Street Projects

ANNUAL SEAL COAT PROJECT

The 2021 seal coat project will begin on August 11th.  Seal coating is a process where tacky asphaltic oil is applied to the road surface, followed immediately by placement of small red/chip rock stones. The rock is left in place for a few days  before the excess if picked up by Public Works. This process creates a water proof seal on the road surface that prevents water penetration which could lead to deterioration of the road surface. Different sections of Saint Peter are seal coated on a rotating basis every 5-6 years.

When the oil and rock is being placed, vehicular traffic is restricted, but roads are reopened very quickly. City crews work with the contractor to provide traffic control.  Residents of the areas to be seal coated will notice “no parking” signs that are posted in advance of the work and will need to make alternative plans for parking until the roadway is reopened to traffic and the signs are removed. 

This years’ seal coat routes include the following roadways:

  • South Washington Avenue from Jefferson to Highway 169
  • Capitol Drive (All)
  • Freeman Drive (All)
  • South Front Street from Broadway to Jefferson Avenue
  • 100 block of Jefferson Avenue
  • Pine Street from South Front Street to Minnesota Avenue
  • Elm Street from South Front Street to Minnesota Avenue
  • St. Paul Street from South Front Street to Minnesota Avenue
  • College Avenue from South Front Street to Minnesota Avenue
  • Locust Street from South Front Street to Minnesota Avenue
  • Walnut Street from South Front Street to Minnesota Avenue
  • Mulberry Street from South Front Street to South Third Street
  • Grace Street from South Front Street to South Third Street
  • Nassau Street from South Front Street to South Third Street
  • Park Row from South Front Street to South Third Street
  • South Third Street from Broadway to Mulberry Street
  • North Front Street (All)
  • North Third Street from Broadway to Livermore Street
  • North Fourth Street (All)
  • North Fifth Street from Broadway to St. Julien Street
  • Chestnut Street from North Front to North Fifth Street
  • Chatham Street from North Front Street to cul-de-sac
  • Madison Street from North Front Street to cul-de-sac
  • Skaro Street from Minnesota Avenue to North Fifth Street
  • Swift Street from St. Julien Street to dead end
  • Livermore Street from Minnesota Avenue to Fair Street
  • Ramsey Street from Minnesota Avenue to North Fourth Street
  • Sumner Street from North Fifth Street to dead end
  • Fair Street (All)
  • Ronell Street to dead end
  • Old Minnesota Avenue from St. Julien Street to Union Street

Property owners along these roadways may experience a bit of dust from the process, but please be patient until the rock is swept up in a few days. For questions about the seal coating process, please contact the Public Works Department at 934-0670.

Improvements to North Third Street

North Third, North of Saint Julien Street – Scope of the project:
Construction began on Thursday, July 29th. 
This project will include the addition of a storm sewer collection system on N. 3rd Street between McLeod and Center St intersections and a storm sewer treatment piping system between N 3rd Street and Old Minnesota Avenue on the existing Center Street.  The treatment piping will provide stormwater treatment through infiltration. The stormwater improvements will enhance the ability to control and treat stormwater under the state stormwater permit (MS4 Permit). 
Water main will also be installed north of McLeod Street serving residential lots allowing for the addition of new housing in the area. A fire hydrant installed at the end of the cul-de-sac provides additional fire protection. 
Street improvements include asphalt surfaces beginning at Saint Julien Street and continuing north approximately 1,000 feet to a cul-de-sac which can accommodate emergency vehicles and bus traffic. There will also be a mini cul-de-sac on McLeod Street for easier access and mobility.  
Week of July 26th – Stump removals and mobilization of equipment to site, road sub-base cuts, prep for utility installations.

For questions about the project, please feel free to call Public Works Director Moulton at 934-0670.