Street projects start soon around RosemountStarting in June the inevitable summer road construction will disrupt traffic patterns in Rosemount. This year’s projects will include improvements to 145th Street West, Shannon Parkway and streets in the Shannon Hills neighborhood.
By: Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages
Starting in June the inevitable summer road construction will disrupt traffic patterns in Rosemount. This year’s projects will include improvements to 145th Street West, Shannon Parkway and streets in the Shannon Hills neighborhood.
At its last meeting the Rosemount City Council approved assessments for the project and gave the go ahead for McNamara Construction to start work in June. McNamara came in as the low bidder for the project with a bid of $1,052,182. The estimate total cost of the project is $1,263,099.
Work will begin June 4 in the Shannon Hills neighborhood. Work there will include mill and overlay improvements.
City engineer Andy Brotzler said construction will not begin on the 145th Street improvements until Aug. 1 as to not affect Leprechaun Days. The street serves as the main focus of the annual celebration’s parade route. During construction 145th Street will be closed to through traffic. Residents who live along the street will have access to their homes.
Crews will improve 145th Street from Shannon Parkway to Cameo Avenue. The project will include mill and overlay, curb bump outs to calm traffic, crosswalk improvements at the intersections of Canada and Cameo Avenues and bicycle lane striping from Shannon Parkway to Robert Trail South.
Property owners living along improved streets will be assessed for the mill and overlay improvements. Single-family home owners on 145th Street and Shannon Parkway will be assessed $922 and multi-family and commercial property will be assessed $12.93 per foot. Single-family homes in the Shannon Hills neighborhood will pay $1,139. Payment for striping, curb and crosswalk improvements will come from a combination of sources including the city’s Capital Improvement Plan, Municipal State Aid, street maintenance and storm utility funds.
All construction is expected to be substantially completed by October.
For more information on the 2012 street improvement project visit the city’s website at ci.rosemount. mn.us.