Construction Begins on 37th Ave, Main St

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Road and Sidewalk Work Begins on 37th Ave and Main St, Scheduled for Completion in October
Street mill and overlay projects have begun on Main St, from 37th to 40th Ave, and on 37th Ave, from Main St to 5th St. Construction also includes sewer pipe replacements and installation of some pedestrian ramps and sidewalks. These projects are expected to be completed by mid-October, weather permitting. 

Please consider using alternate routes while work is being done. Certain sections of road may be shut down occasionally during the projects. Please obey construction signs and drive slowly through work areas.

Specific Project Details
• Main Street NE, 37th Ave to 40th Ave: The storm sewer pipe located midblock between 38th Ave and 39th Ave is being replaced.  The street will be closed in this area during pipe replacement.  Sanitary and storm sewer manhole and catch basin castings are being replaced. Curb and gutter is being replaced in some sections. The top 3 inches of street surface will be removed and new bituminous will be paved.

• 37th Ave NE, Main St to University Ave: The storm sewer pipe located near the intersection of 2nd St is being replaced.  The street will be closed in this area during pipe replacement.  Sanitary and storm sewer manhole and catch basin castings are being replaced.  Curb and gutter is being replaced in some sections.  The pedestrian ramp on 2½ St is being reconstructed.  A new sidewalk with pedestrian ramps is being installed from 3rd St to University Ave.  The top 2 inches of the street surface will be removed along the curb and gutter. New bituminous will be paved from curb to curb.

• 37th Ave NE, University Ave to 5th St: New storm sewer pipe is being installed on the north side of 37th Avenue from Huset Pkwy to 5th St.  Sanitary and storm sewer manhole and catch basin castings are being replaced.  Spot curb and gutter is being replaced.  A new sidewalk with pedestrian ramps is being installed from Huset Pkwy to 5th St. The top 2 inches of street surface will be removed along the curb and gutter. New bituminous will be paved from curb to curb.

Construction Zone Notices for Residents
ACCESS:  Alley and driveway access from the street and on-street parking may not be available between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm on days when crews are working. If concrete is replaced in front of your driveway or alley, it will be closed to vehicle traffic for up to seven days. Residents will be notified by the contractor if driveway access will be blocked for more than one consecutive day.

LANDSCAPING IN THE BOULEVARD:  The City will restore any disturbed boulevard areas.  If you have flowers, shrubs, or other landscaping in the boulevard, please contact City staff at 763-706-3700.

IRRIGATION/PET CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS: If you have irrigation or pet containment systems in your yard, please contact City staff at 763-706-3700. Irrigation and pet containment systems should be marked.

REFUSE AND RECYCLING: At this time, refuse, recycling, and yard waste pickup will remain the same. Columbia Heights staff will contact residents if the pick-up location needs to be modified.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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