3rd Avenue SE (CSAH 8)

Project Summary:

Project Type:
Street and Utility Improvements

City of Perham, Otter Tail County


The City of Perham and Otter Tail County approached Apex Engineering Group to aide in the design and reconstruction of County State Aid Highway No. 8 and various side streets in the City’s commercial district.

Project Details:

Apex Engineering Group was pleased to partner with the City of Perham, MN and Otter Tail County in revitalizing their commercial district. Apex assisted the City and County in preparing preliminary funding for the State’s Clean Water and Drinking Water Revolving Funds more than a year ahead of the County’s authorization to commence the design of the proposed improvements. The preliminary design continued with the preparation of an updated Preliminary Engineering Report that included additional project components and streetscape alternatives which would tie the commercial district with the City’s core downtown.

The ultimate build out of the project consisted of constructing water main, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, twenty-two blocks of urban streets which included streetscapes and stamped bituminous crosswalks, LED lighting and decorative pedestrian lights, and traffic signal modifications.

In addition to the technical aspects of the project, Apex worked as a liaison between the owners, project stakeholders, and impacted citizens beginning with preliminary layouts through design and build out.

Apex assisted the City with numerous presentations to staff, City Council, various business, and homeowners to outline the improvement schedules, detour routes and other project components. Presenting milestones and communicating progress was a critical element to the project’s success.

Apex assisted with the Preliminary Engineering Report, storm water modeling, permitting, public presentations, hearings, and the assessment process, final design, bid documents, and construction. The improvements were broken into six phases to accommodate business access in the City’s retail district through their busy tourist season. Construction was complete in the fall of 2015.

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