Current Projects - Fall 2021
The City of Edgerton has contracted with Pyramid Construction to build the 207th Street Grade Separation. The off-grade crossing over the railroad tracks at 207th Street and Co-Op Road will give first responders a clear route into town and improve commute times for the traveling public whenever a train is blocking the crossings into the residential community.
This $15 million bridge is paid for entirely by revenue generated by LPKC and a $1 million CARS grant from the County.
During construction, traffic will be able to drive 207th Street until the final connections need to be made. Various temporary road closures will happen throughout the construction schedule. Please watch the City's website and social media pages for up-to-date information. You can also sign up for NotifyJoCo for traffic alerts to be sent directly to you.
UPDATE October 15, 2021:
The project is nearing completion and changes to the traffic pattern are coming soon. Watch this page for updates.
LONG TERM CLOSURE
Co-Op Road closed on Wednesday, August 4th and will remain shut down between Edgewood and 207th Street until the final connections are made with 207th Street later this year. The project is on track to be substantially complete before the end of the year.
As a reminder, this is an active construction zone. The trucks bringing in dirt or rock are required to be tarped and crews are taking measures, such as watering, to keep the dust down. The bump on 207th Street is part of the utility relocations and will be resolved as part of the project. Please exercise caution if you are driving along 207th or Co-Op Road and do not enter fields where the equipment is staged. We want everyone to remain safe.
The Edgerton City Council has approved a contract with SWT Design to redesign Glendell Acres Park on Edgewood Street. The City and SWT Design conducted a survey throughout the month of July to collect public opinions on the options for the renovations.
This project includes the design and renovation of the park with new equipment, a finished sidewalk system, re-purposed greenspaces and landscaping. The approved Parks Master Plan will govern the general design theme of the project.
This project is paid for though Park Impact Fees, the majority of which comes from development at LPKC.
Construction is expected to start in 2022.
UPDATE: September 27,2021
The City Council selected the design in the image above, which includes a new walking trail, playground equipment, upgraded skate park and more. Now that the design has been approved, City Staff will move forward with a public bid process for construction.
The City's annual street maintenance projects will kick off in September. Residents on impacted streets will be notified at least 24 hours before work begins on their section of road. The street maintenance program preserves the life of our roads and protects them from water damage.
Chip-seal projects have been completed.
UBAS project has been completed.
A Pavement Repair project will be completed in on E 2nd St in front of Ottawa Co-op. This project will be scheduled at a date TBD.
Weather, mechanical problems or other delays may cause the work to be rescheduled. If this happens, residents will be notified again at least 24 hours before work begins.
Work will begin in October on a new sanitary sewer project to replace clay tile pipe with cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) in the area surrounding 7th and Nelson streets. CIPP is a jointless, seamless, pipe-within-a-pipe that will reduce inflow and infiltration of stormwater into our sanitary sewer system. Crews will make point repairs and rehab manholes in the project area.
The City has contracted with Municipal Pipe Tool to complete the work.
Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 18th with line inspections and cleaning. Crews will insert cameras into the lines to find any blockages and locate problem areas for repairs. During this process, you may notice drains and toilets gurgling as the crews use high-pressure water to break up any blockages, scour the pipe walls and flush debris through the lines.
You may experience a sewer odor in your home or gurgling in your drains due to inadequate venting. Please do not be alarmed. In the unlikely event that water may splash back, place a large old towel under/between the toilet seat and draped over the toilet and cover any floor drains.
Residents in the impacted area should have received a letter in the mail with instructions and contact information for the contractor.
Following the inspection and cleaning, crews will fix manholes and complete repairs as needed in the project area. Next, they will install the CIPP throughout the system.
The 7th and Nelson Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project is funded in part by a Community Development Block Grant from Johnson County.
This project is expected to take several weeks. Work is scheduled to be complete this winter.
If you have any questions or concerns during the project, please contact Sharon Waschat with Municipal Pipe Tool at 1-800-798-4205 or 319-988-4205.