Engineering Projects

Projects

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For an interactive map of the 2017 projects going on please click here Farmington Projects Map

2017 Embry Avenue Drain Tile Project (City Project 17-02)

The city has experienced ongoing water flows along Embry Avenue due to sump, drain tile and natural spring discharges. After excessive ice buildup during the 2015-16 winter, the drain tiling system that was originally installed in the road was found to be clogged or collapsed and not functioning as intended.  In response to these issues, the city has planned and designed improvements to the drain tile system to improve drainage on Embry Avenue.

The work will occur on the west side of Embry Avenue between 18877 Embry Avenue and 18997 Embry Avenue. The project entails extension of the existing storm sewer, drain tile replacement and providing connection points for private sump discharge and drain tile lines to the storm sewer system.

New Look Contracting began construction on October 9, 2017. Work will last about three weeks. Traffic on Embry Avenue will be maintained at all times, but motorists are encouraged to find other through routes if possible.

 

If you have any questions regarding the project, please call Assistant City Engineer Matt Decur at 651-280-6846 or email mdecur@ci.farmington.mn.us

 

October 27, 2017, Update:  Storm sewer, drain tile, and concrete curb & gutter and driveway work is complete.

 

Work  scheduled for the week of October 30th includes opening of concrete driveways, asphalt patching, and lawn restoration.

 

 

Legacy of Farmington Utilities

In 2016, construction of the Legacy of Farmington Senior Living on Denmark Avenue south of Ash Street was started. In order to complete the required utility construction, a dewatering process had to be completed.  Clean water was pumped out of the ground to keep the water levels in the work zone trench safe.

Dewatering and utility construction is complete and the Legacy of Farmington is open.  Minor punch list work remains and will be completed in the fall of 2017.

To see an overview map of the project, please refer to the 2017 Farmington Projects Map.

If you have any questions related to the Legacy of Farmington Utilities, please contact City Engineer Katy Gehler at 651-280-6841 or email.

2017 Street Maintenance

The city performs annual street maintenance in selected areas of the city within about a seven year cycle. This maintenance is performed to extend the life of the streets. The maintenance consists of street crack sealing and seal coating.  These maintenance strategies are performed by private contractors and administered by the Engineering Department. The following are explanations of each maintenance strategy:

Street Crack Sealing

Cracking will occur in relatively new streets continuing throughout its life due to age, traffic, weather, etc.  To minimize the infiltration of water through these cracks, they are periodically sealed with a flexible asphalt sealant.

Street Seal Coating

To seal and rejuvenate the surface of streets the asphalt is periodically sprayed with an asphalt emulsion.  Rock is then applied to facilitate quick access and safe surface friction.  This strategy is typically preceded by a crack seal the year before.

The 2017 street crack sealing and seal coating projects are complete.

To see which streets received crack sealing and/or seal coating, please refer to the 2017 Farmington Projects Map.

If you have any questions related to the street maintenance projects, please contact Engineering Technician Shawn Snyder at 651-280-6844 or email.

2017 Trail Maintenance

The city performs annual trail maintenance in selected areas of the city on about a five year cycle. This maintenance is performed to extend the life of the trails. The maintenance consists of trail crack sealing and fog sealing. These maintenance strategies are performed by private contractors and administered by the Engineering Department.  The following are explanations of each maintenance strategy:

Trail Crack Sealing

Cracking will occur in relatively new trails continuing throughout its life due to age, usage, weather, etc.  To minimize the infiltration of water through these cracks, they are periodically sealed with a flexible asphalt sealant.

Trail Fog Sealing

To seal and rejuvenate the surface of trails the asphalt is periodically sprayed with an asphalt emulsion and is left to dry for a period of time. This strategy is typically either preceded or followed by a crack seal.

Access to driveways that have trail crossings will not be available after the fog seal is applied and while it dries. Depending on conditions, a dry time of at least 2 hours should be expected.

The 2017 Trail Crack Sealing and Fog Sealing projects are complete.

To see which trails received crack sealing and fog sealing, please refer to the 2017 trail maintenance map.

If you have any questions related to the trail maintenance projects, please contact Engineering Technician Shawn Snyder at 651-280-6844 or email.

2018 MnDOT Highway 50 Mill and Overlay

In 2018, MnDOT will be doing a mill and overlay project on Highway 50 from Highway 3 in Farmington to Highway 52 in Hampton. The project will consist of resurfacing, sign replacements, ADA upgrades, and other miscellaneous improvements.  This project was originally scheduled for construction in 2017, however, due to a funding approval delay from the state legislature, the project was delayed.  More information regarding the project may be found on the MnDOT website.

If you have any questions related to the MnDOT Highway 50 Mill and Overlay, please contact City Engineer Katy Gehler at 651-280-6846 email.