Street Improvements

Overview


Street maintenance is one of the largest and most expensive responsibilities of Township government. White Bear Township is continuing to make improvements to their Pavement Management Program to preserve the Town’s 42.9 miles of local roads, provide for the safe and efficient travel of its citizens, retain property values, keep the city attractive and desirable, and minimize costs to the property owners and taxpayers for the Town. 

2020 Street Improvements Project

On August 21, 2019, the White Bear Township Town Board ordered the preparation of a feasibility report for the Township’s 2020 street improvements. The 2020 street improvement areas are listed below:

  • Lakewood Ave (from County Road F E to Arbor Dr
  • Ralph St (from Lakewood Ave to Homewood Ave)
  • Arbor Dr (from County Road F E to Homewood Ave)
  • Hillaire Rd (from Arbor Dr to South Shore Blvd)
  • Summit Ln (from Arbor Drive to South Shore Blvd)
  • Forest Ct (from Arbor Drive to South Shore Blvd)
  • Glen Oaks Ave (from Arbor Drive to South Shore Blvd)
  • Lakewood Ave (from Arbor Drive to South Shore Blvd)
  • Homewood Ave (from Arbor Drive to South Shore Blvd)

At this time the Township has awarded the project to T.A. Schifsky and the contract process is underway. Construction is set to begin on June 15th. Please refer to the updated Construction to Begin informational flyer for more details.

Street Improvement Updates:

July 14, 2020 @ 12:05 pm - Rain day today. Tomorrow the contractor will start installing concrete curb on Glen Oaks and move to the streets to the east. There will be no driving over the concrete for 7 days once it is installed.

Also watermain work at the intersection of Ralph/Lakewood - water will be shut off starting at 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

July 13, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - Tomorrow, if there is no rain, contractor will start installing concrete curb on Glen Oaks and move to the streets to the east. There will be no driving over the concrete for seven days once it is installed.

Also watermain work at the intersection of Ralph/Lakewood - water will be shut off starting at 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

July 10, 2020 @ 3:40 pm - Monday, July 13 contractor will do road work on Hillaire. Storm pipe crew will start on Summit then back to Lakewood. The contractor will start preparing on Monday for concrete curb on Tuesday. 

July 9, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - Tomorrow the contractor is milling Ralph Street and Lakewood Ave from County Rd F to Arbor Dr. Storm pipe installation on Lakewood Ave. Grading will occur on Hillaire. Please no parking on Lakewood Ave, Ralph Street or Hillaire. 

July 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - Tomorrow the contractor is performing road work on Summit and Hillaire. They will complete storm pipe work on Arbor and then move to Lakewood. 

July 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - Tomorrow the contractor is millIng Ralph Street and Lakewood Ave from County Rd F to Arbor Drive. They will finish the hydrant work without shutting off the water. Storm pipe installation will resume on Arbor Drive. Grading will occur on Summit Lane. Please no parking on Lakewood Ave, Ralph Street or Summit Lane.

July 7, 2020 - The road crew will finish grading the last small area on Forest Court and then move on to Summit Lane. Any vehicles needing to get in and out of Forest Court or Summit should be parked elsewhere during the day tomorrow.  

July 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - Homewood Avenue residents will have the water shut-off from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 7 for water main work.  If the work gets done sooner, the water will be turned back on earlier.  All residents impacted by the water shut off will receive a flyer today, July 6. 

July 6, 2020 - Contractor is installing storm pipe on Arbor Drive. Contractor will finish road grading work on Forest Court and then move to Summit. Any vehicles needing to get in and out of Forest Court or Summit should be parked elsewhere during the day. 

July 2, 2020 - Contractor installing storm pipe on Arbor Drive and road grading work on Forest Court. Any vehicles needing to get in and out of Forest Court should be parked elsewhere during the day.

July 1, 2020 - Contractor continues to install storm sewer pipe on Arbor Drive. Minimal road grading work will occur today. 

June 30, 2020 - Contractor is installing storm sewer on Arbor Drive. Vehicles should not be parked on streets that have construction activity during the day. 

June 29, 2020 - Contractor is rained out for the day.

June 26, 2020 - Contractor is grading on Glen Oaks and Forest Court. Vehicle should not park on these streets during the day. Mailboxes are relocating to Arbor near Lakewood.

June 25, 2020 - Contractor is replacing culvert on Hillaire, storm pipe on Arbor and grading the milled roads.  

June 24, 2020 - Contractor is continuing to install storm sewer on Arbor Drive and grading at the milled roads.

June 23, 2020 - Contractor is installing storm sewer on Arbor Drive and grading at the milled roads.

June 22, 2020 - Contractor is installing a large storm sewer structure at the east end of Arbor Drive. Traffic is able to enter and exit the area just not at the structure location.

June 19, 2020 - Private utility companies will be marking their lines. Driveway removal markings will be painted. Contractor will start storm sewer Monday on Arbor. * The Phase 1 flyer is being handed out to residents on Arbor, Hillaire, Summit, Forest and Glen Oaks.

June 18, 2020 - Contractor is milling the roads and replacing culverts. 

June 17, 2020 - Contractor will continue adjusting structures today.  Tomorrow contractor will begin milling of Arbor, Hillaire, Summit, Forest and Glen Oaks, as well as, replacing storm culverts at the road connections to South Shore Boulevard. 

June 16, 2020 - Contractor will begin adjusting structures this afternoon starting on Arbor, Hillaire, Summit, Forest and Glen Oaks then moving to the rest of the streets. 

June 15, 2020 - Contractor will start adjusting structures in the roadway tomorrow. Construction will start on the east half of the project and will included Arbor, Hillaire, Summit, Forest and Glen Oaks. There will be minimal disturbance. 

June 12, 2020 - Tree removals will be completed today.

June 10, 2020 - No road work occurring this week. Contractor is performing preparation activities. Tree removals scheduled to begin tomorrow. 

Preliminary Project Schedule

 
Adopt Assessments                                                                                             
Assessment Hearing                                                                                     
Neighborhood Informational Meeting                                                                   
Authorize Amount to be Assessed                                                                       
Construction Completed                                                                                     
Construction Begins                                                                                                 June 15, 2020    Award Contract                                                                                                           May 4, 2020
Bid Opening                                                                                                         
Authorize Advertisement for Bid                                                                         
Accept Plans & specifications                                                                             
Neighborhood Informational Meeting                                                                  
Authorize Preparation of Plans & Specifications                                              
Order Improvements                                                                                           
Public Hearing                                                                                                    
Neighborhood Informational Meeting                                                                  
Call for Public Hearing                                                                                       
Accept Feasibility Report Presentation (PDF)                                                    
Neighborhood Informational Meeting                                                             September 26, 2019
Authorize Preparation of Feasibility Report                                                          August 21, 2019

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