Fridley Street Reconstruction

Fridley's streets are being upgraded with cost-effective stormwater control measures including bioswale bumpouts, boulevard raingardens and an underground stormwater treatment system.

Overview

Before: a street in need of repair in Fridley.

The same street, during construction. The bumpouts are designed to manage stormwater as well as calm traffic.

A construction crew pours concrete for the new curbs in November 2015.

Project Details

City: Fridley

Type: Capital Project Grant

Status: Active

MWMO Funding: $342,200

Partners: City of Fridley; Kuechle Underground, Inc.

Staff Contact:
Marcy Bean, PLA
Capital Projects and Stewardship Specialist
612-746-4979
Email Marcy Bean, PLA
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A street reconstruction project in Fridley proved to be an ideal chance to construct new cost-effective stormwater control measures. The MWMO provided a grant to the city to fund improvements like water-absorbing bioswale bumpouts, boulevard raingardens and an underground stormwater treatment system at Summit Square Park.

When completed, the improvements will treat stormwater runoff from approximately 30 acres, removing an estimated average of 4,787 pounds of suspended solids and 26.37 pounds of phosphorus each year. The project is also creating new opportunities for stormwater education, as the city is partnering with residents on managing the raingardens and bioswales. Fridley is contributing $75,000 of its own funds toward the stormwater improvements.