Project Start Date: 4/15/2022
Ongoing Program: Y/N
Submitting Department: Public Works
Contact Person: Larry Matsumoto
Level of Need: Significant
Estimated Project Completion Date: 11/15/2027
Department Priority: 21 of 62
Contact Phone Number: (612) 919-1148
City Sector: Citywide
Affected Neighborhoods: Citywide
Affected Wards: All
Various locations throughout the City.
The Major Pavement Maintenance program focuses on major street repair due to specific, localized failures in a City street. The repairs typically last for 20 years or more. The objective is to correct failed areas of the street that are beyond what normal street maintenance can address, and extend the life of the street until more global rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts can be programmed.
Purpose and Justification:
There are small, localized sections of streets in the City’s pavement inventory which have failed due to some specific cause, often in one select location of the street, and typically confined to a portion of one block. Examples of these failures are excessive settlement due to unique underlying soil conditions not found in other areas of the street, or long-term stormwater erosion underneath concrete surface panels leading to voids under the panel, that lead to eventual settlement or failure. The failures often result in significant drainage problems, and large areas of unsightly and odorous standing water that can rise over the backs of curbs. These conditions can have a significant adverse effect on neighborhood livability. In addition to asphalt and concrete streets, this program also repairs brick or paver streets. These repairs are much more expensive than typical street patching. Typical asphalt repairs in brick or paver streets are unsightly and often not appropriate as these pavements tend to be located in historic areas where preservation of character defining features are a priority. In all cases, the nature of the corrective action is more aggressive and expensive than what is funded in general street maintenance. Therefore a special program is needed to manage these specific problems.
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Project Cost Breakdown
Department Funding Request
Have Grants for this Project been secured?
Describe status and timing details of secured or applied for grants or other non-City funding sources:
Describe any collaborative arrangements with outside project partners, including who they are and what their role is with the project:
State Law Chapter 462.356 (Subd. 2) requires review of all capital improvements for compliance with the comprehensive municipal plan. Chapter 13, Section 4 of the City Charter requires Location and Design Review for the purpose of approving the sale of bonds for these projects.
Transportation: Minneapolis will build, maintain and enhance access to multi-modal transportation options for residents and businesses through a balanced system of transportation modes that supports the City’s land use vision, reduces adverse transportation impacts, decreases the overall dependency on automobiles, and reflects the city’s pivotal role as the center of the regional transportation network. This project is consistent with planning and policy guidelines set forth in the City’s comprehensive plan Minneapolis 2040.
Provide the date that Location and Design Review was conducted for the project, the outcome of that analysis and the date formal action was taken by the Planning Commission:
Location and design review for this project took place April 23, 2009. The project was found consistent with the comprehensive plan by the City Planning Commission on April 23, 2009. No additional review is required.
Will the project contribute to growth in the city’s tax base?
Maintains existing tax base.
Describe the economic development impact of the project:
Does the project support redevelopment opportunity that without the project would be infeasible?
Is the proposed project on an existing or planned transitway, transit route, or high-volume pedestrian corridor? If yes, provide details on how the project will improve the transit and/or pedestrian experience.
Does the proposed project anticipate multi-modal enhancements (sidewalks, bicycle or transit facilities)? Provide details.
Not applicable. This program is proposed to focus on the repair/reconstruction of failed street sections, and will not change or enhance any multi modal transportation enhancements.
Is the right-of-way constrained and do you anticipate that modes of travel will be competing for space? Provide details, is there potential for innovative design options? Provide details
Operations & Capital Asset Maintenance:
Is this request for new or existing infrastructure? Existing
What is the expected useful life of the project Improvement? 20 Years
Year that Operating Incr/(Decr) will take effect? 2020
What is the estimated annual operating cost increase or (decrease) for this project? Decrease
Any Prior Year Remaining Bond Authorizations? Yes
Prior Year Remaining Bond Authorizations: $22,663
Describe how operating cost increases or decreases were determined and include details such as personnel costs, materials, contracts, energy savings, etc:
If new infrastructure, discuss how the department/agency will pay for the increased annual operating costs:
For new infrastructure, describe the estimated timing and dollar amount of future capital investment required to realize the full expected useful life of the project:
Describe completion status for ongoing projects and how and when the department/agency plans to use the prior year remaining bond authorizations:
Projects within this program are generally completed in the same year
If this is a new project, describe the major project phases and timing anticipated for completing the project:
Scalability/Funding Allocation Flexibility – discuss any flexibility to increase or decrease funding among the years in the five-year plan and the most that could be spent in a given year:
The number of projects, size and scope of the work can be adjusted to utilize all available funds.
Minneapolis Goals and Strategic Direction
Minneapolis is a growing and vibrant world-class city with a flourishing economy and a pristine environment, where all people are safe, healthy and have equitable opportunities for success and happiness. Below is a description of how this project meets each of the City's Goals.
Collaborative and community-inclusive strategies to ensure safety for all members of our community:
Increase accessibility of public infrastructure and public amenities.
Use design principles that ensure a safe and welcoming environment when designing all projects that impact the public realm.
Prioritize safety investments in line with the Complete Streets Policy.
Improve safety for pedestrians, and prioritize pedestrians over other road users, especially at street intersections; focus on signals, crosswalks, lighting, signage, visibility and lowering vehicular speeds through street design and other measures.
The City has declared racism a public health emergency, noting that “racism in all its forms causes persistent discrimination and disparate outcomes in many areas of life”. Public Works recognizes the impact of racism in transportation systems and this project seeks to promote transportation equity and justice in accordance with the goals of the Strategic & Racial Equity Action Plan 2019-2022 by providing equitable access to multimodal transportation in all parts of the City through thoughtful planning and design.
The City prioritizes sustainable practices and renewable resources to equitably address climate change while restoring and protecting our soil, water and air.
Reduce the energy, carbon, and health impacts of transportation through reduced single-occupancy vehicle trips and phasing out of fossil fuel vehicles.
Plan, design, build, maintain, and operate the city’s transportation system in a way that prioritizes pedestrians first, followed by bicycling and transit use, and lastly motor vehicle use. (Complete Streets Policy. Adopted May 2016.)
Improve the pedestrian environment in order to encourage walking and the use of mobility aids as a mode of transportation.
Improve and expand bicycle facilities in order to encourage bicycling as a mode of transportation.
Improve access to goods and services via walking, biking and transit.
Support development and public realm improvements near existing and planned METRO stations that result in walkable districts for living, working, shopping, and recreating.
Proactively improve the public realm to support a pedestrian friendly, high-quality and distinctive built environment.
Improve the tree canopy and urban forest.
Improve air quality by reducing emissions of pollutants that harm human health and the environment.
Minneapolis has also declared a climate emergency that demands a massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse and address the consequences and causes of climate change. Through the Transportation Action Plan, Public Works has stated its intention to drastically reduce the transportation sector’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, and this program/project aims to develop networks that will bring a climate-forward transportation system for the people of Minneapolis.
Built Environment & Transportation:
The City prioritizes high quality neighborhoods, streets, infrastructure and equitable access to multimodal transportation in all parts of the City through thoughtful planning and design.
The City of Minneapolis will promote design for the built environment that is dynamic and durable, reflects the diversity of Minneapolis residents, and contributes to a sense of place and community identity. The City will also proactively improve the public realm, including streets, sidewalks, parks and open spaces between buildings, to ensure that public spaces and private development are thoughtfully connected.
Achieving this goal also requires changes to the transportation system that make it easier to walk, bike or use transit to access daily needs. The City will proactively improve the pedestrian environment and continue to build and maintain a network of bikeways, while working with Metro Transit to increase the frequency, speed and reliability of the public transit system.
Capital improvement projects such as this improve a corridor and enhance the character of the area which helps preserve property values and the city’s tax base.