McMenemy Street Improvements

About the Project:

The McMenemy Street Improvement project is a full reconstruction project slated to be constructed in 2022. The project includes many improvements to McMememy Street including a full removal of the existing street and underlying base. The new roadway will consist of two new pavement layers, an aggregate base layer, and a free-draining sub-base layer, along with the installation of concrete curb and gutter. Utility improvements include the removal and replacement of the cast iron water main system, the expansion of the storm sewer system, and repairs to the existing sanitary sewer system. An 8-foot wide multi-use porous asphalt trail is proposed along the east-side of McMenemy street to connect the area to the larger trail systems along County Road B to the north and Wheelock Parkway to the south. 

Project Status:

A construction contract has been awarded to T.A. Schifsky and Sons, Inc. for this project. The overall project will run from July-November of 2022.

Road building activities are underway on McMenemy between Larpenteur Avenue and Summer Place. The road base will be completed in the upcoming week. It is anticipated that the concrete curb and gutter in this area will be installed around Monday, September 19th in this area of the project.

The water main installation between Roselawn Avenue and Summer Place is complete. The system will undergo pressure and bacteria testing over the next few days. After those tests are complete (and passed), the contractor will connect water services to this new main line. We anticipate this to happen in the upcoming week of September 19th. After the services are connected, the temporary water lines will be removed from the boulevard and road base building will begin in this area.

The utility work will begin to shift north over the upcoming week. The closure of the Roselawn Avenue intersection began on Wednesday, September 14th. This closure was necessary to replace the water main system within the intersection and install the road base. This closure will remain in place through Wednesday September 21st. Please see the Roselawn at McMenemy Closure Detour Map for the proposed detour route.

The overall project schedule is looking pretty good at this point. While some material shortages did delay the water main installations, the majority of the project work is anticipated to be completed this construction season. The Contractor has indicated that sod installations may need to occur in the spring of 2023, but it isn't definite at this time. We will continue to provide updates as the project continues.

Project Documents:

If you have any questions or comments in regards to the street project, please feel free to reach out to Assistant City Engineer Jon Jarosch by phone at (651) 249-2405, or by email at jon.jarosch@maplewoodmn.gov. We sincerely thank you for your participation in the public improvement process as we work together to make these improvements to your neighborhood.