Woodlynn-Southlawn Area Street Improvements
About the Project:
The Woodlynn-Southlawn Area Street Improvements, City Project 22-17, is a street and utility project that was constructed during the summer of 2023. The scope of the project included the replacement of the failing pavement, soil subgrade corrections, spot replacement of deteriorated concrete curb and gutter, new concrete curb and gutter on Radatz Avenue, filling in of missing segments in the sidewalk network, upgrades to the existing storm and sanitary sewer systems, and restoration of boulevards and driveways disturbed by the project.
The reconfiguration of Woodlynn Avenue from Ariel Street to McKnight Road to better fit current and future traffic demands, promote slower vehicle speeds, and fill in missing segments of the pedestrian network was also included with this project.
The final design included a 5-foot wide sidewalk along the north-side of Radatz Avenue between Southlawn Drive and White Bear Avenue, with a 3-foot wide grass boulevard between the walk and back of curb. Radatz Avenue was narrowed from the prior 30-31 foot width down to 26-feet wide to constrict the roadway, which tends to promote slower vehicle speeds. In addition to the narrowing, two curb 'bump-outs' were installed roughly 1/3rd of the way in from each end of Radatz. These bump-outs further constricted the roadway down to 22-feet wide in these two locations, further promoting slower vehicle speeds. Please view the Project Layout Map in the Project Documents below to see the changes constructed along Woodlynn and Radatz Avenues.
Project Construction Status:
This construction project is complete. We will be performing a site walk-through in the spring of 2024 to identify any final items that need correcting. If there is something you see that doesn't look quite right, please feel free to reach out to let us know.
As always, we thank you for your patience and cooperation as we worked together to make these improvements in your neighborhood. Enjoy the smooth streets!