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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Public Works Update: July 3

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2020 Project Updates: Week of July 3

Public Works Department Ι City of McPherson

Improving McPherson’s street infrastructure in an ongoing process. Project Updates 2020 provides timely information about specific projects. The intent is to keep residents informed about current projects, street closings, detours, and progress. Project details and timelines can change depending on whether or project conditions. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 620.245.2545.

Hartup Street/Elizabeth Street Reconstruction Project

Project Description or Location

Hartup Street from Avenue A to Kansas Avenue; Elizabeth Street from Hartup Street to South Park Street; Hartup Street from Kansas Avenue to East Marlin Street. The project includes sanitary sewer extensions from Hartup Street from Hancock Street to Elizabeth Street and Grand Avenue from Elizabeth Street to Hancock Street. The projects are being constructed simultaneously.

Street Closures & Detours

  • South Hartup Street from Ave. A to Hancock Street closed to thru traffic, local access from both avenue A and E. Hancock Street. Local access to South Hartup St. at Seitz Street.
  • Detour north and south continue to be Park St.
  • From 350-feet south of the intersection of S. Hartup St. and E. Hancock St. to 350 feet south along S. Hartup St. (2 nd Section South of S. Hartup St. and E. Hancock St. Intersection).
  • The block east of the intersection of S. Hartup St. and E. Elizabeth St.; E. Elizabeth Street to ParkStreet.
  • The block north of the intersection of S. Hartup St. and E. Elizabeth St., to Kansas Ave. is open to local traffic only.

Projected Street Closures & Detours

Monday, July 6, 2020; Contractor will close block from the north side of S. Hartup St. and E. Elizabeth St. intersection to Kansas Ave. (Highway U.S. 56). Once the removal and Aggregate Base is installed in this section, the contractor will move to a section on Park St.

Project Update

  • Contractor wide sawed joints, cleaned and sealed pavement joints. Opened block of E.Elizabeth to local traffic, with access from the east side of intersection of S. Hartup St. and E.Elizabeth St, 
  • The street remains closed at the west side of E. Elizabeth St. and S. Park St. Intersection.
  • Contractor performed scarification and compaction, installed Geo-Grid and Aggregate Base in the 2nd section south of intersection S. Hartup St. and E. Hancock St.

Project Map


CHAMPLIN STREET EXTENSION

Project Description or Location

Street extension north of Burger King’s north entrance north for 327 feet in front of the new Best Western property.

Street Closures & Detours

None

Construction Progress

No work performed on the street project this week.

Project Street Closures & Detours

To be determined


GRIMES STREET/ANNA STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Project Description or Location

Drainage issues and street reconstruction will be addressed along Grimes Street. Improvements include new curb and gutter and a storm sewer pipe, which will carry water down Anna Street to be dumped into the ditch near McPherson High School.

Street Closures & Detours

Anna St closed west of Wheeler St to Grimes St

Grimes St closed from Anna St to Loomis St

The intersection of Grimes St and Hulse St closed

Construction Progress

  • Work this week:
    • Finished backfilling and fine grading on Grimes St. from Loomis St. to Hulse St.  
    • Starting permanent seeding on Grimes St. from Loomis St. to Hulse St.
  •  Work next week:

    • RCP extension to ditch on Grimes St., north of Hulse St.
    • Finish permanent seeding on Grimes St.

Projected Street Closures & Detours

None

Project Map


HULSE DRAINAGE PROJECT

Project Description or Location

Ditch improvements from Main Street near Tractor Supply to 1st Street adjacent to McPherson High School. Seven box culverts will be replaced and retaining walls and ditch lining will be installed in critical areas along the channel.

Street Closures & Detours

  • Current street closures are First Street between North High and Maxwell. 
  • Wheeler and Crescent North of Hulse. 

Construction Progress

  • Crews have completed prep work and plan to place concrete for the floor of the  RCB on First Street on 6-26-2020.
  • Curb and gutter, driveway,  and part of the street have been placed at Crescent Lane.
  • Inlets placed at Wheeler RCB.

Projected Street Closures & Detours

Hulse Street is closed to thru traffic while crews complete work on the sanitary sewer.


CHESTNUT STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Project Description or Location

We will widen the existing roadway to 32’ back of curb to back of curb, install street drainage and mill and overlay the street. The project was awarded to Conspec Inc. dba Kansas Paving, Wichita Contract amount $558,324.50 of that, $220,000 was funded with a CDBG grant. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.

Street Closures & Detours

Travel through the project is open but expects to have one-way traffic in spots for a limited time due to the installation of the storm sewer pipe and parking could be hindered at times also due to the installation of the storm sewer pipe. Please be alert to the construction traffic and be safe.

Construction Progress

The improvements to Chestnut Street have been on hold for the past week due to the contractor being needed to complete an emergency project for the City of McPherson. The contractor did install inlets and storm pipe before moving to the emergency project. Work will resume on the project the week of July 6th and hopefully will continue without any other delays.

Projected Street Closures & Detours

Project Map

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