4th Avenue and Hester Street

4th Avenue and Hester Street

Project Manager

City Engineering / Shannon Wilder

SUA Project No. 18WL03/18SL05

Visit the GIS Infrastructure Map to see where city infrastructure projects are happening.

What We're Doing

The City of Stillwater and the Stillwater Utilities Authority are replacing water lines on Hester Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue and on 4th Avenue between Washington Street and Hester Street.

Anticipated Milestones

  • Anticipated Date (Design): Completed Spring FY20
  • Anticipated Date (Construction): Fall FY20
  • Anticipated Date (Completion): Summer FY21

Benefits of the Project

The waterlines in this area are deteriorated and under-sized for future development. 

Budget & Funding

  • Year Funded: FY2019
  • Funding Source: Water Capital Fund
  • Project Budget: $413,000
  • Expenditures to date: $340,000

Project Management


Sept. 17, 2019: 90% plans received from Engineer.

Oct. 29, 2019: Utility coordination meeting held in preparation to send plan comments to Engineer. 

Dec. 23, 2019: Final design is nearly complete. Bidding and Construction will begin in early Spring 2020.

Mar. 10, 2020: Project was advertised for bid March 8th and pre-bid conference is scheduled to be held March 25th. 

Apr. 23, 2020: Project has been rescheduled to allow time for planning relocation of other utilities. Advertisement for the bid opening is scheduled for late May, 2020. 

Jul. 29, 2020: Bid Opening was held on July 22, 2020. 

Aug. 3, 2020: City Council and SUA approved the Bid Recommendation for Lopp Construction.

Sept. 18, 2020: Lopp was issued Notice to Proceed September 8th. Lopp's subcontractor, Danny Wick Excavating, will be completing the water line installation. 

Oct. 21, 2020: The water line on Hester Street has been installed and the Contractor is currently switching over water service from the old line to the new. 

Nov. 25, 2020: Water line instillation on Hester Street is complete. 

Jan. 4, 2021: Lopp has begun concrete removal on 4th Avenue in preparation for the water and sewer line installation.

Feb. 18, 2021: The water line on 4th Avenue is complete but not yet connected to the existing water line on Ramsey. The extreme cold has slowed progress of finishing the water line tie-in.

Apr. 8, 2021: All water line work is complete. 

Oct. 4, 2021: Lopp is currently working to complete punch list items. 

Dec. 1, 2021: Staff are preparing the final conciliation change order and final payment application to complete the project.

Actions Authorized by Stillwater Utilities Authority (SUA)

  • 06.18.18  | CC-18-76 |  Recommendation for approval of professional services agreement with Poe & Associates. 
  • 08.20.18  | SUA-18-31 |  Authorization of expenditure
  • 08.03.20  | SUA-20-29 |  Bid Recommendation


aerial photo of 4th and hester street project area