Public Works Update: Glader Blvd. Improvement, Mowing, Potholes, Downtown, & More

Public Works has had a busy Spring, and the following is in the works or upcoming in the next few weeks:

  • Glader Boulevard Street Improvement: The City-owned stretch of Glader Boulevard, which starts at Olinda Trail and ends just west of the Ki Chi Saga Park entrance, will be receiving a skim patch in the rutted lanes and a 1" overlay spanning the entire width of the roadway.  The project is anticipated to begin the week of May 20th, is anticipated to take 1-2 days (weather permitting), and the work will be done by Prefer Paving.  This street segment that has the worst OCI rating within our city limits due to multiple reasons, including speed, pedestrians, traffic volume and road condition.  The long-term plan is for reconstruction of this roadway when the adjacent property gets developed. This treatment should give the road another 5-10 years of drivability.
  • Beach Park Shoreline Improvement: The shoreline maintenance project is anticipated to begin the week of May 20th and continue through the coming weeks. This project includes the removal and/or trimming of some trees and shrubs. The project scope has been reviewed by the City Planner, MNDNR, Chisago Lakes LID ,Chisago SWCD and City Council, and is in compliance with tree and shoreline ordinances.
  • Mowing Operations: Seasonal Staff started Monday, May 13th and hit the ground running!  One complete round of mowing typical growth throughout the city takes 102 hours of staff time.
  • Pothole Patching: Asphalt plants opened the week of May 6th.  Public Works has already used over 20 tons of asphalt patching potholes throughout the city.  They will continue patching over the course of the next few weeks.  All City streets are part of this project (does not include County roads or State Highway 8).
  • Downtown Beautification: Public Works will be hanging the flower baskets, banners and flags in downtown next week.  They will also be addressing the downtown flower beds over the next few weeks, including re-mulching and cleaning up the vegetation.
  • Street Sweeping: Public Works will be continuing street sweeping- they are not quite finished yet.