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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Public Works Update: Week of August 5

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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 – All driveways and sidewalks are open and temporary seeding has been completed on Gilversleeve Street. Crews are currently working on storm sewer and temporary seeding on Lincoln Street. The concrete was placed for the sidewalks and driveways on Chestnut and Walnut Streets. Crews have begun to backfill these areas as well. Crews are currently removing and placing concrete on West Avenue B between Walnut Street and Main 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 – The Elizabeth Street and Park Street intersection is closed. Park Street is closed from the north side of Elizabeth Street to Kansas Avenue (U.S. 56). The Hartup Street and Elizabeth Street intersection is closed; access for local traffic only is available on the east side of the intersection. The Park Street and Hancock Street intersection is closed; access for local traffic only is available on the north side of the intersection.
3. Last Week’s Construction Progress – Storm pipe crossing was completed on the west side of the Hartup Street and Elizabeth Street intersection. Storm sewer pipe was completed across the north side of the Park Street and Elizabeth Street intersection.
4. Projected Street Closures & Detours – On August 6, tentative plans include closing Elizabeth Street at mid block just east of the Hartup Street and Elizabeth Street intersection. The closure will be in front of McPherson Middle School. West access for the block will be from the open intersection of Hartup Street and Elizabeth Street. East access for the block will be from the open intersection of Park Street and Elizabeth 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 Grimes Street. A 10’x3’ storm box was constructed across the North High Drive and Anna Street intersection. The box bridge was constructed at the McPherson High School entrance. Future work includes constructing a 10’x3’ storm sewer box from North High Drive to Grimes Street, paving the North High Drive and Anna Street intersection and paving the McPherson High School entrance.
4. Projected Street Closures & Detours – Anna Street will remain closed to traffic. Current detours will remain in place until the North High Drive and Anna Street intersection is open.

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 – City of McPherson BPU installed electrical conduit on the west side of the project. KGS installed gas lines on the west side of Sonora Drive.
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 – The contractor placed concrete street section of Sonora Drive to Mackenzie Court, a section of concrete pavement on the Mackenzie Court cul-de-sac, a section of concrete pavement on the Kaiser Court cul-de-sac and a section of concrete street on Mackenzie Court.
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 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. Grimes Street RCB reconstruction is underway. Channel grading will continue along the channel from Grimes Street to Main Street. Future work includes installation of the Tractor Supply reinforced concrete box and installation of the channel retaining wall.
4. Projected Street Closures & Detours – To be determined

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