72nd Street Reconstruction Project
This project will involve the reconstruction of 72nd Street from Douglas Avenue to just north of Prairie Avenue. This reconstruction will provide for the replacement of a 25' wide street. The limits of this project will extend from the north side of Douglas Avenue, north along 72nd Street through the intersection with Prairie Avenue. This area does not have an adequate storm sewer system, so a new storm sewer will be added as part of the project. Storm Sewer improvements will also be added along the north side of Ridgemont Drive from 72nd Street to 74th Street.
Project Status Update - 10/14/19
Stage 1 - The contractor has completed installing storm sewer on the north side of Ridgemont Drive from 72nd Street to 74th Street. The contractor has completed installing topsoil and anticipates completing the sod installation along Ridgemont Drive this week.
Stage 2 - 72nd Street is closed from Airline Avenue to Prairie Avenue. No through traffic will be allowed. Please refer to the Parking Exhibit below for information on places to park if you are in the closed section. The sidewalks will remain for walking access and mail delivery while the street is being replaced. The contractor has completed the majority of the street pavement on 72nd Street. Areas around the intakes still remain to be completed. On Wednesday we anticipate opening up the intersection of 72nd Street and Ridgemont Drive to allow parking on 72nd Street while the driveways are constructed. Notification will be provided when parking on 72nd Street will be allowed. It is anticipated sod will be installed along 72nd Street next week.
With the wet fall we have been experiencing, we will not be completing as much of the work as had been anticipated in 2019. We plan to fully complete stages 1 and 2 and reopen 72nd Street through the winter. We do not want to start stage 3 and risk not completing it prior to the end of the 2019 construction season. Stage 3 is scheduled to start first thing in the spring. Depending on the weather next spring, we anticipate stages 3 and 4 being completed prior to July 1, 2020. Stage 5 may need to occur after the 4th of July.
As a part of the project, storm sewer services will be installed to the properties on each side of the street. Property owners are strongly encouraged to connect to the service. A grant program has been established to aid in the process. Additional information is available in the helpful downloads below.