Charest Woodlawn – 2018 Street Improvement Project

//Charest Woodlawn – 2018 Street Improvement Project

Charest Woodlawn – 2018 Street Improvement Project

The Charest Woodlawn Street Improvement Project includes the streets of Independence Avenue North, Gettysburg Avenue North, and Hillsboro Avenue North.   This project started in May, 2018 and will be completed by mid-September, 2018, weather permitting.

Charest Woodlawn Street Improvement Project Activities Include:

  • Reclaim and grade streets
  • Bituminous street paving
  • Storm sewer improvements
  • Replacement of watermain hydrants
  • Street lighting

To receive project e-mail updates  of construction progress and daily activities, please contact Kurt Bearinger at with “2018 Street Improvements Updates” in the subject line. If you have questions about this project contact the project hotline at 763-231-4842.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 

This week, Xcel Energy is planning to install a meter in the service cabinet and then connect the conductors to the power source for the street lighting. The forecasted rain could push this work into next week.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 

This week there has been ongoing electrical work for the street lights. Residents on Gettysburg Ave and Hillsboro Ave will soon see a contractor hand-digging holes in the boulevard in order to raise curb stop boxes to the finished street grade.

Man digs a hole in the ground for planting trees

AUGUST 30, 2018

The fence contractor has completed most of the installations throughout the neighborhood.   The electrical contractor will be installing the light fixtures on the poles this week.

AUGUST 23, 2018

The sod contractor will complete sodding today aside from the area where temporary mailboxes are located. Sod requires water a little more often than an established yard as the grass has to develop a root system. Please water areas that appear dry.  The installation of the permanent mailboxes is scheduled for this Thursday, August 23.

AUGUST 16, 2018

The landscaping contractor will be fine grading and placing sod tomorrow and Friday, weather permitting.  They will also be watering the sod after it is placed. Please water areas of sod along your property if they appear dry.  The contractor will also be watering sod every day after installation until September 15th. 

AUGUST 13, 2018

The grading crew is continuing to place topsoil behind the curb.  They will soon be finishing this work on Gettysburg Ave, on the north end of Hillsboro Ave, and then Independence Ave. 

AUGUST 2, 2018

This week, the contractor will be excavating and preparing bituminous driveways for paving on Friday.

Starting Thursday, the field project representative will be Brady Mensing, you can contact him at 612-246-8515 or

JULY 26, 2018

The grading contractor is currently fine-tuning the intersections at 109th Avenue.  Residents will continue to hear the grader going up and down the street.  The first layer of paving is scheduled for this Friday, July 27th and all neighborhood streets should be paved in one day.  We ask that residents not drive on newly poured pavement until it has been compacted with the steel drum roller (depicted below) a couple of passes. Also, please do not park vehicles on the street on Friday.

JULY 18, 2018

The grading contractor will be leveling out gravel and backfilling areas behind the new curb on Independence Ave N and Gettysburg Ave N this week.

We ask that residents who have access to their driveways park off the street during this work.

JUNE 29, 2018

Next week’s schedule includes continued grading and storm pipe work. Curb and gutter installation is also tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 9th.

June 20, 2018

 This week in the Charest Woodland neighborhood:

-Storm sewer installation on Independence Ave to Woodlawn Park

-Capping a fire hydrant on the dead end portion of Gettysburg Ave

-Street grading

-Relocation of gas services

The City Council, at the February 26, 2018 meeting, authorized advertisement of  bids.  The bid opening was held on April 3, 2018.  The project was awarded at the April 9, 2018 City Council meeting. To view the Charest Woodlawn Street Improvement Project PowerPoint presentation from the October 23, 2017 City Council Meeting – CLICK HERE