9/20/2013 11:08:00 AM Harry Ave. project to start next week
by Ken Haggerty
Randolph Township is expecting the Harry Avenue road project to begin next week. Detours will be in place between Dakota County Roads 86 and 88 for what is expected to be a three-week project, but local access will be made available.
The detour routes traffic to make connections between 86 and 88 via Minnesota Hwy. 56.
Total project cost of the asphalt reclamation/repave/culvert job is $787,587.60, said Township clerk Geri Baumgartner. McNamara Contracting, Inc. out of Rosemount was the lone bidder and was awarded the work. McNamara's construction part of the project is $597,587.60. Engineer on the project is Bolton & Menk, Inc. out of Burnsville. There are other legal and meeting fees tied to the project as well.
The project received a MnDOT Local Road Improvement Program grant of $450,944.15. Also, $50,000 in funds are coming from Dakota County Parks, which has its Byllesby Park at the end of the road. Without this aid, Baumgartner said the Township would be unable to take on the project.
The Cannon Golf Club and Simon's Arena, considered two of the largest traffic generators for the road, are each paying $12,500. Smaller assessments were made to homeowners on and off of Harry Avenue. The Township will bond for $250,000 on a seven-year term to cover the rest of the costs.