Construction Projects - 2020 Season

Improvement 19-01 - NW 4th Street (Riverside Drive) Reconstruction Project

Reconstruction of NW 4th Street from Washington Street to Jackson Street with inclusion of a roundabout at the intersection of Jackson Street and NW 4th Street, a median to prevent traffic crossing conflicts at the intersection of James Street and NW 4th Street, and a 10-foot separated pedestrian trail on the east side of the roadway.

Benefits of the Proposed Construction

  • Improved safety to motorists and pedestrians utilizing the corridor
  • New street surface
  • Improved aesthetics
  • Reduced conflict intersections at the intersections of James Street and Jackson Street
  • Split phasing signal eliminated at the intersection of Washington Street, which will in turn reduce delay times on Washington Street and NW 4th Street.
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The following projects are tied together under one contract:

Improvement 19-16 - B, C, and D Streets Reconstruction

  • Reconstruction of B, C, and D Street NE from 5th Avenue NE east into the East Brainerd Mall private property.  Includes new curb and gutter, storm sewer improvements, watermain replacement, and new surfacing.

Improvement 13-21 (SAP 108-139-001) - B Street Reconstruction

  • Reconstruction of B Street NE from Gillis Avenue to 5th Avenue NE. Includes new curb and gutter, storm sewer improvements, watermain replacement, and new surfacing.

Improvement 19-09 - (SAP 108-141-001) - 5th Avenue NE Reconstruction

  • Reconstruction of 5th Avenue NE from Washington Street to D Street NE.  Includes new curb and gutter, storm sewer improvements, watermain replacement, and new surfacing. 

Improvement 19-21 - 4th Avenue NE Sidewalk Improvement

  • Construction of sidewalk infill on 4th Avenue NE between Washington Street and C Street NE.  Consists of placement of sidewalk and some spot curb and driveway replacements.

Improvement 19-20 - Gillis Avenue Sidewalk Improvement

  • Construction of sidewalk infill on Gillis Avenue between Washington Street and B Street NE.  Consists of placement of sidewalk and some spot curb and driveway replacements.

Benefits of the Proposed Construction

  • New and improved driving surfaces
  • New curb and gutter and storm sewer to promote better street drainage
  • On-street parking maintained
  • Standard street width of 35-feet to promote slower residential speeds
  • Gaps in current sidewalk network filled to promote walkability/bikeability.  

Improvement 19-10 - NE Brainerd Resurfacing Project

  • Resurfacing of numerous streets as listed below in NE Brainerd.  Includes spot repair of curb and gutter, spot repair of driveways, minor watermain replacement, and new surfacing.
    • J Street - Mill Avenue to 10th Avenue NE and 11th Avenue NE - 13th Avenue NE
    • 11th Avenue NE - H Street to J Street
    • L Street - Mill Avenue to 8th Avenue NE
    • 10th Avenue NE - N Street to O Street and P Street to Q Street (includes watermain)
    • O Street - 9th Avenue NE to 12th Avenue NE
    • P Street - Mill Avenue to 10th Avenue NE (includes watermain)

Benefits of the Proposed Construction

  • New and improved driving surfaces
  • Repair of curb and gutter and storm sewer to promote better street drainage
  • On-street parking maintained
  • Standard street width of 35-feet to promote slower residential speeds

The following projects were substantially completed in 2019 and have some minor follow up work in 2020:

Improvement 16-09 - Buffalo Hills Lane and Mississippi Drive Reconstruction

Reconstruction of Buffalo Hills Lane from Graydon Avenue to Mississippi Drive and Reconstruction of Mississippi Drive from Buffalo Hills Lane to the dead end.

*This project was substantially completed during the 2019 construction season.  Remaining items such as turf establishment, signage, and punchlist items will be completed in the 2019 season.

Benefits of the Proposed Construction

  • New driving surface
  • New curb and gutter to promote better street drainage
  • Addition of storm sewer
  • Narrow street surface (26-feet wide) which includes 2-11 foot driving lanes and 2-foot curb reaction distance to promote lower speeds
  • 8-foot separated trail for improved pedestrian and bicyclist safety
  • Connections to Buffalo Hills Trail, Paul Bunyan Trail, and Future Cuyuna Lakes State Trail
  • Construction of storm water pond to assist in clean storm-water runoff
  • Improved aesthetics

Improvement 17-08 - Garfield Safe Routes to School

Construction of numerous sidewalk segments in northeast Brainerd as part of a federally funded Safe Routes to School project.

Proposed Sidewalk Segments:

  • North side G Street - 1st Avenue NE to 3rd Avenue NE
  • East side 10th Avenue NE - Washington Street (State Highway 210) to I Street
  • North side H Street - 8th Avenue NE to 13th Avenue NE
  • North Side J Street - Mill Avenue to 9th Avenue NE
  • North Side L Street - 12th Avenue NE to 14th Avenue NE
  • South Side N Street - Mill Avenue to 14th Avenue NE
  • East Side 9th Avenue NE - N Street to Q Street (Memorial Park Entrance)

Benefits of the Proposed Construction

  • Walkable improvements for improved pedestrian and student safety in and around Garfield and Lowell Elementary Schools
  • Improved sidewalk connectivity in northeast Brainerd.

Improvement 17-06 - NE H Street Reconstruction and Sidewalk Construction

Reconstruction of H Street from Mill Avenue to 13th Avenue NE and addition of a sidewalk from 1st Avenue NE to 3rd Avenue NE.

Benefits of the Proposed Construction

  • New driving surface
  • New curb and gutter to promote better street drainage
  • On-street parking maintained
  • Better walkability from with sidewalk connection to other local sidewalks
  • Standard street width of 35-feet to promote slower residential speeds

Improvement 17-07 - 10th Avenue NE Reconstruction

Reconstruction of 10th Avenue NE from Washington Street (State Highway 210) to NE J Street.

Benefits of the Proposed Construction

  • New driving surface
  • New curb and gutter to promote better street drainage
  • On-street parking maintained
  • Standard street width of 35-feet to promote slower residential speeds

The following projects are always part of the City's street maintenance program and are performed yearly:

2020 Street Maintenance Projects

Improvement 20-01 Seal Coat - Select Streets 

  • Seals street surface with a layers of oil and rock
  • Restores street aesthetic

Improvement 20-02 Crack Sealing - Select Streets 

  • Seals street cracks to reduce water intrusion into street

Improvement 20-03 Street Patching - Select Streets

  • Large patches in streets with localized areas of potholing and cracking when the street is not identified for resurfacing or reconstruction in the City 5-Year Street Capital Improvement Plan