Construction work on the new water and sewer replacement project in Redfield has begun. J&J Earthworks from Milbank, SD was awarded the contract for the water and sewer replacement bid (schedule “B”). Work crews began last Monday, June 8th on milling the streets (removing the surface), blading and re-compacting the milled asphalt. The contractor will also start with test holes to determine if dewatering will be required to complete the installation of the new sanitary sewer main and water main. New water service and sewer services will be connected at the property line.
According to a report from the City of Redfield, homeowners may have temporarily blocked streets while the crews are working during the day. Driveways may also be blocked temporarily as the work is being completed.
The report also states that the surface work is expected to take only a few weeks and driveway access should only be temporarily disturbed.
Streets will be left in a gravel state for one year. This will allow for a “freeze-thaw” cycle to take place. The streets will receive new asphalt by July 15 of the following year the underground work takes place. For road maintenance issues, locals are asked to contact City Hall or the Project Engineer.
According to Adam Hansen, Redfield’s finance officer, the water and sewer replacement project could go through 2023. A current map of the sewer and water construction projects across town can be found on the City of Redfield’s website under “construction update.”