2022 Street and Utility Improvements (Redwood Dr._Juniper Ln) (2022-101)
The Apple Valley 3rd Addition Neighborhoods were developed in the beginning of the 1960s. Street pavement throughout the neighborhood is deteriorating rapidly and becoming more costly to repair. The City is also encountering problems with the aging sanitary sewer and water distribution systems as well as deficient storm systems within this area. Annual sewer cleaning is no longer adequate to control root intrusion into the system and prevent potential sewer backups.
The City of Apple Valley 2022 Capital Improvement Program Identifies potential utility replacement and street reconstruction work on Redwood Drive and Juniper Lane. The scope of work includes total replacement of approx. 2,750 linear feet of sanitary sewer, water main and storm sewer and street reconstruction.
If the City of Apple Valley proceeds with the project, funding would be derived from the City’s Road Improvement Tax Levy. The City Council has structured this funding source to allow the City to pay for the proposed street reconstruction work WITHOUT the use of any special assessments to residents.
To continue the long standing practice of not using special assessments the City Council has made some changes to the City Policy regarding Private items in the Public Right of Way and are outlined below:
Street Improvement Projects often require construction work to occur within the public right-of-way area behind the concrete curb or outside of the paved street section. This area is typically referred to as the boulevard. Adjacent property owners along the street frequently have installed privately owned items within the boulevard area. Some examples of privately owned items within the boulevard include:
- Irrigation or sprinkler systems
- Bushes and landscape plantings
- Decorative fences
- Underground dog fences
The City will not be responsible for the cost to remove/reinstall privately owned items that are encountered within the right-of-way as part of a Street Improvement Project. City staff will send notice to property owners ahead of the project timeframe, requesting that the property owner remove any privately-owned items within the construction zone of the public right-of-way.
Contact the Apple Valley Engineering Department at 952-953-2426 or email Jodie.Scheidt@applevalleymn.gov for more information.
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