Contracts awarded for two Coon Rapids street projects

Contracts have been awarded by the Coon Rapids City Council for two of the three residential street reconstruction projects planned this year.

Northwest Asphalt was the low bidder in the amount of $1,266,997.49 for reconstruction of 2.9 miles of residential streets in a neighborhood west of Crooked Lake Boulevard and north of 113th Avenue plus Oakwood Drive between Ninth Avenue and Eldorado Street.

The engineer’s estimate was $1,331,288.25.

In the second project, 4.2 miles of residential streets in a neighborhood east of Crooked Lake Boulevard and north of Coon Rapids Boulevard, the council awarded the contract to North Valley Inc. in the amount of $1,646,916.58

The engineer’s estimate was $1,731,203.35.

Both low bidders have completed several projects in Coon Rapids and performed very well, according to City Engineer Bob Moberg.

It is anticipated that work on both projects will begin May 20 and be completed at the end of August, Moberg told the council.

Streets to be reconstructed in the area west of Crooked Lake Boulevard and north of 113th Avenue are:

• Heather, Ivywood, Jonquil, Kerry and Lily streets between 113th and 115th avenues.

• 113th Avenue between Lily and Jonquil streets.

• 113th Lane between Kerry and Jonquil streets and 114th Lane between Jonquil and Ivywood streets.

• 115th Avenue between Heather Street and Crooked Lake Boulevard.

• 115th Lane and 116th Avenue between Heather and Eidelweiss streets.

• 116th Lane between Kerry and Heather streets.

• Eidelweiss, Gladiola and Heather streets between 115th and 117th avenues.

• 117th Avenue between Heather and Gladiola streets.

Improvements include removal and replacement of existing bituminous pavement and gravel base, removal and replacement of damaged curb and gutter, sidewalk and driveway aprons, installation of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant pedestrian curb ramps as needed, and repair or replacement of fire hydrants, storm sewer, sanitary sewer and watermain as needed, according to Moberg.

All curb and gutter on Kerry, 113th Lane, Ivywood and 114th Lane will be removed and replaced as part of the project, Moberg wrote in his report to the council.

The council also approved the assessments for the project, which will total $454,064.37 and will be spread over 255 properties, of which are 251 single-family lots, one apartment building, the WCCO radio tower site, one county property and one city property.

The single-family home assessment is $1,620 to be levied over a 10-year period at an interest rate of 2.7 percent.

The balance of the cost will come from various city funds – $619,036 from the street reconstruction fund, $79,700 from the storm water utility fund and $240,900 from the water maintenance fund.

The project east of Crooked Lake Boulevard and north of Coon Rapids Boulevard includes 15 streets.

• South Heights Drive from Crooked Lake Boulevard to where it ends east of Wren Street.

• 113th Avenue from Crooked Lake Boulevard to where it ends east of Bittersweet Street.

• 112th Lane from Crooked Lake Boulevard to its east terminus.

• 112th Avenue between Crooked Lake Boulevard and Yukon Street.

• 111th Avenue between Bittersweet and Zion streets.

• 110th Lane west of Zion Street.

• 110th Avenue from Yukon Street to where it ends east of Wren Street.

• Coon Rapids Boulevard Service Drive west of Bittersweet Street.

• Crocus Street between 112th and 113th avenues.

• Bittersweet Street between Coon Rapids Boulevard and South Heights Drive.

• Arrowhead Street between 111th Avenue and South Heights Drive.

• Zion Street between Yukon Street and South Heights Drive.

• Yukon Street from 109th Avenue to where it ends east of South Heights Drive.

• Xavis Street between 110th Avenue and Yukon Street.

• Wren Street between 110th Avenue and South Heights Drive.

According to Moberg, improvements will include removal and replacement of the existing bituminous pavement and gravel base, removal and replacement of damaged curb and gutter, installation of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian curb ramps as needed and repair or replacement of storm sewer, sanitary sewer and watermains as needed.

The project also includes the extension of storm sewer on Yukon from 112th Avenue to South Heights Drive at a cost of $28,000 to eliminate two cross gutters on South Heights Drive

Assessments approved by the council include 379 properties, of which 373 are single-family lots, one is a townhouse complex, three are commercial properties and one is city property.

The city will be assessing $635,456.52 with the rest coming from the street reconstruction fund ($811,144), storm water utility fund ($98,500) and water maintenance fund ($348,900).

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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