5:30 pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Hopkins Center for the Arts,
The 2015 Mainstreet Improvement project between Shady Oak Road and 5th Avenue is proposed to start in mid-April. Before construction, the City would like to invite you to a final informational meeting on April 1 to hear about the construction schedule and what to expect through the process.
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:
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.
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.
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.
There will be a break in the project to allow the Festival to occur on Mainstreet. The Festival should be able to function normally.
Customers are going to be encouraged to use the rear entrances of the Mainstreet businesses.
Plans 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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|