Keating and Birchwood Reconstruction

Work on Keating Avenue and Birchwood Place is under way. This project involves redesign of the roadway to include low-impact development practices that will disconnect impervious areas and provide treatment and infiltration of storm water runoff. The project will also include the reconstruction of the existing municipal sewer line.

Upcoming Work


Crews will be working on Saturday, October 14.

Week of October 16, 2017

  • Crews will continue to work on drainage on Renaud Avenue.
  • Residents on Renaud Avenue should expect short service interruptions as the temporary water service is connected. There will be a water shutdown on Monday, October 16, on Stark Avenue. Residences on Stark Avenue between East Watson and Elliot Circle will lose water between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • The contractor will continue work on sewer line on Stark Avenue.
  • Full roadway reconstruction will continue up Hayes. This requires removal of unsuitable materials and replacing with structural gravels and geofabric. Vibratory compaction will occur to ensure a well-constructed roadway and you may notice vibrations as this work is completed. This area is currently scheduled to be paved on Tuesday, October 24.
  • Crews will continue to work through individual driveway connections along the currently paved portion of the project. Driveways are scheduled to be paved in this area on Monday, October 23.
  • Some miscellaneous sidewalk work may occur in the Birchwood area.

Please note: There will be a high level of activity throughout the project area and on Stark Avenue. Please be patient with us as we work though this reconstruction project and be sure to pay attention to the flaggers directing traffic through the neighborhood.

Work on Stark Avenue expected to last until October 27. Please seek alternative routes during commuting hours to avoid long delays.

Water and Sewer Service Interruptions

Water service will be interrupted on Monday, October 16th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for residences on Stark Avenue between East Watson and Elliot Circle. Water services connections are planned on Renaud Avenue and residents should expect short service interruptions as the temporary water service is connected.

Traffic Patterns

All streets will be closed to through traffic (local traffic only), Monday - Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for the duration of the project. Stark Avenue will be reduced a single lane during the construction day, with alternating traffic. We recommend seeking an alternate route when possible. There may be times when the road is not passable from one direction and traffic may be required to go around. On street parking may be limited due to storage of construction materials and equipment.

For more information about this project, contact Assistant City Engineer Gretchen Young at 516-6450.

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