Gladstone Phase 3 - Frost Avenue Improvements

The Gladstone Phase 3 project represents the final phase of improvements along the Frost Avenue Corridor. This phase will include street and utility improvements along Frost Avenue from English Street to White Bear Avenue.

Project Description

Frost Avenue will be reconstructed from White Bear Avenue to English Street. The improvements include bituminous pavement, curb and gutter, 8-foot wide trail on the south side of Frost Avenue, and 5-foot wide sidewalk on the north side. There will also be sanitary sewer repairs and storm sewer and watermain replacement.

Stormwater quality improvements within Wakefield Park will include two infiltration basins used to reduce nutrient loadings to Wakefield Lake and provide a landscape amenity for park users. A sidewalk connection will be completed from Frost Avenue to the park facilities that were constructed in 2018.

Project Status Update

Construction began in the second half of May 2019 and is scheduled to be completed by October 31, 2019.

The project will be split into two major construction phases starting with Phase 1 which includes the east half of Frost Avenue from White Bear Avenue to Prosperity Road. Phase 2 will consist of Frost Avenue reconstruction from Prosperity Road to Clarence Street. Phase 2A will start after Labor Day and will include the reconstruction of Frost Avenue from Clarence Street to English Street. Wakefield park will also be under construction for the duration of the project. During the reconstruction of each phase, Frost Avenue will be open to local traffic only and a detour route will be in place for through traffic.

Construction of Phase 1 has begun. Utility repairs and replacements, including storm sewer, water main, sanitary sewer, and private utilities are nearly complete between White Bear Avenue and Prosperity Road.

The existing roadway material has been stripped and placement of the new road base has begun. The installation of concrete curb and gutter and driveways will begin once the new road base is complete. Please keep an eye on your door for flyers notifying you of concrete installation.

Overall the project is progressing well and is on schedule. Please continue to use caution when driving through the project area.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work together on improving your neighborhood!

Project Target Dates

Date Actions
April 22, 2019 Council Awards Construction Contract to Veit & Company
May 13, 2019 Pre-Construction Newsletter Mailed
Late May 2019 Construction Begins on Phase 1
Mid - July 2019 Substantial Completion of Phase 1. Phase 2 Construction Begins
September 2, 2019 Construction Begins on Phase 2A
Mid - October 2019 Substantial Completion of All Phases 
October 31, 2019 Anticipated Project Completion

Project History

Date Actions
February 12, 2018 Council Authorizes Preparation of Feasibility Study
April 5, 2018 Public Open House
October 11, 2018 Public Open House
November 13, 2018 Council Accepts Feasibility Study and Authorizes Preparation of Plans and Specs
February 20, 2019 Public Open House
February 25, 2019 Council Approved Plans and Authorizes Ad for Bid