Water/wastewater project along County 1 set to start

Two blocks of sewer line, one block of water line between 3rd/6th Avenues to be replaced

According to city engineer Andy Kehren, of Bolton & Menk Inc., a subcontractor for Holtmeier Construction Inc. of Mankato, will begin reclaiming the bituminous pavement on Cottonwood County Road 1 early tomorrow morning (Wednesday. April 26) as part of the city’s water/wastewater project. The pavement will be reclaimed and laid back down on the roadway.

The project, coordinated with Cottonwood County, will replace two blocks of sewer line and one block of water line between 3rd Avenue and 6th Avenue. Following that work, the county will be resurfacing Cottonwood County Road 1 with concrete.

It will include the elimination of one block of water main along County 1 between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue, along with replacing the block of water main between 3rd Avenue and 5th Avenue with new 8″ diameter main. Sewer will also be replaced, with new 12″ lines laid between 3rd Avenue to 6th Avenue, along with reconnecting service to Town’s Edge Auto.

Holtmeier’s bid of $218,987.50 earned them work on the project.

The Utility Commission will self-fund the project, using sewer funds for both the sewer and water work, with water repaying its portion of the cost.

The move is being made to pre-empt any possible future water or sewer issues, as the county does not want any cutting into or digging up of the new concrete.

Tentatively, the reclaimed material will be removed from the street this week Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28, with underground construction scheduled to start next week.

On the schedule tentatively for Monday, May 1, the contractor will start with the valve replacement on the frontage road, then move to the 6th Avenue watermain work.



Cottonwood County Road 1 water/wastewater prject.

Prior to the motion, the preliminary cost estimate, with a more precise concrete cost, as well as Bolton & Menk’s project timeline were reviewed.




I spoke with Kyle at the County and John at Holtimeier earlier today.  They plan to meet early tomorrow morning to affirm where the reclaimed bituminous should be piled on Jerry Hoberman’s lot.

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