City offers additional 22nd Ave. construction updates

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BROOKINGS – Construction crews continue to make progress in all three phases of the 22nd Avenue project, the City of Brookings reported Friday. 

In Phase 1, located north of Third Street, the contractor has placed all sidewalks and multi-use path concrete.  

The contractors are paving the first lift of asphalt at the tie-ins to Minnesota Drive, Avera Clinic and the northern entrance to Brookings Health System. 

The next steps, which are scheduled to begin soon, include placing colored concrete behind the curb and gutter, installing retaining wall, placing the second lift of asphalt at the driveway approaches, sealing concrete joints and placing topsoil along the sidewalk.

In Phase 2, located between Third Street and Olwien Street, the contractors have installed concrete paving for the outer lanes on both the east and west side of the street and expect to pave the center lane next week.

Crews have started setting forms for sidewalk on the west side of 22nd Avenue and will start to pour sidewalks and the multi-use path.

In Phase 3, south of Olwien Street, crews have installed the watermain and will start water services next week. 

Storm sewer installation started Friday and will continue next week. It is expected that underground utility installation will be complete by the end of next week.

Public meetings regarding the project are held at the office of Civil Design Inc., 609 Main Ave. S., Brookings, SD. The meetings are held every other Thursday at 3:30 p.m., with upcoming meeting dates of Sept. 5 and Sept. 19. 

The public is encouraged to drive safely through the detour areas. “The City of Brookings appreciates the public’s patience during the construction project,” the city press release says.  

Questions may be directed to Jeff Cooley at Civil Design Inc. at 696-3200 or [email protected] or the City Engineering Department at 692-6629 or [email protected]

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