All new water and sewer services have been installed in the first three blocks of N. Kingston St. (from the intersection of Main St. through Caledonia St.). These three blocks will be converted from temporary water to live water starting today, July 19. This will require A-1 Excavating personnel to access homes and businesses in these areas to turn the water valves back on.
A-1’s crew was on-site yesterday to clean up the first 3 blocks and create a surface that will be driveable for residents. Unfortunately, there is a chance of rain in the next 24 hours that may cause the road to become saturated and rutted. However, A-1 is trying to take steps today to hopefully prevent access problems.
Starting Wednesday, July 25, 2018, the contractor will begin grading the first 3 blocks of N. Kingston Street. During this process, the contractor will excavate the top ~28″ of soil in order to place the select granular and aggregate bases. After the soil is excavated, the contractor will perform a roll test, which involves driving a dump truck on the soil to show if the soil has proper density to withstand the traffic once the road is finished. If the roll test shows that there are not any problems, the contractor will place the select granular and aggregate base on the road. If the roll test shows soft spots in the soil, the contractor will have to open cut it to create a drying effect (which may last 1-3 days, and then put back in place) or excavate the poor soil and replace it with new, dry material.
As part of the grading work, all of the sidewalks will be removed from Main Street to Grant Street on Monday, July 23, 2018 so the City’s engineer can stake the curb lines for the project and A-1 Excavating can grade the road and sidewalk as one instead of separately.
It is expected that A-1 will begin setting up temporary water next week for the next few blocks after Caledonia St. It is unknown at this time how many blocks will be included.
If you have any questions or concerns about the project, City staff will be having a construction meeting with A-1 Excavating, Inc. and the City’s project engineers on July 19 at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall.
If you have a question or concern about the project, please feel free to contact Dylan Koch from WSB Engineering, who is the City’s project inspector and is on-site Monday through Friday. His cell number is 507-216-1596.