South Veterans Parkway Construction Details
The contractor is permitted to complete construction activities between 6 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. daily.
Dirt continues to be moved from borrow pits (future stormwater detention areas) to be placed for the roadway between Minnesota Avenue and Western Avenue.
The contractor continues to haul in sand to be placed behind the retaining walls for the future bridge over 85th Street.
Motorists are urged to use caution and reduced speeds while traveling near the construction area and may want to consider alternate routes.
Detours and Closures
There are currently no detours and closures in the project area.
Segment 1: Western Avenue to Cliff Avenue
Construction projects like South Veterans Parkway are designed to be as efficient and cost-effective as possible, including excavating dirt and other materials for the road bed in areas close to the project site.
Hauling trucks travel shorter distances, saving time and money while minimizing impacts to the traveling public and environment.
Excavated areas also serve as future detention ponds, which mitigate potential impacts to downslope properties by holding storm water runoff and releasing it at a slower rate.
There are cost savings from purchasing land for excavation near the project area rather than relying on more expensive excavation areas further away.