Welcome to the Sewer and Street Improvement District No. 25 project web page! This blog has been put together and will be updated in order to keep residents informed of construction activity taking place in your neighborhood and throughout the City of Casselton. This site will also provide contact information for any questions or concerns that may arise throughout the construction process.
The Sewer and Street Improvement District No. 25 project encompasses a large portion of the City of Casselton.
All streets that are being replaced or repaired can be seen on the street project map.
All sanitary sewer lines that are being replaced or rehabilitated can be seen on the sewer project map.
The City of Casselton has awarded a construction contract to Kindred Plumbing & Heating of Kindred, North Dakota to perform the project improvements. Moore Engineering, Inc. will be managing engineering duties and working with the City and Contractor on the project.
First Point of Contact
Resident Project Representative – Dale Rousseau 218-443-3553
Kindred Plumbing & Heating
On Site Superintendent – Patrick Hockett 701-238-6790
Moore Engineering, Inc.
Project Engineer – Cavin Berube 701-282-4692
Project Engineer – Brandon Oye 701-282-4692
Project Manager – Kyle Meyer 701-282-4692
City of Casselton
Public Works Department – Kevin Mayer 701-347-4861
The contacts listed above are listed for residents of the project area in order to provide a contact to call with project specific questions or project related problems. Resident Project Representative Dale Rousseau is the best person to initially contact with questions as he will be in the field for the duration of the project. Dale can typically meet with you on site to answer questions, or attempt to resolve any issues related to the project that may be occurring.
The contract is scheduled to begin work the week of July 15, 2013. Initial construction operations will include the installation of traffic control devices, delivery of materials to the site, and the reclaiming of a portion of the roadways within the project area.
The initial project areas where work will begin will be on this site once the contractor provides their schedule for construction.
On the street project map, wherever a “Mill and Overlay” is noted, the contractor will be bringing in a milling machine. This milling machine will mill off approximately the top 2” of asphalt. The contractor will then overlay the street with 2” of new asphalt. After the street has been milled, it will still be able to be utilized for driving and parking. However, the contractor will still need to place new asphalt on this street so parking and driving may be limited.
The streets that are being completely replaced will be reclaimed. This process involves a reclaiming machine that will be brought in to grind up the existing asphalt and gravel base. The reclaimed material will be ground up and reused as a base for the new street. The streets that have reclaimed materials left on them are safe to travel with a vehicle or pedestrian traffic. Although these streets are safe for travel, we ask that residents do not park on the streets in these areas if at all possible and utilize other routes around the project area. No parking signs will be installed prior to construction notifying residents where parking will be restricted. We ask that no parking in these areas is followed as vehicles will impede the Contractor’s ability to perform work in these areas. As construction continues to various areas of the project, these signs will be utilized in advance to forewarn residents.
What to Expect
The improvements included in this project will ultimately consist of street, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer improvements.
Underground work related to this project will consist of some sanitary sewer main replacement as well as some storm sewer replacement. The location of the sanitary sewer replacements can be found on the sewer project map. In areas where the sanitary sewer mains are being replaced, active services will be replaced up to 5’ behind the existing curb and gutter. If you are having problems with your sanitary sewer service, it would be a good idea to consider replacing the line to your residence. Unless an individual homeowner elects to have the sanitary sewer service replaced, the existing service (at the location 5’ behind the back of curb) will be reconnected to the new sanitary sewer main.
Other sanitary sewer work that will be completed will be through relining the existing sanitary sewer mains and rehabilitating the existing sanitary sewer manholes. This work is being done to cut down on the cost for street replacement and extend the life of the sanitary system. After the sanitary sewer main is relined, the contractor will cut open the active services along the sewer main that was relined. When sewer mains are being relined, residents will be asked to cut down on their water usage.
Storm sewer will be replaced on three different street sections. The storm sewer on 1st Street North in front of City Hall, on 1st Street North just north of Casselton Cold Storage, and on 1st Street South between the two First State Bank buildings. The storm sewer on these streets has broken down, and because the streets don’t drain correctly, the storm sewer will be replaced. On these sections of streets that involve storm sewer replacement, the streets will also be replaced with a new concrete street. The full street section will be removed. All curb and gutter will also be removed and replaced. These sections of road may be closed for longer periods of time.
Additional work which will be performed throughout the project area will be addition of storm sewer, replacement of areas of curb and gutter, sidewalk improvements and street improvements. All streets are scheduled to have the underground work completed and have the base course of the pavement completed by November 15, 2013. Any overlays on the milled areas will be completed this construction season. In areas of full replacement of the street section, it is likely that the wear course will be completed next year. A chip seal and fog coat will also be installed next spring as part of this project.
The contractor will need to periodically close portions or an entire street during their construction operations. At some points during construction, not all residents will be able to reach their homes with their vehicles. Parking areas will be designated and this inconvenience will be temporary. Temporary detours will be implemented to give the residents availability to reach their homes.
We anticipate the project to go smoothly and will do everything possible to keep the residents informed and limit any project inconveniences. If there are any residents which may have any medical problems or need to have 24-hour access to their homes due to medical reasons, please contact Cavin Berube at 701-282-4692 so that he can be made aware of the situation and construction operations can be coordinated accordingly. Any residents who are planning gatherings or events out of their homes this summer are also encouraged to contact Cavin ahead of time so that arrangements can be made to accommodate these functions.
Garbage containers will be marked specifically to the individual residences. Residents can bring garbage containers to the curb normally throughout construction. If construction activity prevents the garbage truck from getting to your house, the contractor will coordinate the containers in these areas to ensure they are dumped and returned back to the curb for residents to collect.
Safety is a major concern on the job site. The contractor will take precautions to help with safety on site. Parents, please be extra careful and ensure your children are not climbing or playing on or around the construction equipment. If you do notice safety issues, please contact anyone on the project team so it can be quickly resolved.
All future construction updates will be available online. A link to this blog can also be found on Moore Engineering, Inc.’s website or the City of Casselton website. Weekly updates will provide residents with construction progress, estimated timelines and what to expect as the project advances. Print outs will be made available at the City Hall for residents without internet access.