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Posted on: May 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Public Works Update: May 22

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2020 Project Updates: Week of May 22

Public Works Department Ι City of McPherson

Improving McPherson’s street infrastructure in an ongoing process. Project Updates 2020 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 whether or project conditions. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 620.245.2545.

Hartup Street/Elizabeth Street Reconstruction Project

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.

Street Closures & Detours

  • South Hartup Street from Ave. A to Hancock Street closed to thru traffic, local access from both Ave. A, and Hancock Street. Local access to South Hartup St. at Seitz Street.
  • Detour north and south continue to be Park St.
  • The Southside of the intersection of S. Hartup St. and E. Hancock St. to 360 feet south along S. Hartup St.
  • The block east of the intersection of S. Hartup St. and E. Elizabeth St.; E. Elizabeth Street to Park Street.
  • The block north of the intersection of S. Hartup St. and E. Elizabeth St., to Kansas Ave. is open to local traffic only.

Projected Street Closures & Detours

None for next week.

Project Update

  • The contractor poured all of the 8-foot sidewalks along S. Hartup St. at the west side of the Middle School parking area. The crew formed sidewalk and ADA ramps on the SW and SE corners of S. Hartup St. and E. Elizabeth St. intersection.
  • The contractor formed sidewalk on the north side in the block between S. Hartup St. and S. Park St., on E. Elizabeth St., the crew poured the east 200 feet (+/-), the remaining is covered with a crushed concrete base for residents’ access.
  • Contractor backfilled curb and gutter between E. Elizabeth St. and E. Hancock St.

PLAZA EAST PLACE RECONSTRUCTION

Project Description or Location

The asphalt roadway between Arby’s and Orscheln Farm & Home will be addressed. This is the access road to Mattress Hub, Applebee’s, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Days Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

Street Closures & Detours

  • Access to Applebee’s is only from their west entrance on the new street.
  • Access to Holiday Inn Express, Days Inn, and Fairfield Inn is signed, this access is from the Fairfield Inn west entrance on the south side of the new street, Holiday Inn Express, and Days Inn have an additional Temporary Access Road along the south side of Days Inn.
  • Signing is installed for the motel’s access..

Project Street Closures & Detours

None.

Construction Progress

The contractor cleaned wide sawed pavement joints. A contractor working on the final section of

Retaining Wall. Crews performing cleanup and backfilling. Joint sealing of street pavement was delayed due to weather.

CHAMPLIN STREET EXTENSION

Project Description or Location

Street extension north of Burger King’s north entrance north for 327 feet in front of the new Best Western property.

Street Closures & Detours

None

Construction Progress

No work performed on the street project this week.

Project Street Closures & Detours

To be determined

GRIMES STREET/ANNA STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

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.

Street Closures & Detours

Anna St closed west of Wheeler St to Grimes St

Grimes St closed from Anna St to Loomis St

The intersection of Grimes St and Hulse St closed

Construction Progress

  • Finished excavation on Grimes Street
  • Began rock base on Grimes Street (approximately 60-70% complete)

Projected Street Closures & Detours

None

HULSE DRAINAGE PROJECT

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.

Street Closures & Detours

  • Hulse Street to remain closed to thru traffic until work in the area is complete.
  • Wheeler North of Hulse was closed on Tuesday to begin the removal of existing RCB.
  • Crescent remains closed North of Hulse. The Crescent RCB was completed on Wednesday of this week.

Construction Progress

Seeding was completed at the North-East corner of the Hulse and North High intersection and in some areas along the drainage ditch between Main Street and Grimes.

Projected Street Closures & Detours

Hulse Street is closed to thru traffic while crews complete work on the sanitary sewer.

CHESTNUT STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Project Description or Location

We will widen the existing roadway to 32’ back of curb to back of curb, install street drainage and mill and overlay the street. The project was awarded to Conspec Inc. dba Kansas Paving, Wichita Contract amount $558,324.50 of that, $220,000 was funded with a CDBG grant. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.

Street Closures & Detours

This project will go from Avenue “C” to the South End of the street.

Construction Progress

Projected Street Closures & Detours


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