Stormwater Bond Project – Fletcher from 56th to 63rd
March 22, 2013
Construction of storm water improvements along Fletcher Avenue from approximately the 5700 block to east of North 63rd Street is now underway. This project will provide additional drainage capacity to minimize the occurrence of flooding along Fletcher Avenue. The initial phase of this project will be construction of a new storm sewer line along the south side of Fletcher Avenue from east of North 58th Street to North 60th Street. The street will be closed to through traffic, but local traffic will be allowed to use the north side of Fletcher Avenue. As the work progresses, the project will require the closure of Fletcher between 60th and 63rd, 63rd and 65th, and 56th and 58th.
Construction Update - April 19, 2013
Fletcher Avenue will remain closed to through traffic until at least May 3rd between N. 56th Street and N. 70th Streets. The detour route will remain as designated during this time.
The contractor continues to progress with the work, with the major construction activity nearing completion between N. 60th Street and N. 63rd Street. TJ Osborn Construction will be completing the paving across Fletcher Avenue east of N. 63rd Street Friday April 19th. This will allow local traffic to use Fletcher Avenue between N. 63rd Street and N. 70th Street starting late Friday, April 19th.
The focus of the contractor's work will now shift between N. 56th Street and N. 60th Street. Fletcher Avenue will close to all traffic between N. 56th Street and N. 58th Street. This will allow the contractor to construct the new storm line across Fletcher Avenue and construct the discharge headwall into the main drainage channel at approximately 57th Street. The contractor also will begin to bore the new storm line under the railroad tracks between 58th Street and 60th Street. Fletcher Avenue will remain open to local traffic east of 58th Street to 70th Street. Some lane restrictions on Fletcher Avenue east of 58th Street will be encountered while the work progresses. N. 58th Street south of Fletcher Avenue will be partially closed to allow the construction of the storm sewer pipe next week after the work across Fletcher Avenue is completed. One half of the street will be kept open to allow access to the businesses.
Construction Project Manager
Public Works and Utilities, Engineering Services
TJ Osborn Construction