Gervais Area Pavement Rehabilitation
About the Project:
The Gervais Area Pavement Rehabilitation is underway. This project includes the removal and replacement of the failing street pavement, spot replacement of severely deteriorated sections of concrete curb and gutter, minor upgrades to the storm sewer and sanitary sewer systems, replacement of the existing cast iron water main in portions of the project, the installation of a sidewalk on the north side of 11th Avenue from White Bear Avenue to Ariel Street, and the installation of a sidewalk along the east side of Ariel Street from County Road C to 9th Avenue.
Ariel Street is a border street with the City of North St. Paul. Maplewood and North Saint Paul are working together to ensure the project is meeting the needs of both City's residents.
Construction on this project will occur from late May through early November of 2022. This work will occur under through-traffic conditions. Area businesses will remain open and fully accessible throughout construction.
The Contractor, T.A. Schifsky and Sons, Inc. began construction in the project area on May 31st .
11th Avenue has had the first two layers of pavement installed and has been reopened to traffic (one lane in each direction). The contractor is currently preparing the boulevard area on the north side of 11th for the new sidewalk in that area. The sidewalk, along with the last of the concrete work on 11th, is scheduled for Monday, September 26th. The contractor hopes to get the boulevard areas restored, along with the final layer of pavement on 11th in the next two weeks.
Ariel Street north of 11th Avenue has been reclaimed. The first layer of pavement is scheduled to be installed on Ariel Street on Thursday September 22nd. The final layer of pavement will hopefully be installed on Ariel within the next two weeks.
The new water main on Gervais between Barclay and Hazelwood passed testing. The individual water services are scheduled to be connected to the new main on Monday, September 26th into Tuesday the 27th. This section of road will then be graded and compacted. Curb installation in this area is currently scheduled for Friday September 30th. The first layer of pavement will likely be installed the first week of October in this area.
The final layer of pavement on the remaining project streets will be installed as soon as boulevard restoration is complete and the manhole are raised to final street grade. We are currently expecting this to occur around the second week of October.
Please note that schedules for a project like this can change by the minute. The schedule information above provides a general idea of upcoming work. If you have a question or concern about the project, please feel free to reach out to the Project Team listed on the right-hand side of this page. For non-emergency type issues, please use our project 'Fix-It page' to report your concern by clicking the 'Report a Project Issue' link in the upper-right portion of this page. This system will send your concern directly to the project inspector in the field.
We sincerely thank you for your participation in the public improvement process as we work together to make these improvements to your neighborhood.
Maplewood Business Liaison
City of North St. Paul Inspector
(Ariel Street portion of Project)