The Elm Creek Parkway Improvement Project extends from 109th Avenue North to Goose Lake Parkway. Traffic has been diverted to single lane head-to-head traffic along Elm Creek Parkway in the construction zone. Construction is scheduled to be completed October 2018, weather permitting.
Elm Creek Parkway construction activities include:
- Reclaim pavement
- Bituminous street paving
- Curb repair and replacement
- Trail reconstruction, including the trail behind Aspen Circle
- Storm sewer extensions
To receive project email updates contact Kurt Bearinger at email@example.com with “Elm Creek Parkway Improvement Updates” in the subject line. If you have questions about the project please call the Champlin Project Hotline at 763-231-4842.
OCTOBER 26, 2018
Elm Creek Parkway
Paving of the north bound lanes of Elm Creek Parkway was not worked on today due to the rain. The paving contractor will be attempting to pave tomorrow, Saturday October 27th. The north bound lanes will be closed to traffic during the paving operation. This will be most of the day, starting by mid-morning. Access and egress into and out of the neighborhood will be required to utilize the southbound lane of Elm Creek Parkway.
Should weather be a factor tomorrow, bituminous paving will be completed next week.
OCTOBER 24, 2018
Elm Creek Parkway
Traffic is once again split on Elm Creek Parkway. Southbound traffic is now on the southbound lanes and northbound traffic is on the northbound lanes. Construction work will be occurring the rest of the week on the south end of the parkway adjacent to the roundabout to remove the temporary pavement.
Placement of the final layer of bituminous pavement on the northbound lanes is scheduled for Friday, October 26th. This work is weather dependent. Northbound Elm Creek Parkway from 109th Ave N to Goose Lake Pkwy will be closed during construction hours for quality and safety assurance.
During the closure, traffic out of the area will need to go south to 109th Ave. To access the area’s neighborhoods, traffic will need to come from north of Goose Lake Parkway on Elm Creek Parkway. Intersections on the east side of Elm Creek Parkway will be closed for short intervals while they are being paved.
OCTOBER 23, 2018
Traffic is once again split on Elm Creek Parkway. Southbound traffic is now on the southbound lanes and northbound traffic is on the northbound lanes. Construction work will be occurring the rest of the week on the south end of the parkway adjacent to the roundabout to remove the temporary pavement. Placement of the final layer of bituminous pavement on the northbound lanes is scheduled for Friday October 26th. This work is weather dependent. Northbound Elm Creek Parkway will be closed the day the paving is being completed. This is for quality of work and safety of the workers.
The northbound lanes of Elm Creek Parkway are scheduled to be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, October 26 during street paving. Rain is in the forecast so this schedule may change. The detour will be Jefferson Highway.
OCTOBER 4, 2018
Construction crews are close to completing the pavement of the trail. Rainstorms may continue to delay this work. The remaining pedestrian curb ramps will be completed later this week and turf restoration will begin next week.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
The trails are scheduled to be paved this Friday. However, the pending rain will most likely cause the trails to be too wet to pave and push this work into next week.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
Construction crews have been busy this week setting the trail grade and shaping the aggregate base for the pedestrian curb ramps.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
In areas of the project where conditions are not too wet, the grading contractor will continue to work on the base layer of the southbound lanes this week. Curb backfilling and trail work will also occur.
AUGUST 30, 2018
This week, the contractor will be fine grading the roadway and preparing for paving. Curb back filling with also be completed.
AUGUST 23, 2018
The majority of the curb replacement was completed yesterday. The contractor will be completing the remaining sections of curb that were not placed with the curb machine this week. Some backfilling of the curb and other minor grading will also be worked on along Elm Creek Parkway.
AUGUST 16, 2018
Storm sewer construction has been completed and the pipe crew is now installing drain tile. This work will likely extend into Friday. Also, the street is being prepared for concrete curb construction. Crews will be starting on the south end and working north.
AUGUST 13, 2018
The pipe crew is installing storm sewer near the trail crossing. This work will not impact traffic along the detour of Elm Creek Parkway.
AUGUST 2, 2018
The grading contractor will continue to grade the trail alignment and prepare the aggregate base throughout the week. A boulder wall adjacent to the median sidewalk is scheduled to be constructed as well.
JULY 26, 2018
Storm sewer installation is the next step in this area. Curb and pavement removal as well as trail grading are currently being worked on.
JULY 18, 2018
The street and trails were reclaimed yesterday. The contractor will be removing excess reclaimed aggregate from the street and hauling it to the Charest Area. This work will have some impact at intersections, where there may be a slight delay.
JUNE 29, 2018
The grading contractor is currently preparing to pave the road and has tentative schedule to start next week. The excess street material is being placed on the median sidewalk.
May 29, 2018
City water will be turned off occasionally for the remainder of the week during hydrant re-routing and replacements. The water will be off for four to five hours at a time.
May 18, 2018
Construction will shift traffic to single-lane, head-to-head on the existing southbound lanes of Elm Creek Parkway from 109th Avenue North to Goose Lake Parkway beginning today.
May 14, 2018
Construction work on Elm Creek Parkway was initiated May 14, 2018 with the construction of a short segment of temporary road. Traffic will be placed single lane head to head next week on the existing southbound lanes.
APRIL 26, 2018
The Elm Creek Parkway Reconstruction Project was authorized for advertisement of bids. The bid opening was held on April 3, 2018. This project will be constructed jointly with the 2018 Street Reconstruction Project, Charest Woodlawn Addition.