Robbinsdale Street and Utility Construction
The City of Robbinsdale will be doing street and utility construction in two neighborhoods this Summer, one being Regent Avenue north of 42nd Avenue up to the cul de sac. City Engineer/Public Works Director Richard McCoy says, “This project will be a full reconstruction, so we’ll be replacing all the underground pipes, as well as the surface infrastructure, and included in that will be a new paved trail on the west side of the street, and the purpose of that is to connect some of the existing trails in the city, give the bikers and the walkers a nice bit of trail to walk on.” The project will also include some beefed up underground utilities. A 12 inch water main will be installed, connecting the city’s new water tower when it’s built, through the system down to the new water treatment plant. Construction on this project should begin in late June or early July, and be wrapped up by mid-October. The other project the city is doing will start in late Summer or early Fall as McCoy says, “It is kind of France Avenue, 36th Avenue, Hubbard Avenue, 38th Avenue. That one there will also include some key connections for the water treatment plant. There are some existing large pipes on that section already, but we’ll go from a 10 inch up to a 12 inch just to make sure we’ve got good coverage in the city.” Construction in this neighborhood will carry through into next year. Construction on Robbinsdale’s new water tower should begin late this Spring, and take about 18 months to complete, while construction on the new water treatment plant is on schedule, and it should be supplying the city with water by early Fall, McCoy adds, “The water treatment plant and the new water tower is kind of once in a generation infrastructure that will carry the city forward for the next hundred plus years, and provide improved water. At the moment we don’t soften, but when this plant comes online we will be softening, so that will be a marked improvement in water quality delivered to our residents.” You can find more information about these projects at http://www.robbinsdalemn.com, or by calling the city’s engineering department.