The Main Avenue South and 26th Street South Assessment Project began on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014. This project includes the reconstruction of Main Avenue South from 20th Street South to 26th Street South, the reconstruction of the intersection of Main Avenue South and 20th Street South, the construction of 26th Street South from Main Avenue to Western Avenue, removal of existing roadway surfacing on Main Avenue, removal of asphalt, curb and gutter, driveway approaches, and sidewalk, installation of sanitary sewer main, lift station, force main, water main, storm sewer, base course, curb and gutter, concrete driveway approaches, and asphalt surfacing. Bowes Construction, Inc. is the General Contractor.
Main Avenue South was closed on the morning of Wednesday May 7th and will remain closed through the duration of this project. The detour route is to use 22nd Avenue South. The intersection of Main Avenue South and 20th Street South is open to traffic. The intersection of Main Avenue South and 32nd Street South shall remain open throughout the duration of the project. Perimeter traffic control has been installed and additional traffic control will be set up in areas where construction is taking place.
The installation of the sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water main is complete for both Main Avenue South and 26th Street South. The only utility work remaining is to install the sanitary sewer force main along 32nd Avenue South from Main Avenue to Medary Avenue.
Work is progressing on Main Avenue South. A majority of the curb and gutter is installed and the Contractor is working on installing the fillet sections at the intersection of Main Avenue South and 26th Street South. The Contractor is scheduled to place asphalt pavement on Main Avenue in the near future.
The Contractor is also working on final preparation of the subgrade and installation of base course on 26th Street South.
The Main Avenue South and 26th Street South project is crucial for the opening of the Southwest Elementary School and for the future growth of the City of Brookings. On a project of this magnitude, and with the location of the project affecting all traffic leaving or entering the City on Main Avenue South, we appreciate the public’s patience and cooperation during the construction of this project. Banner Associates, Civil Design Inc, the City of Brookings, and Brookings Municipal Utilities will all be monitoring and overseeing varies portions of this project. Safety is our # 1 priority. Along with the Contractor, we ask that you help us complete a safe and successful project.
Andrew Kangas, PE
Civil Design Inc
Office: (605) 696-3200
Brad Wermers, PE
Banner Associates, Inc.
Office: (605) 692-6342