An article examining the cost of road reconstruction and strategies cities are using to reduce costs mentions the Richfield Metro Sewer Project.
Richfield Metro Sewer Project
Friday, December 9, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Five things you need to know today.
1) Wood Lake Nature Center is holding its Birds and Birdies Golf Tournament fundraiser Monday afternoon at Olympic Hills Golf Course in Eden Prairie. The tournament is the only totally green golf tournament in Minnesota. Good luck to all the golfers. 2) Bloomington-based Oasis for Youth is looking for host families in Richfield for homeless youth. There is a seminar from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 20 at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Bloomington. For more details on the needs of homeless children, visit oasisforyouth.org. 3) Xcel Energy is scheduled to begin undergrounding all utilities along 76th Street Monday, according to the Richfield Metro Sewer Project Facebook page. As previously reported by Patch, once this work is done, crews can finish the…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
However, a potential delay looms for the regional trail portion of the project.
After breaking for the snowy winter, crews began working in Spring 2011 to complete the second phase of the Richfield Metro Sewer Project by Nov. 15, which is the contract deadline date. As part of the project to increase the sewer system's capacity, the reconstruction of the surface includes regional walking and bike trails and, according to Richfield Public Works City Engineer Kristin Asher, there could be an issue completing the regional pathway north of the Pleasant Avenue and 76th Street intersection on time. "Xcel Energy has yet to begin their [underground] work between Pleasant Avenue and 76th/77th intersection," she told Patch in an e-mail. "That work needs to be completed before the contractor can construct the path on the north …
Five news tidbits
1) The Richfield Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual golf tournament Tuesday afternoon at Crystal Lake Golf Course in Lakeville. Good luck to all the participants! 2) The Richfield City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday night at Richfield City Hall and Municipal Center. 3) Augsburg Park Library is holding Baby Storytime at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. It is totally free and it allows babies to be stimulated through music and reading. Call the library to register at 612-543-6200. 4) Do you like to volunteer? How about helping out with Richfield's Penn Fest on Sunday, Sept. 18? Those interested should contact Molly Illes at email@example.com. Also, look for Richfield Patch at the event. 5) It looks as if 76th Street at Lyndale …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Five Things You Need to Know Today returns after a long weekend.
1) Heredia Park, which was closed during the construction of the new Richfield City Hall and Municpal Center, reopened over the holiday weekend. 2) Richfield's Hometown 4th of July Celebration officially ended Tuesday night with the naming of Michele Heinecke, Molly Coughlin and Eylani Sanchez as the newest Richfield Ambassadors. Stay tuned for the full article and photos later Wednesday morning. 3) Richfield Metro Sewer Project workers are now working on the west side of Lyndale Avenue and 76th Street to widen the pipeline. 4) Tuesday night's Richfield U18 softball game against Faribault was cancelled. 5) Wood Lake Nature Center still has openings for summer kids camps, according to its Facebook page. To sign-up or get more information, …
Too Early to Tell Affects of Minnesota Government Shutdown on Most Businesses; Construction Industry Will Definitely Suffer
While it is too early to tell how most local businesses will be affected by the shutdown, with many state construction projects on hold, many workers have been laid off.
Among Minnesota’s nearly 164,000 businesses—from retailers and real estate agents to corporations and cosmetologists—the impact of a state government shutdown will be difficult to measure “due to the diverse landscape of businesses,” said Tom Hesse, an executive at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Hesse predicted most businesses would feel only a minimal impact from a short-term shutdown. Richfield Chamber of Commerce President Steve Lindgren echoed Hesse’s assessment stating, “We are very concerned about the inability of the [Minnesota government] to reach an agreement prior to July 1 … [But], it is too early to tell the impact on our membership [and local businesses]." Further, Brian Steinhoff, president of the Minnesota Retailers …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Five things you need to know today.
1) Bethany Covenant Church is hosting the Solveig Piano Recital at noon on Saturday. It's free for anyone to enjoy. 2) The Richfield Farmers Market Friday session at Assumption Catholic Church is featuring Minnesota grown asparagus, lettuce, snap peas and green onions, in addition to Accordianist Pam Ritter, Jeff Bender of Richfield Green, Diablo's Pollo Extreme Sauces, Bee Happy Honey and Turtle Bread. 3) The Richfield Metro Sewer Project Facebook page has this following message for some residents, "Residents along 76th Street from 12th Avenue to Chicago Avenue. Paving has been postponed due to the weather. The contractor plans to dry out all the puddles tomorrow and pave on Friday!" 4) Richfield Patch has asked for feedback from readers …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Five news tidbits to know today.
1) The Richfield Human Rights Commission is holding its second book club meeting at 6:30 p.m. *Monday at Wood Lake Nature Center. The book being discussed is "From Every End of This Earth." 2) Rhythmic Feet is performing at the Richfield Community Center 2:30-4 p.m. Monday. This senior group learns simple dances and performs around town. For more information, call Director Joan Davies at 952-944-2855. 3) Holy Angels announced its honor roll students. To see who made the list, click here. 4) There are three neighborhood block meetings about the Richfield Metro Sewer Project Monday: At 6 p.m. on Park Avenue and 76th Street, at 6:45 p.m. on Wentworth Avenue and 76th Street and at 7:30 p.m. on Harriet Avenue and 76th Street. 5) Richfield Patch…
Monday, June 13, 2011
The Richfield Metro Sewer Project closes Lyndale Avenue lanes Monday, while other closures continue.
The Richfield Metro Sewer Project is in full-swing and road closures are expected throughout the summer. The pipeline serves the Richfield, Edina and Bloomington areas. As it was, the pipe was at capacity and with further anticipated expansion of the area, it needed to be replaced, said City Engineer Kristin Asher in a previous Patch interview. In 2010, the areas between Xerxes Avenue and Interstate 35W and the route between Cedar Avenue and 11th Avenue up to 74th Street were constructed. Now, contractors are working to install the remainder of the pipe along 76th Street, in between 12th Avenue and I-35W. Unfortunately, all the construction means road closures throughout the city. Nicollet Avenue is closed to through traffic at 76th Street…
Thursday, November 11, 2010
As workers wrap up construction on the new sewer pipe, Public Works’ Kristin Asher provides some insights into next year.
After an extremely late start and nearly losing funding, workers have managed to complete nearly all of this year's scheduled construction for Richfield's Metro Sewer Project. Once contractors finish restoring the streets, they will be finished until next spring. The pipeline serves the Richfield, Edina and Bloomington area. As it was, the pipe was at capacity and with further anticipated expansion of the area, it needed to be replaced. The Metropolitan Council, a regional planning agency, brought the multi-million dollar project public in March 2007 and is its main source of funding. The agency's Environmental Services (MCES) division handles sewer collection. The project is being completed in phases. Small portions such as work on I-…