Elm & Sibley Street Culvert - 15STR14 

Construction Wards - 7 & 9

Contract Awarded to: L. Keeley Construction

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 seven foot 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 fifty 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 Drive
Bridge Replacement - Elm, between College and Hawthorne

Contact Information

Tim Rohrbacker
Project Manager

Current Project Activities

  • The new watermain on Sibley was flushed and pressure tested the week of February 3, 2019
  • Decorative fence started being installed the week of February 3, 2019
  • All stormwater pipes and structures have been installed as of February 1, 2019
  • Crews began installing gabion baskets within the Sibley Street project limits the week of January 20, 2019
  • Wall construction and backfilling downstream of the Elm Street culvert was complete the week of January 13, 2019
  • Crews poured the concrete roof of the Sibley culvert the week of December 23, 2018
  • Crews installed steel reinforcement for the Sibley culvert the week of December 23, 2018
  • Roof forms the Sibley Street culvert arrived the week of December 16, 2018
  • Contractor started pouring walls for the Sibley Street culvert the week of December 9, 2018
  • Rip rap was installed on the downstream side on the new Elm Street culvert the week of November 18, 2018
  • Contractor poured the floor of the Sibley Street culvert the week of  November 25, 2018
  • The contractor completed backfilling behind the gabion baskets on the upstream side of the Elm Street culvert the week of November 18
  • The contractor completed installing the gabion baskets on the upstream side of the Elm Street culvert the week of November 4
  • Started installing gabion baskets the week of October 28
  • Sibley Street was closed between Belle Plaine Dr. and College Street on October 22
  • Elm Street has been reopened between Hawthorn Avenue and Lindenwood Avenue.
  • The week of August 19, crews poured the downstream flared end for the Elm Street Culvert
  • Vegetation was cleared the week of June 25
  • Crews began removing the old culvert the week of July 2
  • Crews began installing the Elm Street precast culvert on July 24th
  • 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 (PDF)
Culvert Location Map (JPG)

Project Timeline

sibley timeline

Project Progress

sibley progress

Project Budget

sibley budget

Project Risks

elm sibley risks