County Road F Watermain Replacement

Overview

The watermain on County Road F from Bellaire Avenue to East County Line Road has failed 14 times within the last 40 years. This project will replace that watermain with new Ductile Iron Pipe, as well as reconnecting new services from the new watermain. The watermain replacement is to be completed prior to Ramsey County's road improvement project. 

Project Information

  • Replace watermain

On April 5, 2021 the White Bear Township Town Board ordered the preparation of plans and specifications for the County Road F Watermain Replacement.

The Township awarded the project to Forest Lake Contracting during the June 21, 2021 Town Board Meeting. Construction is set to begin the week of July 6, 2021. Please refer to construction to begin flyer for more details.

Project Location

Project Updates:

September 9, 2021 - Ramsey County is reviewing the watermain project completion.

September 8, 2021 - Contractor has completed restoration activities. Ramsey County road project is underway.

September 7, 2021 - Contractor performing final restoration activities. Ramsey County road project begins today.

September 3, 2021- Contractor installing retaining wall and brick paver driveway. Contractor performing final road grading and restoration.

September 2, 2021 - Concrete curb at Lakewood Ave. Concrete at one driveway. Contractor performing restoration.

September 1, 2021 - Contractor performing final digging activity at Bellaire Ave. Contractor is working on restoration.  

August 31, 2021 - Contractor performing restoration.

August 30, 2021 - Contractor performing road work on County Rd F west of Portland Ave. Contractor beginning restoration activities.

August 27, 2021 - Contractor reviewing and addressing the rain impacts.

August 26, 2021 - Contractor is adjusting structures and material removals.

August 25, 2021 - Contractor will connect new water pipe to Portland Ave pipe. Residents on Portland Ave from CR F to Martin Way will have water shut off at 9:00am to 5:00pm. County Road F is closed during the work day at Portland Ave. Flyers were handed out yesterday.

August 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - Wednesday, August 25th, the contractor will connect new water pipe to Portland Ave pipe. Residents on Portland Ave from CR F to Martin Way will have water shut off at 9:00am to 5:00pm. The flyer has been handed out to the impacted residents. This is the work that got rained out today.

August 24, 2021 - Contractor rained out and won’t shut off any water today. Contractor is addressing the rain impacts.

August 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - Tuesday, August 24th the contractor will connect new water pipe to Portland Ave pipe. Residents on Portland Ave from CR F to Martin Way will have water shut off at 9:00am to 5:00pm. The flyer has been handed out to the impacted residents.

August 23, 2021 - Contractor installing new service east of Arbor Drive. County Rd F closed during the work day east of Arbor Drive.

August 20, 2021- Contractor installing new water service west of Portland Ave. Contractor to replace water connection to the school. Both flyers have been handed out and placed on the WBT website.

August 19, 2021- CenturyLink is on-site repairing the damaged lines.

August 19, 2021 - Water Main work will take place Saturday August 21st, between the hours of 9am and 5pm. During this time access to water will be limited or shut down. The flyer has been handed out to impacted residents.

August 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - On Friday contractor will perform watermain work in your area. The flyer has been handed out to impacted residents.

August 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - Thursday contractor will install residential new water services east of Bellaire Ave. The flyer has been handed out to the three impacted residents.

August 18, 2021 - Contractor installing residential new water services east of Bellaire Ave. County Rd F closed during the work day from Bellaire Ave to Lakewood Ave.

August 17, 2021 - Contractor installing individual new water services east of Lakewood Ave. Flyers were handed out yesterday.

August 16, 2021 @ 2:55 pm - Tuesday, August 17th contractor will install individual new water services east of Lakewood Ave. The flyer has been handed out to the impacted residents.

August 16, 2021 - Contractor installing individual new water services east of Lakewood Ave. Flyer were handed out on Friday to the impacted residents.

August 13, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - Monday, August 16th contractor installing individual new water services east of Lakewood Ave. The flyer has already been handed out to the impacted residents.

August 13, 2021 @ 9:15 am - Saturday, August 14th contractor will cut in new water service connection to the school. School and four resident water service shut off during the new connection. County Rd F will be closed at the school during the work day.

August 13, 2021 - Contractor installing individual new water services east of Lakewood Ave. County Rd F closed during the work day east of Lakewood Ave.

August 12, 2021 @ 1:45 pm - Saturday, August 14th contractor will cut in new water service connection to the school. The school and four residents have received the flyer. Last Saturday the work was rained out.

August 12, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - Friday, August 13th residents east of Lakewood Avenue will individually get new water service connections. The flyer has been given to the impacted residents.

August 12, 2021 @ 8:45 am - Contractor will be installing water services east of Birchknoll Drive. County Road F will be closed during the work day from Birchknoll Drive to East County Line Road.

August 11, 2021 @ 11:30 am - Thursday, August 12th the contractor will be installing new water service connections at the east end of County Road F. The impacted residents received a flyer.

August 11, 2021 - Contractor is installing new water service connections from Lakewood Ave to Portland Ave. The impacted residents were notified yesterday.

August 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - Wednesday, August 11th contractor will be installing new water service connections from Lakewood Ave to Portland Ave. The four impacted residents have received the flyer.

August 10, 2021 - Contractor installing new water service east of Birchknoll Drive and CR F temporarily closed at that location. Contractor then installing new water service west of Portland Ave and CR F temporarily closed at that location.

August 9, 2021 - Contractor working on services east of Birchknoll Drive with individual shut offs. County Road F is closed during the work day east of Birchknoll Drive. The three individual water shut off notices all were given on Friday.

August 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - Contractor will be turning off water on Monday. The flyer has been given to the three residents.

August 6, 2021 @ 11:45 am -Reminder - Saturday the school and four residents will be shut off of water starting at 9:00am.

August 6, 2021 - Contractor shutting off water at 9:00am in the area of Birchknoll Drive. CR F is closed west of Birchknoll Drive during the work day.

August 5, 2021 @ 2:50 pm- On Saturday, August 7th, the contractor will make two school water connections requiring water to be shut off. Saturday the school and four residents will be shut off of water starting at 9:00 am - flyers have been left. 

August 5, 2021 - Contractor performing watermain tests. Contractor shutting off water Friday in the area of Birchknoll Drive. Water shut off flyers handed to impacted residents this morning.

August 4, 2021 - Contractor is performing watermain testing.

August 3, 2021 - Contractor preparing for watermain testing. Contractor performing small excavation areas in CR F.

August 2, 2021- Contractor is working on watermain and testing east of Birchknoll Drive. CR F will be closed during the work day east of Birchknoll Drive.

July 30. 2021 @12:30 pm - Contractor will be working Saturday on watermain testing. No water or traffic impacts on Saturday.

July 30, 2021 - Contractor working on watermain by East County Line Road. County Road F will be closed during the day at East County Line Road.

July 29, 2021 - Contractor installing watermain in the area of East County Line Road. County Road F will be closed during the day east of Birchknoll Drive

July 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - Tomorrow County Road F will be closed during the day at East County Line Road. Contractor will connect into the watermain without anyone losing water service.

July 27, 2021 - All water was turned back on yesterday. Contractor continues to install watermain. County Road F is closed during the work day east of Arbor Drive.

July 26, 2021 - Contractor is shutting off water at 9:00am on Arbor Drive between CR F to Hillaire Road for watermain connection. Contractor installing watermain. County Road F is closed during the work day at Arbor Drive.

July 23, 2021 - Contractor installing watermain. County Road F is closed during the work day from Lakewood Ave to Portland Ave. Contractor is working Saturday.

July 22, 2021 - Contractor continues on watermain installation. County Road F is closed during the work day between Lakewood and Portland.

July 21, 2021 - Contractor is installing watermain. County Road F is closed during the work day east of Lakewood Avenue.

July 20, 2021 - Contractor is installing watermain. County Road F is closed during the work day east of Lakewood Avenue.

July 19, 2021 - Contractor continuing with watermain replacement activities. County Road F is closed at Lakewood Avenue.

July 17, 2021 - Contractor will be working on watermain replacement Saturday.

July 16, 2021 - Contractor starting watermain replacement work. Water shut offs and temporary water by-pass starting today, flyers handout to residents.

July 15, 2021 - Contractor has temporarily closed CR F during the work day from Bellaire Ave to Lakewood Ave for pipe work.

July 14, 2021 - Work will begin on the watermain replacement at the intersection of Bellaire Ave & County Road F. There will be a traffic closure at this intersection. Traffic will be able to access County Road F from Portland Ave, Birch Knoll Drive, Arbor Drive, Lakewood Drive, and E County Line Road. 

July 13, 2021 - Contractor completed fence work and is working on all restoration. 

July 12, 2021 - Contractor continues to set-up for the temporary water by-pass.

July 9, 2021 - Contractor is setting up water temporary by-pass for start of construction.

July 8, 2021 - Contractor preparing for construction activity next week.

July 7, 2021 - Contractor is performing preparation activities for construction next week.

July 2, 2021 - A pre-construction meeting was held today. A project flyer was handed out to the property owners. Construction preparations will begin next week.


Preliminary Project Schedule

Construction Completed
Construction Begins
Week of July 6th
Award ContractJune 21, 2021
Authorize Preparation of Plans & SpecificationsApril 5, 2021