This project will involve the reconstruction of 72nd Street from Douglas Avenue to just north of Prairie Avenue. This reconstruction will provide for the replacement of a 25' wide street. The limits of this project will extend from the north side of Douglas Avenue, north along 72nd Street through the intersection with Prairie Avenue. This area does not have an adequate storm sewer system, so a new storm sewer will be added as part of the project. Storm Sewer improvements will also be added along the north side of Ridgemont Drive from 72nd Street to 74th Street.
The contractor has completed installing storm sewer on the north side of Ridgemont Drive from 72nd Street to 74th Street. Sidewalk construction on Ridgemont Drive will be worked on this week. The contractor has installed temporary seeding along the majority of Ridgemont Drive and will be back to install sod in early September.
72nd Street is closed from Airline Avenue to Prairie Avenue. No through traffic will be allowed. Please refer to the Parking Exhibit below for information on places to park if you are in the closed section. The sidewalks will remain for walking access and mail delivery while the street is being replaced. The contractor has removed the pavement and will be installing storm sewer and sanitary sewer over the next two to three weeks. The new pavement is anticipated to be completed by mid- September.
As a part of the project, storm sewer services will be installed to the properties on each side of the street. Property owners are strongly encouraged to connect to the service. A grant program has been established to aid in the process. Additional information is available in the helpful downloads below.