East Side Street and Utility Improvements

Project Summary:

Project Type:
Street and Utility Improvements

Owner:
City of Elbow Lake

Overview:

The City of Elbow Lake requested the assistance of Apex Engineering Group to provide updates to the underground utility and roadways on the east side of the City.  The existing utilities and roadway surface were in poor structural condition and had reached their useful life.

Project Details:

Apex Engineering Group provided services to the City of Elbow Lake for the reconstruction of the sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer, as well as the streets which included curb and gutter and sidewalks on the east side of town. Apex was involved in the project from start to finish; preparation of a Preliminary Engineering Report, preliminary and final design, construction observation, staking, administration, and closeout. This project entailed upgrading the City’s underground infrastructure through a number of methods including open cutting, directional drilling, lining utilizing cured in place pipe, as well as jack and boring.

Permitting and coordination occurred with a number of entities including the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Grant County, and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. On-going communications between these entities help to ensure timely submittal and document approval.

The City assessed a portion of the improvement costs to benefitting property owners. Apex provided assistance to the City through the assessment process by completing assessment calculations per the City’s assessment policy, holding the necessary public meetings, and completing the necessary assessment documentation once the final assessment roll was approved. Apex assisted the City in securing a significant amount of grant and low interest loan from the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority by aiding in funding application services. Apex also provided funding administration services throughout the duration of the project.

Construction commenced in 2014 and, as a result of the project size and phasing, was completed in 2016.

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