Elm & Sibley Street Culvert - 15STR14 

Construction Wards - 7 & 9
Contract Awarded to: 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 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

Sibley is closed between Belle Plaine Dr. & College Street
  • Crews started pouring concrete floor for the new Sibley Street culvert on November 29
  • Grading and backfilling behind the new gabion baskets was completed the week of November 18
  • Gabion basket installation was completed on the upstream side of the Elm Street culvert on November 13
  • Gabion basket installation on the Elm Street portion began the week of October 28
  • Crews began removing the Sibley Street culvert the week of October 28
  • The watermain that runs across the sibley culvert was capped and removed on October 26
  • Crews began clearing trees and demolition operations on Sibley the week of October 21
  • Elm Street was striped from the new signal at Blackhurst Elementary to Hawthorne the week of October 21
  • Sibley closed to traffic on October 22.
  • Elm Street has been reopened between Hawthorn Ave and Lindenwood Ave. 
  • 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
Culvert Location Map
Updated Project Timeline

Project Timeline

elm sibley timeline

Project Progress

elm sibley progress

Project Budget

elm sibley budget

Project Risks

elm sibley risks