2020 Sandstone Street Reconstruction Project

Project Introduction

The City of Sandstone is preparing for the 2020 Street Reconstruction Project. The above figure shows the two Phases the Project is broken into. The project streets are in need to reconstruction to address the following issues

  • Bituminous Pavement is in poor condition and nearing the end of its useful like
  • Storm sewer upgrades are needed to improve drainage on several streets
  • Curb & gutter is in need of replacement on several blocks
  • Sanitary sewer improvements on Pine Avenue are needed

The majority of the work will consist of only street work, new pavement with spot curb & gutter replacement with minor storm sewer improvements. Pine Avenue will see the replacement of some sanitary sewer forcemain and gravity mains.

The process will see the contractor first reclaim the existing pavement on the project streets. Reclaiming the existing pavement involves the pulverizing of the existing bituminous pavement into the underlying gravel base. This creates a street surface similar to a gravel road which allows the streets to remain open for traffic.

After the reclaiming, the contractor will re-grade the streets, replace curb & gutter as needed and in the case of Court Avenue and Pine Avenue, replace underlying storm sewer and/or sanitary sewer. Then the “reclaimed” bituminous and gravel mixture will be used as the new gravel base on which new bituminous pavement will be placed.

The following streets are planned for improvements as part of the project:

  • Minnesota Street between Grant Avenue and Pine Avenue
  • Washington Street from behind the nursing home to Pine Avenue
  • Division Street between Pine Avenue and Palisade Avenue
  • Parking lot improvements at Lion’s Sliding Hill
  • 1st Street between Grant Avenue and Pine Avenues
  • Court Avenue from Minnesota Street to 3rd Street
  • Commercial Avenue from 3rd Street to 5th Street
  • 5th Street from Main Street to Park Avenue
  • 6th Street from Court Avenue to the water tower

Project Schedule

  • Project awarded to A1 Excavating of Bloomer, Wis. on May 20, 2020
  • Construction to start on Phase 1 of the project the week of July 20, 2020
  • Construction to start on Phase 2 anticipated to start after August 3, 2020
  • Construction completion date: October 2, 2020

Project Contacts

Steve Rose
Resident Project Representative

Greg Anderson, PE
City Engineer
651.490.2172 – direct
612.720.5883 – mobile