2022 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. 

Project Information

White Bear Township is considering street improvements for the following streets: 

  • Birch Knoll Drive
  • Effress Road
  • Martin Way
  • Portland Ave

The White Bear Township Pavement Management Program identified these streets for possible improvement in 2022. On November 2, 2020, the White Bear Township Town Board ordered the preparation of a feasibility report for the Township’s 2021 / 2022 street improvements. Below is a map showing the street improvement areas studied in the feasibility report.

Project Updates:

September 23, 2022Birch Knoll is being prepped for restoration to begin next week. The new road section is being installed on Martin Way. The sanitary forcemain is being installed on Portland Ave.  

September 22, 2022 - Concrete is being poured at storm structures on Portland Avenue. The sanitary forcemain is being lined on Portland Avenue. Storm sewer is being installed on Martin Way. The new road section is being installed on Martin Way.

September 21, 2022 - Concrete curb is being installed on Portland Avenue. Concrete driveways will follow. Sanitary forcemain is being cleaned and televised on Portland Avenue. Storm sewer is being installed on Martin Way. Road section is being installed on Martin Way.

September 20, 2022 - Birch Knoll is being prepped for restoration. Martin Way road section is being installed starting at Bellaire and working east. Storm sewer is being installed on Martin Way. Forcemain on Portland Avenue is being cleaned and televised. Concrete curb will be poured on Portland Avenue this afternoon.

September 19, 2002 @ 8:30 am -  Concrete curb is scheduled for Tuesday. Impacted residents have received a flyer. Martin Way road section is to begin Tuesday. Residents were notified with a flyer.

September 19, 2022 - Sanitary forcemain bypass system is being set up for forcemain work to follow. The new road section is being installed on Portland Avenue. Storm sewer is being installed on Martin Way.

September 16, 2022 - Storm sewer is being installed on Martin Way.  Bituminous driveways on Birch Knoll are scheduled to be completed today. 

September 15, 2022 - Portland subcutting continues for the new road base.  Storm sewer is being installed on Martin Way.  Bituminous driveways continue on Birch Knoll.

September 14, 2022 - Portland is being subcut for the new road base. Storm sewer is being installed on Martin Way. Manholes and gate valves are being raised on Birch Knoll.

September 13, 2022 - Portland is being subcut for the new road base. Storm sewer is being installed on Martin Way. Reclaim material is being stripped from Martin Way. Manholes and gate valves are being raised on Birch Knoll.

September 12, 2022 - Contractor is subcutting Portland Ave for the new road section. Watermain shut down is scheduled for Martin Way. Impacted residents have been notified. Once shut down is complete the contractor will be installing storm sewer on Martin Way.

September 9, 2022 - Storm sewer is being installed on Martin Way. 

September 8, 2022 @ 4:10 pm - Water will be restored at 4:30 pm.

September 8, 2022 @ 10:05 am - Emergency water shut off on Martin Way between Lakewood Ave and Portland Ave.  We are currently notifying the affected residents water will be shut off within a half hour and back on by 6:00pm.

September 8, 2022 - Base course on Birch Knoll will be paved today. Storm sewer is being installed on Martin Way at Lakewood and Homewood.

September 7, 2022 - Storm sewer is being installed on Portland. Contractor is preparing for paving on Birch Knoll.

September 6, 2022 - Contractor is tolerancing the road on Birch Knoll. Storm sewer is being installed on Portland Ave.

September 2, 2022 - Contractor is pouring concrete around storm catch basin structures on Birch Knoll.

August 31, 2022 - Contractor is installing water services on Portland. Concrete curb is being poured on Birch Knoll. Concrete driveways on Birch Knoll will be poured tomorrow.  

August 30, 2022 - Contractor is installing water services on Portland. Concrete crews will begin string lining curb on Birch Knoll.

August 29, 2022 - Contractor is installing water services on Portland Avenue. Concrete on Birch Knoll is scheduled to begin tomorrow. Residents received a flyer with more information regarding the concrete work.

August 26, 2022 - Storm sewer is being installed on Martin Way. Contractor is preparing the road bed on Birch Knoll.

August 25, 2022 - Road section is being installed on Birch Knoll at the cul-de-sac. Grinded asphalt is being removed from Martin Way. Storm sewer is being installed on Martin Way & Portland Avenue. 

August 24, 2022 - Contractor is continuing to install road subgrade on Birch Knoll. Contractor will begin to install storm sewer on Portland and Martin Way.

August 23, 2022 - Contractor is working on the watermain on Martin Way. The new road section is being installed on Birch Knoll.

August 22, 2022 - Reminder water shut off is scheduled for today and tomorrow, impacted residents were notified Friday. One contractor is working on a gate valve at Martin Way & Lakewood Ave. Another contractor is working on the roadway on Birch Knoll. 

August 19, 2022 @ 2:15 pm - A watermain shutoff is scheduled for next week on Monday and Tuesday. Impacted residents were notified with a flyer.

August 19, 2022 - Contractor is installing watermain on Portland Ave. Contractor is putting in road section on Birch Knoll.

August 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - A water shutoff is scheduled for tomorrow (8/19). Impacted residents were notified with a flyer.

August 18, 2022 - Birch Knoll road section is being installed. Contractor is installing watermain on Portland Avenue.

August 17, 2022 - Contractor is installing watermain on Portland Avenue. Contractor is beginning to place the road section on Birch Knoll.

August 16, 2022 - Contractor is installing watermain on Portland Avenue. Residents on Birch Knoll received a flyer with information regarding roadwork beginning tomorrow.

August 15, 2022 @ 4:15 pm - Republic Services Refuse Collection is delayed today for residents between County Road F and Martin Way due to construction and Birch Knoll was too muddy from the construction. Republic services will try again tomorrow, August 16. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

August 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm -  At this time the Town has not been notified that trash service is delayed on Portland. Please keep your trash out as they may try to pick up later this afternoon. 

August 15, 2022 @ 10:13 am - Republic Services Refuse Collection is delayed on Birch Knoll Blvd today due to road construction. They will try again tomorrow, August 16.

August 15, 2022 - Contractor will be working on installation of watermain on Portland Ave. A water shut off is scheduled for Portland residents at 10 am. Residents are receiving a door knock to inform of the shutoff. Contractor will also continue working on setting up temporary water services for Portland residents.

August 12, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - Flyer handed out to Portland Ave residents regarding work starting on August 15.

August 12, 2022 - Contractor addressing rain event.  Reclaiming on Martin Way at Bellaire Ave after the rain is done.

August 11, 2022 - Contractor finishing storm sewer on Birch Knoll Drive.

August 10, 2022 - Contractor continuing with storm sewer on Birch Knoll Drive.

August 9, 2022 - Contractor is continuing to work on Birch Knoll storm sewer.

August 8, 2022 - Contractor working on Birch Knoll storm sewer.

August 5, 2022 - Contractor will complete installing water services on Birch Knoll. Temporary water services will begin to be installed on Portland.

August 4, 2022 - Contractor is installing water services on Birch Knoll and is prepping materials for storm sewer installation on Birch Knoll. 

 August 3, 2022 - Contractor is continuing to install water services on Birch Knoll.

August 2, 2022 - Contractor is continuing to install water services on Birch Knoll.

August 1, 2022 - Contractor is installing water services on Birch Knoll. They will be working south from County Road F towards the cul-de-sac.

Friday, July 29 - Contractor will begin water service installation on Birch Knoll starting in the cul-de-sac and working north towards County Road F.

Thursday, July 28 - Contractor is performing forcemain work on Portland Ave and Martin Way. Portland Ave residents will be receiving notice from the post office regarding switching to use of temporary mailboxes. The temporary mailboxes are located at Martin Way and Portland.

Wednesday, July 27 - Contractor is wrapping up watermain installation on Birch Knoll Drive and performing site cleanup.

Tuesday, July 26 - Contractor is continuing to install watermain on Birch Knoll Drive.

Monday, July 25 - Contractor is continuing to install watermain on Birch Knoll Drive.

Friday, July 22, 2022 - Contractor is continuing to work south on Birch Knoll installing watermain.

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - Contractor is continuing the watermain installation on Birch Knoll working from County Road F to the south towards the cul-de-sac. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - Contractor will begin watermain replacement on Birch Knoll. Residents were notified by flyer about the watermain installation activity. Reclaim material is being stripped from Portland.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - Contractor is performing watermain work at the water tower. A temporary shut down is scheduled until 5 pm. Reclaim material is being stripped from Portland Avenue.

Monday, July 18, 2022 - Contractor is setting up temporary water services for residents on Birch Knoll and reclaim material is being stripped from Birch Knoll and Portland. A temporary watermain shutdown is scheduled for tomorrow. Residents impacted by the shutdown have received a notice. 

Friday, July 15, 2022 - Contractor is stripping reclaim material from Birch Knoll and Portland.

Thursday, July 14, 2022 - Reclaiming is taking place today on Birch Knoll and Portland.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - Contractor will begin preliminary set up of temporary watermain for residents located on Birch Knoll and Portland. Residents who will need a temporary water service set up will receive a notification flyer.

Monday, May 16, 2022 - Xcel Energy continues to install their new gas lines. This is not part of the street improvements project. Xcel Energy’s subcontractor Q3 crews are stating 17 trees will be removed with the street project. There are actually only 16 tree removals and 14 are in Bellaire Park off of County Road F.

Monday, April 18, 2022 - Xcel Energy has started preparing for the gas line replacement activity. Xcel Energy has given out a construction flyer to the impacted residents. This is not part of the street project.


Map of Street Improvements 2021-2022

Preliminary Project Schedule

Adopt Assessments
Assessment Hearing
Authorize Amount to be Assessed
Construction Completed
Construction Update Flyer Mailed
June 29, 2022
Award Contract - Project Awarded FlyerMay 16, 2022
Bid OpeningMay 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am
Authorize Advertisement for BidApril 18, 2022
Accept Plans & SpecificationsApril 18, 2022
Authorize Preparation of Plans & Specifications
Order ImprovementsApril 18, 2022
Public Hearing

Call for Public Hearing
Open House at Heritage Hall (4200 Otter Lake Road)March 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm -7:30 pm
Accept Feasibility Report January 4, 2021
Project Letter, Questionnaire & Brochure Mailed to ResidentsDecember 2, 2020
Authorize Preparation of Feasibility ReportNovember 2, 2020