Kimball Street and Forest Avenue Project

General Information

Welcome to the Kimball Street and Forest Avenue project page. This page contains updates, contact information, documents, and answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to this project. 

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Project Overview

What is the scope of the project?

The project consists of the total reconstruction of Kimball Street, and the majority of Forest Avenue, including drainage, sewer, water, curbing, and sidewalk improvements.  The project will replace undersized pre-1931 unlined cast iron water pipes, undersized drainage pipes, and old deteriorated sewer lines showing high infiltration.  The project will also detect and eliminate illicit discharges including sump pumps connected to the sanitary sewer system.  The final design and construction bidding of the project has been completed. 

How long is this going to take?

Notts Excavating (Notts) has been awarded the project. A notice to proceed with construction was issued to Notts on August 7, 2023.  Currently, Notts is working to complete the Miracle Mile Water Improvements project before they commence work on the Kimball Street/Forest Avenue project.  The completion date of the Miracle Mile Water Improvements project is October 27, 2023.  Initial work on the Kimball Street/Forest Avenue project to be completed this fall includes soil borings and installation of a temporary water main outside of the roadway and sidewalk limits.  Notts plans to hit the ground running in March of 2024, mobilize two construction crews, and complete the project by mid-November 2024.  

Which streets are involved?

Streets involved/impacted are:

Kimball Street
Forest Avenue
Elm Street/Kimball Street Intersection
Union Street/Kimball Street Intersection
Shaw Street/Kimball Street Intersection

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  1. Rod Finley

    Rodrick Finley, PE

    City Engineer