Helena Street, Jenifer Street, Russell Street Reconstruction
On Tuesday, 5/24, the Contractor will be installing the new curb and gutter on the block of Jenifer St. between Russell and Division (around the Jenifer St. Market). This work will then be followed by pouring the concrete driveway aprons. The Contractor is also working on installing the utilities across Eastwood Dr. at Russell St., which involves a lane closure along Eastwood. The Capital City trail remains open through this area, but path users may be required to use temporary crossings of Russell St. around the work zone. The Contractor is also working on installing storm sewer around the Helena/Russell intersection. As of 5/23, all of the sanitary sewer work on the project is complete.
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The proposed reconstruction of Helena St., Jenifer St. and Russell St. includes replacement of the sanitary sewer main and laterals and storm sewer, along with replacement of the curb and gutter, asphalt pavement and gravel base, driveway aprons and sidewalk as needed.
The approved design for Helena St. is a 26 ft. wide street with parking on one side, along with some small bumpouts near the intersections to help preserve some existing trees while also providing some benefit to the pedestrian crossings and traffic calming (parking will be restricted in the bumpout areas). The side of the street with parking allowed could alternate between the blocks to help provide some additional traffic calming effects, and the existing street sweeping parking restrictions will still remain. Additionally, we anticipate that there will be approximately 10-14 terrace tree replacements and new plantings on these blocks of Helena St. (depending on locations of underground utilities, etc.) The wider terrace space will provide for additional soil volume for these trees, which will allow City Forestry to choose from several different tree species with wider canopies.
Jenifer St. and Russell St. will be reconstructed to match the existing widths and parking conditions. Two speed humps were considered on Jenifer St., but the Transportation Commission and Board of Public Works recommended that speed humps not be included with this project as the speed data that was collected did not indicate a significant speeding issue on the street. The work on Russell St. will include modifying the multi-use path crossing to be further from Eastwood, which will improve safety of the crossing as it provides more space between bikes and pedestrians and vehicles turning off of Eastwood; the path crossing will also be raised to provide more emphasis/visibility of the crossing along with traffic calming effects.
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Jenifer St. from Walton Pl. to Division St.
Helena St. from Walton Pl. to Division St.
Russell St. from Jenifer St. to Eastwood Dr.
Anticipated bid: End of May 2021
Construction: Summer/Fall 2021
There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates, times and locations are indicated below:
Public Information Meetings
City Meetings, Process
Transportation Commission: April 14, 2021, approved
Board of Public Works: April 21, 2021, approved
Common Council: March 4, 2021
*Note: Registering to speak is only necessary for Common Council and Board of Public Works Meetings. You do not need to register to speak at Public Information Meetings. Simply attend with registration, and you'll have an opportunity to share feedback and ask questions.