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Streets & Sidewalks

Streets & Sidewalks

 Streets

City streets allow residents and visitors safe and easy routes of travel around the City. Streets are maintained throughout the year by the Public Works Department.


Street Lights

To report a street light that is out or blinking, call City Hall, 763-425-2624, ext. 101, or email with the exact location of the problem light, and include a house/street address and the nearest intersection. Please include whether the street light is out or blinking. If you choose, you may also contact Xcel Energy's Outdoor Lighting Outages at 1-800-960-6235 directly or at their website to Report an Outdoor Lighting Outage online.
 

 

2021 Alley & Central Avenue Reconstruction Project 


INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

Two meetings were held on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 5 pm and 6 pm, for two project areas.


Neighborhood Meeting Presentation at 5 p.m.

Neighborhood Meeting Presentation at 6 p.m.

The City of Osseo held neighborhood meetings for resident and property owners on the 2021 Alley and Central Ave Reconstruction Project. Map project areas is below:

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Informational Meeting 2021 Alley and Central Avenue Reconstruction Project Notice (5 pm meeting)

For residents and property owners on the alleys either side of Central between 2nd St and 4th St and street work along Central Avenue, the virtual meeting was held at 5 pm on Thursday, October 15, 2020:

Neighborhood Meeting Presentation at 5 p.m.


Informational Meeting 2021 Alley and Central Avenue Reconstruction Project Notice (6 pm meeting)

For residents and property owners on the alleys between 4th St NE and 93rd Ave and between 3rd St SE and 2nd St SE, the virtual meeting was held at 6 pm on Thursday, October 15, 2020:

Neighborhood Meeting Presentation at 6 p.m.


 


Special Assessment Policy


Osseo's Special Assessment Policy sets out how the costs of improvements will be shared between the City and property owners. 

Three basic criteria must be satisfied before a particular parcel can be assessed. They are:

  1. The land must have received Special Benefit from the improvement.
  2. The amount of the assessment must not exceed the Special Benefit.
  3. The assessment must be uniform in relation to the same class of property within the assessment area.
Once the criteria are met, the Policy describes how costs are allocated. You can review the policy here.

The City of Osseo's Special Assessment Policy was initially adopted July 25, 2011, and was revised January 9, 2017 and March 11, 2019.

Future projects

Do you want more future street project information? A map showing proposed future plans can be viewed here. Stay tuned for construction bulletins and updates.


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Complete Streets Policy


Safety and efficiency of our street network is a key concern in Osseo.  Streets, sidewalks, boulevards, and other right-of-way components affect quality of life. In light of these factors, the City adopted a Complete Streets Policy in August of 2017. You can review the policy here.

Complete Streets policies are ‘high level’ directional policies. They are intended to produce long-term results. Results come through incremental changes in routine decision-making processes regarding streets. The policy does NOT require:

  • immediate changes to roads;
  • accommodations for all transportation modes on all streets;
  • “no exceptions” to incorporating Complete Streets elements in a project; or
  • one specific design for all future street projects.

Sidewalk Inspection & Maintenance Policy


On September 12, 2016, the City Council approved a Sidewalk Inspection & Maintenance Policy.  The policy provides standard specifications for sidewalk construction in residential areas. It also sets a timeline for regularly inspecting and repairing residential sidewalks. In periods between inspections, Public Works staff are allowed to make patches with asphalt or other durable materials. Residents who want to do work on their own sidewalks must apply for a Permit for work in the City Right of Way.

 

2016-2017 Residential Sidewalk Repairs

The City completed repairs during the summer of the 2017. 

Due to lower-than-expected costs, the City has been able to fund the entire project with federal Community Development Block Grant funds and an additional contribution from the State of Minnesota’s Small Cities Assistance Program. Under these special circumstances, there will be no property owner contribution required for the 2017 Sidewalk Repairs.

We thank you for your patience during this project, and hope that everyone in the community will be able to enjoy the new sidewalks.

If you have questions about the city’s sidewalk repair program, please visit the city's blog post about sidewalks.