10th Ave Culvert Replacement Project Finished For Season
The majority of the work is done on the 10th Ave culvert project, and 10th Ave reopened to traffic late last week. Remaining work, including final restoration, tree and shrub planting, and an asphalt mill and overlay with striping, will be done once weather permits in the spring.
The project replaced the aging metal culverts that carry Bassett Creek under 10th Ave and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. The two arch culverts (114-inch span) and one round culvert (72-inch diameter), classified as bridges because of their size, were inspected annually and had recently showed rapid deterioration. The project involved digging up 10th Ave (between the Golden Valley Library and the end of Rhode Island Ave N), the Luce Line Trail, and the railroad track to replace the existing culverts with two concrete box culverts.