this period.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this phase of the project.

If you have any questions please contact either:

Travis Reierson @ 218-368-6277 Reierson Construction, Inc.
Andy Crotty @ 218-556-2259 Karvakko

August 27, 2015

Construction on Irvine Avenue will continue between 25th Street and 24th Street today which will close this area for thru traffic. All other intersections are accessible at this time.

August 26, 2015

Water services are being installed between 26th Street and 25th Street along Irvine Avenue. The 30th Street intersection with Irvine Avenue will also be closed due to watermain removals. These areas will be closed to thru traffic until further notice, all other intersections are accessible at this time.

August 24, 2015

The 29th Street intersection on Irvine Avenue will be closed until further notice due to storm sewer construction. All other intersections within the construction area are accessible at this time.

August 21, 2015

The construction area between Cedar Lane and Irvine Avenue along 30th Street is now open to traffic. The 26th intersection along Irvine Avenue will be closed today for watermain construction. Residents are asked to use alternate routes until further notice.

August 10, 2015

Water and sanitary sewer service installations continue between 27th and 28th Street. Residents will be notified for temporary water shutdowns, and should expect to be without water for 20-30 minutes.

August 6, 2015

The 30th Street intersection will be closed to traffic as sanitary sewer construction will be taking place. Sanitary sewer and water services are being installed between 26th Street and 27th Street. Residents will be notified before their water is temporarily shut off, and should expect to be without water for 20 to 30 minutes during the service installation.

July 30, 2015

The 29th and 28th intersections will be closed for watermain and sanitary sewer construction. Residents living on 28th Street from Park Ave to Irvine Ave will temporarily be without water until 9:30. An update will follow when the water is back on.

Water is back on and running from park ave to Irvine ave along 28th street, residents are encouraged to run an outdoor spigot or bathtub faucet to clear any sediment that may be built up in the new watermain.

July 29, 2015

The 28th street access and 29th street access will remain closed for watermain construction. Sanitary sewer construction continues between 27th street and 28th street. This area will also be closed to thru traffic until further notice.

July 24, 2015

Water main construction continues north and are currently at the 28th street intersection which will be closed until further notice. Sewer main construction is currently working north between 26th street and 27th street. The intersections at 26th street and 27th street are currently accessible at this time.

July 23, 2015

Sanitary sewer construction continues north of the 26th street intersection while watermain construction continues north of the 27th street intersection. 26th street intersection will be accessible for crossing traffic and traffic heading south of the 26th street intersection. The 27th street intersection will be closed to thru traffic.

July 22, 2015

Sewer and water main construction continue north from the 26th street intersection. The 26th street intersection along with the 27th street intersection will be closed until further notice.

July 21, 2015

Residents who use 26th street for morning access off of Irvine are advised to use 24th street to the south or 27th street to the north. 26th street will be accessible this afternoon for entry. Watermain construction continues between 26th street and 27th street. This area will be closed to traffic.

Watermain construction continues north from 26th street. There is now access on 26th street to head south on Irvine Ave. and to cross Irvine Ave. but no thru traffic between 26th and 27th street.

July 20, 2015

Temporary water service is being placed between 26th street and 29th street. All side street entrances are accessible at this time.

Temporary road closure between 26th street and 27th street along Irvine ave due to watermain placement. Residents in this area are advised to use the 27th street entrance.

July 17, 2015

Sanitary sewer construction continues at the intersection of 26th Street NW & Irvine Avenue. Residents are encouraged to use 24th Street NW from the west to access residents located south of 26th Street. Temporary water is being installed on the west side of Irvine Avenue starting from 26th Street and heading north. Residents can expect minor interruptions in service, but construction crews are informing residents prior to commencing temporary water service connections.

July 15, 2015

25th Street NW will be temporarily inaccessible for the utilities being installed under Irvine Avenue. Residents are encouraged to park on 26th Street for access to their homes.

July 14, 2015

Sanitary sewer construction is between the intersections of 25th Street and 26th Street today. Residents who use 25th street for Irvine access are advised to use 26th street entering from the east or 26th street entering from the west. All Irvine Ave side streets, with the exception of 25th street, are accessible at this time. Access to private driveways between 24th Street and 25th Street will be at times temporary closed due to sanitary service installations, but no interruption in service is anticipated.

Temporary mailbox locations have been installed at both 26th Street and 27th Street providing mail service for Irvine Avenue residents, with mail service scheduled to resume today as usual.

July 13, 2015

Sanitary sewer construction continues on the south end of Irvine Ave heading North. Residents who use 25th street for Irvine access are advised to use 26th street entering from the east or 26th street entering from the west. All Irvine Ave side streets, with the exception of 25th street, are accessible at this time.

July 9, 2015

Sanitary sewer construction continues on the south end of Irvine Ave. Residents who use 24th street for Irvine access are advised to use 25th street entering from the east or 26th street entering from the west. All Irvine Ave side streets, with the exception of 24th street, are accessible at this time.

Pedestrian traffic will be detoured around the Irvine Avenue Construction project via Park Avenue from Paul Bunyan Drive to 30th Street NW for the duration of the Irvine Avenue road closure.

July 8, 2015

Pavement removals are continuing today on Irvine Avenue heading North from 25th Street NW. Additional crews are beginning to install new sanitary sewer starting from 25th Street NW and heading South toward Paul Bunyan Drive. No service interruptions are anticipated for this portion of work.

July 7, 2015

Irvine Avenue NW is officially closed from Paul Bunyan Drive to just South of the 30th Street NW intersection. Work is beginning with pavement removals starting just North of Paul Bunyan Drive and continuing North toward 30th Street NW.

Construction will begin Monday, July 6th.

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