Parkway Drive Improvements
About the Project:
This project is a collaboration between the City of Maplewood, St. Paul Regional Water Service (SPRWS), and Ramsey County that includes a new sidewalk connection to the public transportation system, upgrades to the storm sewer system servicing the townhome area, installations of new water main for the area between Maple Hills Drive and Arcade Street North, and completes pavement maintenance for this portion of the Parkway Drive following the installation of the water main and new storm sewer.
Carriage Homes of Maple Hills, a townhome development, is located west of Parkway Drive between Highway 61 and Larpenteur Avenue. The development is accessed from Maple Hills Drive off of Parkway Drive. Part of the development contains a large pond the takes storm water runoff from the surrounding properties. The initial plan to drain the pond is no longer sufficient because of stronger and more intense storms.
The proposed project will extend the existing drainage underground, allowing more efficient pumping down of the pond’s water levels. Because crews will be digging up portions Parkway Drive for the storm sewer work, SPRWS determined it was an appropriate time to also replace the water main in this same segment of roadway. Likewise, Ramsey County decided to complete a mill and overlay of the existing asphalt pavement in this section of roadway.
This section of the project lies within Ramsey County’s jurisdiction and is adjacent to City right-of-way. As such, all three entities are sharing the cost for these needed infrastructure upgrades, road repairs and new pedestrian corridor that better connects to existing transit stops.
Construction activity is scheduled to begin in September and be completed by the end of October, weather permitting. The work is planned to be completed in stages, according to the approximate dates below.
- Storm sewer pipe installation September 16 - 28
- Water main installation September 29 - October 5
- Pavement repair and maintenance October 7 – 13
- Sidewalk Improvements October 14 - 27
Consultant Project Manager