2015 Mainstreet Project

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About the Project

During the summer of 2015, the City of Hopkins will be making improvements to rehabilitate the pavement and streetscape along Mainstreet.

This public improvement project is intended to essentially provide a face lift, while maintaining the corridor's classic character. The primary scope of the project is proposed to include:

  • Resurfacing of the roadway from Shady Oak Road to 5th Avenue
  • Replacement of broken/defective curbing, sidewalk panels, and deteriorated pavers
  • Pedestrian upgrades at traffic signals and curb ramps at intersections
  • Replacement of old water main and services between 11th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • Rehabilitation or replacement of streetscape features in need of attention such as benches, signs, trees and plantings in poor health, etc.
  • Correction of nuisance drainage issues

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to complete this project?

The project is scheduled to begin in mid-April and be completed by the middle of October 2015. The Contractor will be phasing construction in two- to three-block segments starting near Shady Oak Road and working their way toward 5th Avenue over the summer.

What work is happening on Mainstreet this summer?

  • Resurfacing of the roadway from Shady Oak Road to 5th Avenue
  • Replacement of broken/defective curbing and sidewalk panels
  • Replacement of street lighting fixtures with LED lighting
  • Upgraded traffic signals adding pedestrian countdown timers with push buttons
  • Replacement of pedestrian curb ramps and pavers at intersections
  • Correction of nuisance drainage issues including installation of new storm drains in multiple locations
  • Replacement of old watermain and water services between 11th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • Rehabilitation or replacement of streetscape features in need of attention such as benches, signs, and trees
  • Installation of new wayfinding signage and replacement of existing signage

Will Mainstreet be closed during the project?

The project is being done in phases. Some of the phases will require one or more blocks of Mainstreet to be closed for several weeks and detours will be provided.

Will there be interruptions in water or sewer service during the project?

There may be temporary interruptions to your water and/or sewer service during construction. If your service will be affected during the project you will be notified in advance of the interruption. The City and Contractor will be coordinating to minimize the length of any interruptions, and also to schedule any interruption during off-peak usage times to minimize inconvenience for businesses and residents. The City does not anticipate any power or communication interruptions.

What about the Raspberry Festival?

There will be a break in the project to allow the Festival to occur on Mainstreet. The Festival should be able to function normally.

How will people be able to access businesses when parts of Mainstreet are closed?

Customers are going to be encouraged to use the rear entrances of the Mainstreet businesses.

Will there still be parking on Mainstreet after the project is completed?

On-street parking will be restored on both sides of Mainstreet when the project is over.

Is the City doing anything to help the Mainstreet businesses during this construction?

raspberry constructionPlans have been developed to inform the public that the Mainstreet businesses are still open during construction. There will be a promotional effort letting the public know that local businesses are open during construction. Promotions will include the ability to shop at a Mainstreet or Shady Oak Road business during construction and win prizes. The new Hopkins Mobile App will also have special promotions to encourage people to shop at a Downtown Hopkins or Shady Oak Road Business.

How do I found out more about this project?

Bolton & Menk, the consulting engineers on this project, have information on their website: www.bolton-menk.com/hopkinsmainstreet .

You can also sign up for construction updates at www.bolton-menk.com/hopkinsmainstreet.

Is there someone I can talk to about specific construction related issues or concerns at my property?

Nick Amatuccio of Bolton & Menk is typically on-site and will be serving as a liaison between property/business owners and the contractor. Nick can be reached at 612-965-3926 or nickam@bolton-menk.com.


Project Schedule

Council orders feasibility report June 17, 2014
Neighborhood meeting on assessments July 2, 2014
Accept feasibility report/order public hearing August 4, 2014
Public hearing/order final design September 2, 2014
Approve final plans/order bids September 16, 2014
Open Bids/Submit for State and Federal approval/Order Public Assessment Hearing December 2014
Conduct Public Assessment Hearing/Adopt Assessment Roll/Award Contract February 2015
Begin Construction April 2015
Complete Construction October 2015



  • Nick Amatuccio,
    Bolton & Menk
  • City Engineer


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