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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Public Works Update: Week of July 29

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2019 PROJECT UPDATES: Week of July 29 to August 2
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 – Driveways and sidewalks were completed along Gildersleeve and Lincoln Streets with the exception of two driveways. Crews are currently placing sidewalks along Chestnut Street. In August, crews will connect the sidewalk and storm sewer on Lincoln 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 – None
3. Last Week’s Construction Progress – Crews are addressing underground utility conflicts on the northwest and southwest corners of the Hartup Street & Elizabeth Street intersection and on the east side of the Park Street & Elizabeth Street intersection.
4. Projected Street Closures & Detours – Tentative plans include closing the intersection of Hartup Street and Elizabeth on Monday, July 29. 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 Wheeler Street. The box bridge at the McPherson High School entrance was constructed. The floor for a 10’x3’ storm box was placed across North High Drive and tied into one section of precast storm box. Future work includes storm water concrete box construction to continue from North High Drive to Grimes Street. Sanitary sewer construction will continue from Wheeler Street to Grimes Street.
4. Projected Street Closures & Detours – Current detours will remain in place.

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) continues installation of electrical conduit on the east side of the project and street lighting conduit on the east side curb and gutter.
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 installed 80 percent of the concrete flume from the pond in the drainage channel to RCB on Northview Road. A section of sidewalk was installed on the north side of RCB along 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 continues between Grimes Street and Main Street. Sanitary sewer relocation continues between Dillons and Tractor Supply. Future work includes installation of the Grimes reinforced concrete box, the Tractor Supply reinforced concrete box, channel grading from Grimes Street to Main Street and installation of the channel retaining wall.
4. Projected Street Closures & Detours – Grimes Street detour will remain in place.

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