Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements

Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements

Phase 1 improvements are planned for Stieger Lake Lane from Hwy 5 to the existing bridge on the west side of downtown Victoria, Minnesota.

Stieger Lake Lane West Improvement MapProject Overview
With development of the City-owned 13.5 acres located on the west side of downtown Victoria anticipated to begin in the coming year, the City of Victoria is moving forward with improvements to the existing segment of Stieger Lake Lane which will serve as a connection from the existing Downtown to new growth to the west.  

Proposed Improvements
The proposed improvements consist of reconstructing the street and storm sewer system, improvements to the sanitary sewer and water systems, installation of required stormwater management facilities, and construction of sidewalk, streetscape amenities, lighting, landscaping and 25 parking stalls along the northside of the street.

Anticipated Project Schedule
  • Substantial Completion: Fall 2023
Project Documents
Project Notification
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Project Contact



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Weekly Project Updates
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of April 10, 2023)

  • Private utility relocation has begun and continues this week for Xcel Energy.
    • Road Closure Wednesday 4/12/2023
      • Required for small utility underground street crossings.
      • Re-opening anticipated by the end of the day.
  • Improvement Project Updates
      • Starting of pavement reclamation of roadway on Friday 4/14/2023.
      • This work involves grinding and pulverizing the existing roadway pavement. The roadway will be left in a condition similar to a gravel road. 
      • Access will be maintained to residents and businesses along the roadway.
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of April 17, 2023)

Private Utility Relocation Updates
  • Private utility relocation continues this week for Xcel Energy.
City of Victoria Improvement Project Updates
  • Stieger Lake Lane West Temporary Mailbox MapTemporary Mailboxes
    • Temporary mailboxes are installed on the West end of Stieger Lake Lane for residents and businesses along Stieger Lake Lane.
    • A map showing this location is attached.
  • Utility Installation
    • Anticipated to start April 20, 2023 with sanitary sewer, weather depending.
    • Thru traffic is strongly encouraged to use Rose Street or HWY 5.
    • Access will be maintained along the roadway for all residents and businesses. However, residents and business owners should expect brief periods where access to driveways will be disrupted.
    • City and contractor staff will coordinate with residents and businesses during these brief disruptions.
    • Please use caution when navigating along the roadway and yield to construction equipment and traffic.
  • Temporary Sewer and Water
    • Installation of temporary sanitary sewer and water has begun.
    • Residents and businesses should expect to see piping along the ground.
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of May 1, 2023)

Private Utility Relocation Updates
Xcel Energy
  • Private utility relocation continues this week for Xcel Energy.
 
City of Victoria Improvement Project Updates
Temporary Sewer and Water
  • Temporary sewer and water has been installed and will remain in place until permanent sewer and water is installed and tested. 
Utility Installation
  • The contractor has commenced installation of permanent utilities, starting with sanitary sewer, followed by water main, finishing with storm sewer.
  • Anticipated completion schedule is approximately 1 month, weather depending.
Roadway Accessibility
  • Road closed to thru traffic during utility installation.
  • Access will be maintained along the roadway for all residents and businesses.  However, residents and business owners should expect brief periods where access to driveways will be disrupted.
  • City and contractor staff will coordinate with residents and businesses during these brief disruptions.
  • Please use caution when navigating along the roadway and yield to construction equipment and traffic. 
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of May 8, 2023)

Private Utility Relocation Updates
Xcel Energy
  • Private utility relocation continues this week for Xcel Energy.
 
City of Victoria Improvement Project Updates
Utility Installation
  • Installation of sanitary sewer continues this week.
  • Anticipated completion of sanitary sewer installation next week, weather depending.
  • Watermain installation to start immediately following completion of sanitary sewer.
Roadway Accessibility
  • Local businesses along the roadway are still open and accessible, access to residences are also being maintained.
  • Direction of accessing Stieger Lake Lane will change periodically from the east end (Rose Street) or west end (HWY 5).
  • City and contractor staff will continue to coordinate with residents and businesses when these access locations change.
  • During this time of access changes, please use caution navigating along the roadway. Access routes may have narrowed or changed.
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of May 15, 2023)

Private Utility Relocation UpdatesXcel Energy
  • Work by Xcel Energy continues this week with an anticipated completion date during the first week of June.
 Communications
  • Communications work is anticipated to start at the end of next week.
 
City of Victoria Improvement Project Updates
Utility Installation
  • Installation of sanitary sewer is anticipated to be completed at the end of this week, weather permitting.
  • Watermain installation to start immediately following the completion of sanitary sewer. 

Roadway Accessibility
  • Local businesses along the roadway are still open and accessible. Access to residences are also being maintained.
  • Direction of accessing Stieger Lake Lane will change periodically from the east end (Rose Street) or west end (HWY 5).
  • City and contractor staff will continue to coordinate with residents and businesses when these access locations change.
  • During this time of access changes, please use caution navigating along the roadway. Access routes may have narrowed or changed.
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of May 24, 2023)

Private Utility Relocation Updates
Xcel Energy
  • Work by Xcel Energy continues this week with an anticipated completion date during the first week of June.
 Communications
  • Relocation of the communication companies' (Mediacom, Centurylink/Lumen, and Metronet) utilities are anticipated to start by the end of this week.
 
City of Victoria Improvement Project Updates
Utility Installation
  • Installation of sanitary sewer anticipated to be complete by the end of this week.
  • Existing force main is expected to be connected into the new sewer this week. Once completed, this would allow the temporary force main to be removed.
  • Watermain installation to start immediately following completion of sanitary sewer. 

Roadway Accessibility
  • Local businesses along the roadway are still open and accessible. Access to residences is also being maintained.
  • Direction of accessing Stieger Lake Lane will change periodically from the east end (Rose Street) or west end (HWY 5).
  • City and contractor staff will continue to coordinate with residents and businesses when these access locations change.
  • During this time of access changes, please use caution navigating along the roadway. Access routes may have narrowed or changed.
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of May 30, 2023)

Private Utility Relocation Updates
Xcel Energy
  • On hold this week with an anticipated completion by the end of June.
 Communications
  • Anticipated to start this week.
 
City of Victoria Improvement Project Updates
Utility Installation
  • Installation of sanitary sewer is complete. Temporary force main has been removed.
  • Watermain installation has begun, approximately one week of work is anticipated.

Roadway Accessibility
  • Local businesses along the roadway are still open and accessible. Access routes to residences are also being maintained.
  • Direction of accessing Stieger Lake Lane will change periodically from the east end (Rose Street) or west end (HWY 5).
  • City and contractor staff will continue to coordinate with residents and businesses when these access locations change.
  • During this time of access changes, please use caution navigating along the roadway. Access routes may have narrowed or changed.
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of June 6, 2023)

Private Utility Relocation Updates
Xcel Energy
  • On hold this week with an anticipated startup next week.
 Communications
  • Installation of conduit has begun and will continue until complete.
  • When complete Mediacom, CenturyLink/Lumen, and Metronet will install new lines within installed conduits
 CenterPoint Energy
  • Installation of relocated gas main has begun and will continue until complete.
 
City of Victoria Improvement Project Updates
Utility Installation
  • Sanitary sewer and watermain installation are nearly complete.
  • The contractor working on the City improvements is on hold until private utility relocation work is complete.
  • Following completion of private utility relocation, utility installation and street construction will continue until complete.
Roadway Accessibility
  • Local businesses along the roadway are still open and accessible.
  • During private utility relocation work, the road will remain closed to through traffic but access to the businesses and residences is anticipated to be provided from both ends of Stieger Lake Lane. 
  • During this private utility relocation phase, the roadway will be left in a temporary state. Aggregate has been placed to allow for 1 lane of traffic to navigate the roadway. Please use caution navigating along the roadway and yield to construction traffic.
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of June 13, 2023)

Private Utility Relocation Updates
Xcel Energy
  • Anticipated to restart this week.
 Communications
  • Installation of conduit will continue this week and is near complete.
  • When conduit is complete, Metronet, Mediacom and CenturyLink/Lumen will install new lines within the installed conduit.
 CenterPoint Energy
  • Installation of relocated gas main continues and is anticipated to be completed this week.
City of Victoria Improvement Project Updates
Utility Installation
  • Watermain is being tested this week.
  • Following testing, services will be connected and temporary watermain will be removed.
  • The contractor working on the City improvements is on hold until private utility relocation work is complete.
  • Following completion of private utility relocation, utility installation and street construction will continue until complete.
Roadway Accessibility
  • Local businesses along the roadway are still open and accessible.
  • During private utility relocation work, the road will remain closed to through traffic but access to the businesses and residences is anticipated to be provided from both ends of Stieger Lake Lane. 
  • During this private utility relocation phase, the roadway will be left in a temporary state. Aggregate has been placed to allow for 1 lane of traffic to navigate the roadway. Please use caution navigating along the roadway and yield to construction traffic.
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of June 20, 2023)

Private Utility Relocation Updates
Xcel Energy
  • Continuing work on site this week.
Communications
  • Installation of conduit is near complete and will resume early next week.
  • When conduit is complete Metronet, Mediacom and CenturyLink/Lumen will install new lines within the installed conduit.
 CenterPoint Energy
  • Relocation of gas main is complete.
 
City of Victoria Improvement Project Updates
Utility Installation
  • The contractor working on the City improvements is on hold until private utility relocation work is complete.
  • Following completion of private utility relocation, utility installation and street construction will continue until complete.
Roadway Accessibility
  • Local businesses along the roadway are still open and accessible.
  • During private utility relocation work, the road will remain closed to through traffic but access for residents will come from the East end (Rose Street) and access to businesses from West end (HWY 5). 
  • Barricades have been added to close the center portion of Stieger Lake Lane. Business and residence access will not be affected.
  • During this private utility relocation phase the road way will be left in a temporary state.  Aggregate has been placed to allow for 1 lane of traffic to navigate the roadway.  Please use caution navigating along the roadway and yield to construction traffic.
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of July 10, 2023)

Private Utility Relocation Updates
Private Utility Relocation
  • Contractors are still working on private utility relocations.
City of Victoria Improvement Project Updates
Utility Installation
  • The contractor working on the City improvements is on hold until private utility relocation work is complete.
  • Following completion of private utility relocation, utility installation and street construction will continue until complete.
Roadway Accessibility
  • Local businesses along the roadway are still open and accessible.
  • During private utility relocation work, the road will remain closed to through traffic but access for residents will come from the East end (Rose Street) and access to businesses from West end (HWY 5). 
  • Barricades have been added to close the center portion of Stieger Lake Lane. Business and residence access will not be affected.
  • During this private utility relocation phase the road way will be left in a temporary state.  Aggregate has been placed to allow for 1 lane of traffic to navigate the roadway.  Please use caution navigating along the roadway and yield to construction traffic.
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of September 13, 2023)

The improvements to Stieger Lake Lane resulted in a need for Xcel Energy, Mediacom, MetroNet, Century Link, and CenterPoint Energy to relocate all of their existing facilities located both overhead and underground within the project corridor.  The City has the authority to require this relocation through state statutes and local ordinances, but this work is being completed by private contractors retained by the utility companies.  The City does not have contractual authority over this work and the lack of progress, including many days where the utility contractors have not been on site, is causing considerable delays to the City’s project. 

The City’s contractor working on the city improvements is on hold until the private utility relocation work is complete.  The remaining utility companies have returned to the site to complete their work, though all of them have not yet provided a date when they will complete.  As soon as their facilities are out of conflict with the proposed improvements, the City’s contractor will return to the site to continue constructing the improvements.  The remaining work includes: 

  • Completion of installation of small segments of new sanitary sewer and water lines
  • Installation of storm sewer
  • Construction of the new street including curb and gutter
  • Installation of sidewalk and streetscaping features including landscaping and lighting 

Our contractor will work as long into the fall as weather conditions permit to complete as much of the work as possible, and if necessary, we will make temporary provisions to ensure conditions are adequate through the winter.  Once we have a reasonable timeline from the utility companies for completing their work, we will work with the city's contractor to provide an updated schedule for completing the project.  

Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of September 21, 2023)

Private Utility Relocation
  • Near complete, the City will continue to work with private utility companies to ensure their work is completed. 
Improvement Project Updates
Utility Installation
  • The contractor working on the City improvements is back on site to complete installation of the remaining watermain, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer work.
  • Following completion of utility installation, street construction will begin. 
  • Street construction will include excavation of road way, installation of street draintile, placement of street section, concrete curb installation, and base course paving.
  • Details related to street construction will be provided closer to start of this work.
Roadway Accessibility
  • Local businesses along the roadway are still open and accessible.
  • During the continued utility installation work, the road will remain closed to through traffic. 
  • Starting Tuesday Sept. 20, 2023, access for residents and businesses will come from the East end (Rose Street).  Access from the West end (HWY 5) will be cut off until utility installation in the area is complete.
  • Direction of accessing Stieger Lake Lane will change periodically from the East end or West end.
  • City and contractor staff will continue to coordinate with residents and businesses when these access locations change.
  • During this utility installation the road way will be left in a temporary state. Aggregate has been placed to allow for 1 lane of traffic to navigate the roadway. Please use caution navigating along the roadway and yield to construction traffic.
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of October 6, 2023)
  • Private Utility Relocation
    • Near complete, the City will continue to work with private utility companies to ensure their work is completed.

  • Improvement Project Updates
    • Utility Installation
      • The contractor working on the City improvements has completed installation of all new utilities.
    • Street Construction
      • Street construction is anticipated to start Monday, 10/9/2023, weather permitting.
      • Street construction will include excavation of roadway, installation of street draintile, placement of street section, concrete curb installation, and base course paving.
      • Excavation of the road way is anticipated to start east of the driveway of 1889 Stieger Lake Lane. The contractor will work eastbound to the eastern extents of the project, then shift back to 1889 Stieger Lake Lane and work westbound to the western extents.
      • Roadway draintile will be placed after excavation, followed by placement of sand and aggregate road section. When complete residents can expect a stable gravel road throughout.
      • Concrete curb and pavement placement will follow thereafter, weather permitting.
    • Roadway Accessibility
      • Local businesses along the roadway are still open and accessible.
      • During the roadway work, the road will remain closed to through traffic but access will be maintained to local traffic. Starting Monday, 10/9/2023, access for residents will come from the East end (Rose Street).  Access for businesses will come from the West end (HWY 5).
      • Direction of accessing Stieger Lake Lane will change periodically from the East end or West end.
      • City and contractor staff will continue to coordinate with residents and businesses when these access locations change.
      • Please use caution navigating along the roadway, follow directions of onsite workers, and yield to construction traffic.
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (Week of May 13, 2024)
Improvement Project Updates
  • Construction along the roadway has begun for the year
  • The contractor working on the project has started prepping on-site for incoming concrete and streetscape work.
  • The remaining concrete work for the project is anticipated to start May 20, 2024, weather permitting. This work will include:
    • Remaining concrete curb and gutter
    • Sidewalk and pedestrian ramp installation
    • Concrete driveway aprons
  • Roadway Accessibility
    • Local businesses along the roadway are still open and accessible.
    • City and contractor staff will coordinate directly with residents and businesses if any disruptions to access are anticipated.
    • Please use caution navigating along the roadway, follow directions of onsite workers, and yield to construction traffic.
Stieger Lake Lane (West) Improvements (May 24, 2024)
Improvement Project Updates
  • Due to recent weather the remaining concrete work start date has changed and is anticipated to start May 28, 2024, weather permitting. This work will include:
    • Remaining concrete curb and gutter
    • Sidewalk and pedestrian ramp installation
    • Concrete driveway aprons
  • Roadway Accessibility
    • Local businesses along the roadway are still open and accessible.
    • City and contractor staff will coordinate directly with residents and businesses if any disruptions to access are anticipated.
    • Please use caution navigating along the roadway, follow directions of onsite workers, and yield to construction traffic.

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