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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Public Works Update: Week of July 22

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2019 PROJECT UPDATES: Week of July 22 to July 26
Public Works Department | City of McPherson

Improving McPherson’s street infrastructure in an ongoing process. Project Updates 2019 provides timely information about specific projects. The intent is to keep residents informed about current projects, street closings, detours and progress. Project details and timelines can change depending on weather or project conditions. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 620.245.2545.

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT
1. Project Description or Location – Sidewalks and other improvements in the Roosevelt Elementary School neighborhood.
2. Street Closures & Detours – None
3. Last Week’s Construction Progress – As of Friday, July 19, almost all driveways and sidewalks were placed along Gilversleeve Street. There are two driveways connecting sidewalk and sewer left to place on Lincoln Street. Work has begun on tree removals and cutting grade for the sidewalk in the 1300 block of Chestnut Street.
4. Projected Street Closures & Detours – To be determined

HARTUP STREET/ELIZABETH STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
1. Project Description or Location – Hartup Street from Avenue A to Kansas Avenue; Elizabeth Street from Hartup Street to South Park Street; Hartup Street from Kansas Avenue to East Marlin Street. Project includes sanitary sewer extensions from Hartup Street from Hancock Street to Elizabeth Street and Grand Avenue from Elizabeth Street to Hancock Street. The projects are being constructed simultaneously.
2. Street Closures & Detours – Hartup Street wass closed from Kansas Avenue (U.S. 56) to Elizabeth Street. The road reopened to complete traffic on Friday, July 19.
3. Last Week’s Construction Progress – Installation of storm sewer piping from Kansas Avenue to the north side of Elizabeth Street on Hartup Street was completed.
4. Projected Street Closures & Detours – Tentative plans include closing the intersection of Hartup Street and Elizabeth on Thursday, July 25. Access to the block west of Hartup Street and Elizabeth Street will be from Grand Avenue. Access for Elizabeth Street will be Park Street. The one-way signs will be covered to accommodate the detours.

GRIMES STREET/ANNA STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
1. Project Description or Location – Drainage issues and street reconstruction will be addressed along Grimes Street. Improvements include new curb and gutter and a storm sewer pipe, which will carry water down Anna Street to be dumped into the ditch near McPherson High School.
2. Street Closures & Detours – Anna Street remains closed from North High Drive to Grimes Street. Detour from North High Drive to Main Street is still in place. Grimes Street is open to traffic.
3. Last Week’s Construction Progress – Sanitary sewer was constructed from North High Drive to Barber Street. The box bridge at the McPherson High School entrance was constructed. Excavation and
seal course for a 10’x3’ box from North High Drive to Grimes Street was started. Future work includes construction of sanitary sewer from Barber Street to Grimes Street, storm sewer construction from North High Drive to Grimes Street and construction of intersection at North High Drive and Anna Street near the west entrance at McPherson High School.
4. Projected Street Closures & Detours – To be determined

EAGLE’S WINGS ESTATES UNIT TWO, PHASE I PROJECT
1. Project Description or Location – Sonora Drive from East Northview Road north through Disability Supports of the Great Plains.
2. Street Closures & Detours – Sonora Drive is closed between Northview Road and Wickersham Drive. The new road was placed recently but is not yet open to the public. A section of the street was opened for contractors use only.
3. Last Week’s Construction Progress – Board of Public Utilities (BPU) installed electrical conduit on the east side of the project.
4. Projected Street Closures & Detours – To be determined

EAGLE’S WINGS ESTATES UNIT TWO, PHASE II PROJECT
1. Project Description or Location – Sonora Drive from Disability Supports to tie-in south of Wickersham Drive, Mackenzie Court and Kaiser Court.
2. Street Closures & Detours – Sonora Drive is closed between Northview Road and Wickersham Drive. The new road was placed recently but is not yet open to the public. A section of the street was opened for contractors use only.
3. Last Week’s Construction Progress – Contractor completed excavation for concrete drainage flumes at Sonora Drive and MacKenzie Court. Curb and gutter were installed on Kaiser Court. Contractor formed approximately 250 feet of the drainage flume along Sonora Drive (from the pond to Northview Road).
4. Projected Street Closures & Detours – To be determined

HULSE DRAINAGE PROJECT
1. Project Description or Location – Ditch improvements from Main Street near Tractor Supply to 1st Street adjacent to McPherson High School. Seven box culverts will be replaced and retaining walls and ditch lining will be installed in critical areas along the channel.
2. Street Closures & Detours – Grimes Street is closed from Windsor Street to Normandy Street. The Grimes Street detour directs traffic to Crescent Street. The driveway remains closed between the Dillons and Tractor Supply parking lots.
3. Last Week’s Construction Progress – Channel grading was underway between Grimes Street and Main Street. Channel grading will continue during the week of July 22. Future work includes sanitary sewer relocation between Dillons and Tractor Supply. Work will also occur on Grimes with the installation of a reinforced concrete box.
4. Projected Street Closures & Detours – Grimes Street detour will remain in place.

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