Pleasant View Road Channel Improvement Project

Erosion
  1. Matt Unmacht

    Water Resources Coordinator
    Phone: (952) 227-1168

  2. Erik Henricksen

    Project Engineer
    Phone: (952) 227-1165

  3. Steve Ferraro

    Construction Manager/Engineering Technician IV
    Phone: (952) 227-1166

Overview

The city has been monitoring an area of erosion and sedimentation due to stormwater runoff adjacent to Lotus Lake, abutting 489 Pleasant View Road. Currently, the site is experiencing an acceleration of erosion, leading to undercutting of an embankment, scouring of a ravine and the undermining of mature trees.

The city has been aware of the need of stormwater improvements in an area near Lotus Lake, abutting 489 Pleasant View Road. The issue arose due to overland flow of stormwater, or sheet flow, that has been eroding and undercutting an embankment supporting Pleasant View Road. Observations made in 2017 found that the problem had accelerated, and staff has determined that the need for repairs and mitigation of the erosion cannot wait until the scheduled CIP date.  Due to the severity of the erosion and potential hazards to Pleasant View Road and Lotus Lake, the City will be completing the project in the summer of 2020. Due to the nature of the work being performed, a portion of Pleasant View Road will need to be closed for three consecutive days.  The construction was slated to be done outside of the school year so as to not impact school buses. The city has been coordinating this work with stakeholders including the property owner and Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District (RPBCWD).

The Pleasant View Road Drainage Improvement Project (Project No. 19-04) will include the removal of old and failing storm pipes, the installation of two new pre-cast concrete storm structures, and the installation of new reinforced concrete pipe. Additionally, the failed and eroded areas will be restored and re-stabilized and a rock channel leading to the lake will be constructed. These improvements will help ensure that the stormwater runoff will be properly conveyed to Lotus Lake with the additional benefit of reducing total suspended solids (TSS) and other pollutants.

Project Updates

JULY 9, 2020

Pleasant View Road will be closed to thru traffic Monday, July 13 through Wednesday, July 15 as the major portion of this construction project is scheduled to begin. The road closure and the bulk of the work is expected to last three days and involve construction of the storm sewer structure, and pipe installation. Then the remaining work on this project, which consists of grading and restoration, should be complete within about two weeks.

Please keep in mind that this schedule is very dependent on the weather since we don’t want to open up the site, on the shores of the lake, during a rain event. If rain is expected for Monday, the construction and road closure would slide back a day.

June 17, 2020

Tree clearing operations in preparation for the Pleasant View Road Channel Improvement project have been completed.  You may see contractors removing stumps and installing erosion control measures in the next couple weeks.

Major construction activities and full road closures associated with the project are still not anticipated to begin until shortly after the Fourth of July Holiday. Subsequent notifications will be provided once those activities have been scheduled.

June 12, 2020

Tree clearing operations in preparation for the Pleasant View Road Channel Improvement project will begin on June 15th. This phase of work is only expected to take approximately 1-2 days. Minor impacts to vehicular traffic along with associated construction noise in the adjacent area, while the contractor is removing trees, is anticipated. The road will remain open.

Major construction activities and full road closures associated with the project are not anticipated to begin until shortly after the Fourth of July Holiday. Subsequent notifications will be provided once those activities have been scheduled.

 June 1, 2020

City project managers met with the contractor and homeowners onsite last week and marked out tree removals. All right of way, easements, and property lines are now staked. Tree removals will happen within the next three to four weeks. The main part of the project is expected to start after the 4th of July. A three day full closure of Pleasantview Road will be necessary during that time. 

May 26, 2020

Staking activities will take place this week and next in preparation for this project, which is scheduled to begin the second half of June. More information to follow.

Project Schedule

Pre-construction Meeting May 7, 2020
Construction to Begin Summer 2020
Construction Completion Fall 2020
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