Orchard Lane Area Street & Utility Reconstruction Project


This proposed project includes the reconstruction of streets in the Orchard Lane area in the summer of 2019. The proposed project includes replacement of water main under the street and water services from the water main to your property line, sanitary sewer repairs and stormwater management improvements. Pavement of West 64th Street will be rehabilitated with spot curb and gutter repairs along with replacement of a section of water main.

An adjustment to the City’s standard working hours for the contract has been approved by the City Engineer to be 7 am - 7 pm on Mon.- Fri. and 8 am - 5 pm on Sat. throughout the duration of the project.

​Project Updates

September 13, 2019  

Phase 1: With all of the rain we have had this week, sod had been delayed until Monday, September 16th.  Contractors will be back sometime after the sod is laid to make any needed adjustments to irrigation systems. 
Phase 2:  Utility work has also been delayed due to the weather.  Contractors will be working Friday and Saturday as conditions will allow.  Utility work will continue next week and road building will begin the week of September 23rd, as long as the weather cooperates.

September 5, 2019

Phase 1 Correction:  Sod had been delayed until Monday, September 9th.  Contractors will be back sometime after the sod is laid to make any needed adjustments to irrigation systems.

September 3, 2019

Phase 1 will continue with raising the manholes in the street today and tomorrow.  Driveway paving will also continue today and tomorrow.  Irrigation and pet fences were re-established last Friday and topsoil is being rechecked after last night's storm.  Mailboxes are being replaced on Wednesday this week.  Homeowners will see white flags in the ground marking the mailbox location.  They will be going in as close as possible to the original location they were removed from.  If the homeowner feels the flag location is incorrect they may move it a few feet in either direction or call to have the location changed.  This week yard restoration continues with sod being laid as well.  Contractors will be back sometime after the sod is laid to make any needed adjustments to irrigation systems.   
Phase 2  Utility work will begin with the storm sewer installation at Orchard Lane and Oriole Avenue today and tomorrow.  Oriole Avenue exit to Highway 7 will be closed tomorrow.  Work on the watermain will start tomorrow and temporary water lines will be hooked up today in preparation.  Residents will be asked to move vehicles out of the construction area by 7:00 am Wednesday.  Parking will be available on the north side of Orchard Lane, west of Oriole Avenue.  Utility work will continue the rest of the week and contractors will continue to notify residents directly if they will be impacted by any significant limitations during construction.  Utility work is anticipated to take 2 to 3 weeks.

Project Schedule

Public Hearing October 22, 2018
Council Approves Plans & Specifications; Orders Ad for Bid              November 13, 2018              
Public Information Meeting January 17, 2019
Assessment Hearing; Award of Contract January 28, 2019
Construction Begins April 2019
Neighborhood Meeting April 24, 2019
Substantial Completion September 2019
Final Completion June 2020
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Project Notifications Disclaimer
Due to the variability of construction, updates typically do not include specific details such as day-to-day scheduled activity. The City's inspector or contractor will notify occupants directly if they will be impacted by a utility service shut down (example: water shutoff), or work (such as excavation or new curb) that will impede access to the property for a period of hours or days.