Engineering Projects

Projects

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2019 Westview Acres Reconstruction

The city has a capital improvement plan that prioritizes replacement of infrastructure including streets and utilities. The Westview neighborhood is planned for reconstruction in 2019. 

Current goals of the project include:

  • Sanitary sewer, watermain, and storm sewer replacement
  • Full reconstruction of the road, curb and gutter
  • Improve drainage in the Westview neighborhood area
The first informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at City Hall, 430 Third St. Staff will provide some general information regarding the upcoming project and answer any questions you may have regarding the process. 

As the process for reconstruction moves forward, additional information will be provided. For more information, visit Bolton-Menk's project page.

Legacy of Farmington Utilities

Construction is complete and the Legacy of Farmington is open!  Minor restoration work remains and will be completed in the spring of 2018.

If you have any questions related to the Legacy of Farmington Utilities, please contact City Engineer Katy Gehler at 651-280-6841 or KGehler@FarmingtonMN.gov.

2018 Street Maintenance

The city performs annual street maintenance in selected areas of the city within about a seven year cycle. This maintenance is performed to extend the life of the streets. The maintenance consists of street crack sealing and seal coating.  These maintenance strategies are performed by private contractors and administered by the Engineering Department. The following are explanations of each maintenance strategy:

Street Crack Sealing

Cracking will occur in relatively new streets continuing throughout its life due to age, traffic, weather, etc.  To minimize the infiltration of water through these cracks, they are periodically sealed with a flexible asphalt sealant.

2018 Street Crack Sealing began the week of May 6th and concluded on Monday, May 14th.  For locations of street crack sealing, please refer to the 2018 Street Crack Sealing map.

Street Seal Coating

To seal and rejuvenate the surface of streets the asphalt is periodically sprayed with an asphalt emulsion.  Rock is then applied to facilitate quick access and safe surface friction.  This strategy is typically preceded by a crack seal the year before.

 Street Seal Coating work began on June 20 and will be completed on June 22.

For locations of 2018 Street Seal Coating, please refer to the 2018 Street Seal Coating map.

If you have any questions related to the street maintenance projects, please contact Engineering Technician Shawn Snyder at 651-280-6844 or SSnyder@FarmingtonMN.gov.

2018 Trail Maintenance

The city performs annual trail maintenance in selected areas of the city on about a five year cycle. This maintenance is performed to extend the life of the trails. The maintenance consists of trail crack sealing and fog sealing. These maintenance strategies are performed by private contractors and administered by the Engineering Department.  The following are explanations of each maintenance strategy:

Trail Crack Sealing

Cracking will occur in relatively new trails continuing throughout its life due to age, usage, weather, etc.  To minimize the infiltration of water through these cracks, they are periodically sealed with a flexible asphalt sealant.

Trail Fog Sealing

To seal and rejuvenate the surface of trails the asphalt is periodically sprayed with an asphalt emulsion and is left to dry for a period of time. This strategy is typically either preceded or followed by a crack seal.

Access to driveways that have trail crossings will not be available after the fog seal is applied and while it dries. Depending on conditions, a dry time of at least 2 hours should be expected.

To see which trails will receive crack sealing and fog sealing, please refer to the 2018 Trail Maintenance Map.

If you have any questions related to the trail maintenance projects, please contact Engineering Technician Shawn Snyder at 651-280-6844 or SSnyder@FarmingtonMN.gov.

2018 Dakota County Crack Sealing

Dakota County will crack seal several roadways in and around Farmington this year.  These include:

  • County Road 50 from County Road 23 to the Vermillion River bridge
  • County Road 31 (Pilot Knob Road) from County Road 50 to County Road 64

Additional information can be found at the Dakota County website.

2018 Pilot Knob Road Overlay

Dakota County will be doing mill and overlay work on Pilot Knob Road between 170th Street and 190th Street.  Work in Farmington will include mil & overlay, pedestrian curb ramp revisions, and utility repairs.

June 21, 2018 Update:  Curb removal & replacement and utility work continues.  Mill & overlay work is scheduled to begin June 26 and will take about 3 days.

Drivers should anticipate lane closures while the contractor makes improvements to the underground utilities, pedestrian curb ramps, and street surface.

This work is done as part of Dakota County's annual Overlay & Misc. Projects contract.  Contracts for the project were approved at the May 8 Dakota County Board of Commissioners' meeting.  More information will be available at Dakota County's Transportation Projects website.

2018 MnDOT Highway 50 Mill and Overlay

In 2018, MnDOT will be doing a mill and overlay project on Highway 50 from Highway 3 in Farmington to Highway 52 in Hampton. The project will consist of resurfacing, sign replacements, ADA upgrades, and other miscellaneous improvements.  This project was originally scheduled for construction in 2017, however, due to a funding approval delay from the state legislature, the project was delayed.  More information regarding the project may be found on the MnDOT website.

June 21, 2018, Update:  Highway 50 is closed at CSAH 81 through June 27.  Follow the posted detour on CSAH 66.

Valley Paving is constructing shoulder improvements and turn lanes. Milling and paving of the highway is tentatively scheduled to begin July 9th.  Lane closures and road work will continue through late August.

If you have any questions related to the MnDOT Highway 50 Mill and Overlay, please contact Matt Decur at 651-280-6846 or mdecur@farmingtonmn.gov.