Elm & Sibley Street Culvert - 15STR14 

Construction Wards - 7 & 9

Project Description

Since the passage of Proposition P on August 2, 2016, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Engineering and the Stormwater Task Force have prioritized stormwater projects across the City.  The Task Force has recommended 24 projects to be completed including culvert replacements at Elm Street and Sibley Street. The project will replace two deteriorated 7' diameter culverts beneath Sibley and a sub-standard bridge beneath Elm on Boschert Creek.These existing infrastructures have met the end of their useful life. The project was identified through a comprehensive stormwater analysis. This project includes an expedited culvert construction schedule, and a closure of Elm Street (between 2047 and 2021 Elm Street) for a 50 days. When Elm Street is reopened to traffic, construction crews will close Sibley, and begin construction of the second culvert.

Project Location

Culvert Replacement - Sibley, between College and Belle Plaine Dr.
Bridge Replacement -  Elm, between College and Hawthorne

Contact Information

Tim Rohrbacker
Project Manager

Current Project Activities

  • Elm Street will close at Boschert Creek on June 19th to replace an undersized culvert. All traffic will be detoured to Sibley during construction. 
    Currently in the Preliminary Plan Design and Alternative Analysis phase
  • Field Survey was completed in April 2016
  • Charter was approved on August 2015
  • Open House was held on April 6, 2017
  • Pre-construction meeting was held on April 23, 2018

Other Documents 

Fact Sheet
Culvert Location Map

Project Timeline

elm  sibley timeline

Project Progress

elm  sibley progress

Project Risks

elm sibley risks
sibley st budget graph