Street Improvements

Overview


Street maintenance is one of the largest and most expensive responsibilities of Township government. White Bear Township is continuing to make improvements to their Pavement Management Program to preserve the Town’s 42.9 miles of local roads, provide for the safe and efficient travel of its citizens, retain property values, keep the city attractive and desirable, and minimize costs to the property owners and taxpayers for the Town. 

2020 Street Improvements Project

On August 21, 2019, the White Bear Township Town Board ordered the preparation of a feasibility report for the Township’s 2020 street improvements. The 2020 street improvement areas are listed below:

  • Lakewood Ave (from County Road F E to Arbor Dr)
  • Ralph St (from Lakewood Ave to Homewood Ave)
  • Arbor Dr (from County Road F E to Homewood Ave)
  • Hillaire Rd (from Arbor Dr to South Shore Blvd)
  • Summit Ln (from Arbor Drive to South Shore Blvd)
  • Forest Ct (from Arbor Drive to South Shore Blvd)
  • Glen Oaks Ave (from Arbor Drive to South Shore Blvd)
  • Lakewood Ave (from Arbor Drive to South Shore Blvd)
  • Homewood Ave (from Arbor Drive to South Shore Blvd)

At this time the Township has awarded the project to T.A. Schifsky and the contract process is underway. Construction is set to begin on June 15th. Please refer to the updated Construction to Begin informational flyer for more details.

Street Improvement Updates:

September 23, 2020 @ 4:15 pmThursday, September 23 the contractor will continue raising structures that are under the pavement. 

September 23, 2020 - Contractor is re-installing mailboxes.  Mail is still delivered to the temporary mailboxes until all mailboxes are re-installed and the mail carrier will then change back to the individual mailboxes.  

September 22, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - Tomorrow, September 23 the contractor will begin raising structures that are under the pavement.

September 22, 2020 - Contractor will be maintaining and reviewing restoration.

September 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - On Monday, September 21 the contractor will finish sod and seed. Contractor will start re-installing mailboxes. Mail will still be delivered to the row of mailboxes until all individual mailboxes are re-installed. 

September 18, 2020 - Today the contractor will continue with sod and seed installation. 

September 16, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - Thursday, September 17 contractor will continue to place topsoil and install seed & sod.

September 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - Wednesday, September 16, contractor will continue to place topsoil, grade the boulevards and begin placing seed & sod. 

September 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - Tuesday, September 15 Contractor will place topsoil and continue on boulevard restoration. 

September 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - Monday, September 14 the contractor will place topsoil and perform boulevard restoration activities. 

September 10, 2020 @ 4:05 pm - Contractor will be working on the boulevards and irrigation repairs. Landscape company will begin on Monday, September 14 for the whole week.

September 10, 2020 - Contractor is working on driveway replacements. 

September 9, 2020 - Contractor will finish concrete curb and work on boulevards today. 

September 3, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - Tomorrow, September 4 & Monday, September 7 (Labor Day) no work will occur on the street improvement project. On Tuesday, September 8 contractor will work on concrete, driveways and boulevards. 

September 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - Tomorrow, September 3 contractor will review the project work perform to date.

September 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - Tomorrow, September 2 contractor will pave all remaining gravel road areas.  This will complete the first bituminous layer for the entire project.

September 1, 2020 @ 7:32 am - Today the contractor will finish concrete curb and gutter, install concrete driveways and perform road grading on Lakewood Ave, Homewood Ave and Arbor Dr. Reminder no vehicles can drive on new concrete curb & gutters and driveways for 7-days.

Contractor will continue grading on Arbor Dr. Any vehicles needing to get in or out of Arbor Dr please park elsewhere during the day. 

August 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - On Monday, August 31 contractor will finish concrete curb & gutter and install concrete driveways on Lakewood Avenue, Homewood Avenue and Arbor Drive. No vehicles can drive on new concrete for seven days. Contractor will continue grading on Arbor Drive. Any vehicles needing to get in or out of Arbor Drive please park elsewhere during the day. 

August 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - Contractor will finish concrete curb and gutter, install concrete driveways & perform road grading on Lakewood Ave, Homewood Ave & Arbor Dr. Reminder no vehicles can drive on new concrete curb & gutters & driveways for 7-days. Contractor will continue to backfill the previously installed concrete curb & gutter. Please let us know if any irrigation sprinklers have damage. 

August 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - Contractor will install the last of the concrete curb on Lakewood Ave and Homewood Ave. Concrete can not be driven on for seven days. 

August 26, 2020 - Contractor will also be working on Arbor Drive driveway access today. 

August 25, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - Contractor to continue grading the roads on Lakewood Avenue and Homewood Avenue. The final concrete curb and gutter is scheduled for Thursday. Any vehicles needing to get in and out of Homewood Ave & Lakewood Ave should be parked elsewhere during the day.

August 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - Mailboxes are being moved this afternoon to Lakewood Avenue by Ralph Street.   Contractor will continue to grade the roads on Lakewood Avenue and Homewood Avenue. Any vehicles needing to get in and out of Homewood Ave & Lakewood Ave should be parked elsewhere during the day.   

August 24, 2020 @ 9:05 am - Contractor hit a power & Comcast line with a truck.  Some residents will be affected.  Correction crews have been notified and are addressing the issues.

August 21, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - On Monday, August 24 contractor will be grading on Homewood Avenue and Lakewood Avenue. Any vehicles needing to get in and out of Homewood Ave & Lakewood Ave should be parked elsewhere during the day.   

August 20, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - Contractor will work on concrete driveways and sidewalk on Arbor Drive.  Contractor will be grading on Homewood Avenue and Lakewood Avenue. Any vehicles needing to get in and out of Homewood Ave & Lakewood Ave should be parked elsewhere during the day.   

August 19, 2020 @ 1:45 pm - Contractor will finish concrete curb on Arbor Dr from County Rd F to Lakewood Ave. Concrete can not be driven on for a week. Contractor will be grading on Homewood Ave and Lakewood Ave. 

August 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - Contractor will install concrete curb on Arbor Drive from County Rd F to Lakewood Ave. Notices were handed out to the impacted properties. No driving over the concrete curb for seven days. Please remove any vehicles from the driveway and garages. 

August 17, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - Contractor will pave bituminous driveways. Contractor will continue street grading on Arbor Drive. 

August 13, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - Contractor will continue grading Arbor Drive, Homewood Avenue & Lakewood Avenue (Arbor Drive to South Shore). Please have vehicles park only on the West side of the CR F school parking lot as activity will be increasing.

August 12, 2020 @ 3:20 pm - Contractor will pave Lakewood Avenue from CR F to Arbor Drive & Ralph Street. Contractor will continue grading the remaining roads. Please keep vehicles off of Lakewood Avenue & Ralph Street for paving.

August 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - Please park vehicles only on the West side of the County Road F school parking lot as activity will be increasing. Contractor will be grading the roads.

August 6, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - Tomorrow, August 7 the contractor will be performing minimal clean-up activities. Any prepared driveways not completed today will be completed in the morning.

August 5, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - Contractor will finish bituminous driveways on Forest Court, Glen Oaks, Summit Lane & Hillaire Road. Contractor will finish concrete driveways on Ralph Street and Lakewood Avenue. Contractor will finish concrete flumes along South Shore Boulevard at Glen Oaks and Hillaire Road.

August 4, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - Tomorrow the Contractor will be working on concrete storm catch basin and driveways. 

August 4, 2020 - Contractor is milling the remaining roads. Contractor is installing concrete curb on Ralph Street and Lakewood Ave (County Rd F to Arbor Dr). Do not drive on concrete for 7 days.

August 3, 2020 @ 12:45pm - Contractor will start setting up for concrete curb this afternoon, Monday, August 3rd on Ralph Street and Lakewood Ave from County Rd F to Arbor Drive.  

This will eliminate vehicle access to the property. Please move vehicles off of the property for the next week as the curb gets poured tomorrow. No concrete can be driven over for 7 days.

July 31, 2020 @ 3:05 pm - Contractor will work on driveways & preparing for concrete curb & gutter on Ralph Street & Lakewood Avenue (between County Road F & Arbor Drive) Scheduled for Tuesday.

July 29, 2020 @ 3:40 pm - Tomorrow, July 30 contractor will perform road grading on Lakewood Ave from County Road F to Arbor Drive. Please do not park on these streets during the day. 

July 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - Tomorrow contractor will perform road grading on Lakewood Ave (County Rd F to Arbor Dr) and minor road grading on Ralph Street.  

July 27, 2020 - Tomorrow contractor will be grading on Lakewood Ave (County Rd F to Arbor Dr) and Ralph Street.

July 24, 2020 - On Monday, July 27 the Contractor will be grading Lakewood Ave from County Road F to Arbor Dr and Ralph Street. Please do not park on these streets during the day.

July 23, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - Glen Oaks Ave, Forest Court, Summit Lane and Hillaire Road have been paved and open to traffic. Contractor will performed minimal activities on Friday.

July 23, 2020 - Contractor will shut down the watermain on Lakewood Ave between County Road F and Arbor Drive which also includes shutting off Ralph Street. Residents are being notified either last night or this morning. Water will be turned off starting at 9:00 am and back on by 5:00 pm. 

July 22, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - Contractor will be paving Glen Oaks Ave, Forest Court, Summit Lane and Hillaire Road tomorrow, July 23. Please no parking on the streets before they are paved. The roads will be open to traffic shortly after the paving is done.

July 21, 2020 - Concrete Update - Glen Oaks Ave and Forest Court curb and gutter can be driven over starting tomorrow, July 22. Summit Lane and Hillaire Road curb and gutter can be driven over starting on Thursday, July 23. Concrete driveways poured last Friday and Saturday can be driven over this Friday and Saturday respectively.

July 20, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - Tomorrow the contractor will install storm pipe on Lakewood Ave. Road sub-cutting will occur on Ralph Street and Lakewood Ave. Minor grading will take place on streets with new concrete curb & gutter.

July 16, 2020 @ 2:40 pm - Friday and Saturday the contractor will work on concrete driveways and sidewalks. A crew will install storm pipe on Ralph and general road grading will occur tomorrow.

July 15, 2020 @ 2:45 pm - Contractor will continue concrete curb on the four East streets. There is no driving over the new concrete curb for 7 days. Contractor is installing storm pipe on Ralph.

July 14, 2020 @ 12:05 pm - Rain day today. Tomorrow the contractor will start installing concrete curb on Glen Oaks and move to the streets to the east. There will be no driving over the concrete for 7 days once it is installed.

Also watermain work at the intersection of Ralph/Lakewood - water will be shut off starting at 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

July 13, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - Tomorrow, if there is no rain, contractor will start installing concrete curb on Glen Oaks and move to the streets to the east. There will be no driving over the concrete for seven days once it is installed.

Also watermain work at the intersection of Ralph/Lakewood - water will be shut off starting at 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

July 10, 2020 @ 3:40 pm - Monday, July 13 contractor will do road work on Hillaire. Storm pipe crew will start on Summit then back to Lakewood. The contractor will start preparing on Monday for concrete curb on Tuesday. 

July 9, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - Tomorrow the contractor is milling Ralph Street and Lakewood Ave from County Rd F to Arbor Dr. Storm pipe installation on Lakewood Ave. Grading will occur on Hillaire. Please no parking on Lakewood Ave, Ralph Street or Hillaire. 

July 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - Tomorrow the contractor is performing road work on Summit and Hillaire. They will complete storm pipe work on Arbor and then move to Lakewood. 

July 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - Tomorrow the contractor is millIng Ralph Street and Lakewood Ave from County Rd F to Arbor Drive. They will finish the hydrant work without shutting off the water. Storm pipe installation will resume on Arbor Drive. Grading will occur on Summit Lane. Please no parking on Lakewood Ave, Ralph Street or Summit Lane.

July 7, 2020 - The road crew will finish grading the last small area on Forest Court and then move on to Summit Lane. Any vehicles needing to get in and out of Forest Court or Summit should be parked elsewhere during the day tomorrow.  

July 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - Homewood Avenue residents will have the water shut-off from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 7 for water main work.  If the work gets done sooner, the water will be turned back on earlier.  All residents impacted by the water shut off will receive a flyer today, July 6. 

July 6, 2020 - Contractor is installing storm pipe on Arbor Drive. Contractor will finish road grading work on Forest Court and then move to Summit. Any vehicles needing to get in and out of Forest Court or Summit should be parked elsewhere during the day. 

July 2, 2020 - Contractor installing storm pipe on Arbor Drive and road grading work on Forest Court. Any vehicles needing to get in and out of Forest Court should be parked elsewhere during the day.

July 1, 2020 - Contractor continues to install storm sewer pipe on Arbor Drive. Minimal road grading work will occur today. 

June 30, 2020 - Contractor is installing storm sewer on Arbor Drive. Vehicles should not be parked on streets that have construction activity during the day. 

June 29, 2020 - Contractor is rained out for the day.

June 26, 2020 - Contractor is grading on Glen Oaks and Forest Court. Vehicle should not park on these streets during the day. Mailboxes are relocating to Arbor near Lakewood.

June 25, 2020 - Contractor is replacing culvert on Hillaire, storm pipe on Arbor and grading the milled roads.  

June 24, 2020 - Contractor is continuing to install storm sewer on Arbor Drive and grading at the milled roads.

June 23, 2020 - Contractor is installing storm sewer on Arbor Drive and grading at the milled roads.

June 22, 2020 - Contractor is installing a large storm sewer structure at the east end of Arbor Drive. Traffic is able to enter and exit the area just not at the structure location.

June 19, 2020 - Private utility companies will be marking their lines. Driveway removal markings will be painted. Contractor will start storm sewer Monday on Arbor. * The Phase 1 flyer is being handed out to residents on Arbor, Hillaire, Summit, Forest and Glen Oaks.

June 18, 2020 - Contractor is milling the roads and replacing culverts. 

June 17, 2020 - Contractor will continue adjusting structures today.  Tomorrow contractor will begin milling of Arbor, Hillaire, Summit, Forest and Glen Oaks, as well as, replacing storm culverts at the road connections to South Shore Boulevard. 

June 16, 2020 - Contractor will begin adjusting structures this afternoon starting on Arbor, Hillaire, Summit, Forest and Glen Oaks then moving to the rest of the streets. 

June 15, 2020 - Contractor will start adjusting structures in the roadway tomorrow. Construction will start on the east half of the project and will included Arbor, Hillaire, Summit, Forest and Glen Oaks. There will be minimal disturbance. 

June 12, 2020 - Tree removals will be completed today.

June 10, 2020 - No road work occurring this week. Contractor is performing preparation activities. Tree removals scheduled to begin tomorrow. 

Preliminary Project Schedule

 
Adopt Assessments                                                                                             
Assessment Hearing                                                                                     
Neighborhood Informational Meeting                                                                   
Authorize Amount to be Assessed                                                                       
Construction Completed                                                                                     
Construction Begins                                                                                                 June 15, 2020    Award Contract                                                                                                           May 4, 2020
Bid Opening                                                                                                         
Authorize Advertisement for Bid                                                                         
Accept Plans & specifications                                                                             
Neighborhood Informational Meeting                                                                  
Authorize Preparation of Plans & Specifications                                              
Order Improvements                                                                                           
Public Hearing                                                                                                    
Neighborhood Informational Meeting                                                                  
Call for Public Hearing                                                                                       
Accept Feasibility Report Presentation (PDF)                                                    
Neighborhood Informational Meeting                                                             September 26, 2019
Authorize Preparation of Feasibility Report                                                          August 21, 2019

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