Construction on Beebe Road began on May 9th. Since then, the Contractor, Astech, Inc. has reclaimed (ground it into the underlying aggregate base) the existing street pavement, replaced deteriorated concrete curb and gutter, and excavated for a new bituminous walkway along the east side of the road.
The Contractor anticipates the first layer of new street pavement being installed late the week of June 6th, with the trail pavement being installed shortly thereafter. If the weather holds out and the contractor keeps progressing, this project will be completed much ahead of the September 2016 contract completion date.
If you have any questions or comments in regards to this project, please feel free to contact the project manager to discuss. The project team looks forward to working with you to make these improvements in your neighborhood!
This proposed project is focused primarily on fixing the condition of the bituminous pavement on Beebe Road between Larpenteur Avenue and Holloway Avenue. Staff is recommending reclaiming the top 10 inches of the street section. During the reclamation process, the existing pavement is crushed and blended with the underlying aggregate to form new base material to support the road. After the road has been reclaimed and excess material removed, the road base will be reshaped to provide adequate drainage. The new base material will be compacted and a new bituminous pavement surface will be installed.
Other improvements proposed as a part of this project include installing a bituminous walkway along the east side of Beebe Road from Larpenteur Avenue to Holloway Avenue, replacing damaged sections of concrete curb and gutter, updating sanitary sewer castings to current standards, and re-striping the roadway.
The feasibility study found that the project is feasible, necessary, and cost effective from an engineering standpoint and the City Council approved and accepted the document on November 9, 2015. The project was subsequently ordered to proceed into a design phase following a Public Hearing on November 23, 2015.