2020 Street Project Update


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Due to the Thanksgiving holiday this week, there will not be a meeting on 11/27/20.

Have a question or concern about road construction in Windsor Heights? Join us weekly via Zoom starting Friday the 21st at 2 PM. We will be providing project updates and residents will have a chance to ask questions. The meetings are short and informal. They last roughly 15 minutes or until all questions are answered.

Click here to view previous meeting recordings.

Zoom Meeting Information

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

Meeting ID: 893 2738 0827

Passcode: 974983

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Phone: 312 626 6799

Please scroll down for updates on individual projects

2020 City Overview Projects Map of Windsor Heights

University Avenue

Read the latest update on this project here.

The project started in April. The majority of the work is expected to be completed in 2020, but some work will have to be done in 2021. The project is a complete reconstruction of University Avenue from 73rd Street to 70th Street and an overlay from 63rd Street to 70th Street. A shared-use pedestrian and bicycle trail will be added to the south side of the road. Rain gardens will be added along the length of the corridor. There will also be streetscape improvements, wayfinding signs, trees, and DART stops installed as a part of this project.


69th Street and Allison Avenue

Read the latest update on this project here.

These two streets are being bid as one contract. There is extensive storm sewer installation occurring on Allison Avenue. A new water main is being installed on 69th Street from School Street to University Avenue. This project will begin in April or May and should be finished by the end of November. Both of the streets are having minor sanitary sewer repair work done while the street is under construction.


College Drive

Read the latest update on this project here.

The street is being reconstructed, minor sanitary sewer work is being done, storm sewers and storm sewer intakes are being added, and portions of the water main are being replaced. The project will begin in April or May and should be finished by the end of November.


2020 PCC Patching Project

Read the latest update on this project here.

The three locations where extensive patching will be done on existing pavement are the bridge approaches on 73rd Street as the road crosses Walnut Creek, the outside southbound lane on the 900 block of 73rd Street near the entrance to the YMCA, and the intersection of 70th Street and Hickman Road south towards Wilshire Blvd. The pavement at these locations has deteriorated badly and is in need of patchwork. Public Works staff has spent considerable time filling potholes on these three stretches of road over the last five years. Plans for this project are still being put together and will be presented to the City Council in February. Construction is expected to happen any time during the 2020 construction season.


On all of the projects listed above, staff will work with the contractors to minimize disruption to traffic and access to driveways. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve our town’s streets.


Questions

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of the following people:

Dave Burgess, Mayor

515-720-9250

dburgess@windsorheights.org

 

Mike Jones, City Councilmember, Mayor Pro Tem

515-238-5105

Mike.jones@windsorheights.org

 

Susan Skeries, City Councilmember

515-250-2206

Susan.skeries@windsorheights.org

 

Threase Harms, City Councilmember

515-975-5299

tharms@windsorheights.org

 

Joseph Jones, City Councilmember

515-419-1151

Joseph.jones@windsorheights.org

 

Mike Loffredo, City Councilmember

515-250-1464

Mike.loffredo@windsorheights.org

 

Dalton Jacobus, Public Works Director

515-645-6825

djacobus@windsorheights.org

 

Justin Ernst, City Engineer

515-259-9190 x 2786

justin.ernst@bolton-menk.com