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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Public Works Update: Week of August 12

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2019 PROJECT UPDATES: Week of August 12 - 16
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 – Storm sewer and temporary seeding are completed on Lincoln Street. Contractors are currently working on grading for the sidewalk along Lincoln Street. Removals and concrete placement are taking place on West Avenue B between Walnut Street and south Ash 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 from Avenue A to Hancock Street are closed to thru traffic with local access from both Avenue A and Hancock Street. Park Street will be the detour for north and south traffic. Hartup Street is closed at Seitz Street.
3. Last Week’s Construction Progress – Storm pipe was completed on Elizabeth Street from mid-block to Park Street. Storm sewer pipe was completed across Park Street, south of the Park Street and Elizabeth Street intersection. Storm sewer pipe was completed across the north side of the Park Street and Elizabeth Street intersection. Work will continue in the area from Avenue A to Hancock Street during the week of August 12.
4. Projected Street Closures & Detours – No additional street closures are expected.

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.
3. Last Week’s Construction Progress – Sanitary sewer construction was completed. The box bridge at the McPherson High School entrance was completed. The 10’x3’ storm sewer box was constructed from the drainage ditch at North High Drive to the alley between North High Drive and Myers Street. Work will begin on the construction of a 10’x3’ storm sewer box from the alley between North High Drive and Myers Street to Grimes Street. Work will also proceed on the construction of the North High Drive and Anna Street intersection and the 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 continues to install electrical conduit on the west 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 – The contractor completed the concrete street and concrete flumes on Kaiser Court, the concrete street on Mackenzie Court and the north area concrete drainage flume.
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 will continue.
4. Projected Street Closures & Detours – Tractor Supply RCB will remain closed.

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