City of Walker Infrastructure

Ulteig provided design engineering services for the infrastructure in the city of Walker, Minnesota. This included 20 city blocks of sanitary sewer, water main and storm sewer, along with street reconstruction. The underground utilities were almost 60 years old, so the project’s main objective was to extend system longevity.

The area was located near the elementary and high school in town. To avoid disruption of the first day of school, the team worked efficiently and relentlessly to complete the work both on schedule and under budget.

This rural town in north-central Minnesota was overdue for several infrastructure repairs, including reconstruction of a one-mile stretch of highway into a segment of city street with a multipurpose trail and sidewalk. Glyndon’s 50-year-old cast-iron wastewater collection piping was also in need of replacement.

Ulteig was selected by the Clay County Highway Department and City of Glyndon to complete design and construction for this entire project. During 2017, work began with taking the main arterial rural section of roadway and converting it to an urban section by widening and lowering it, adding a curb and gutter system, and incorporating a sidewalk on one side and a bike path on the other. Utilities beneath the roadway had to be lowered and regraded since they did not meet cover
requirements. The water distribution system within the reconstruction area also required replacement to ensure sufficient storm water drainage.

When this major renovation is completed in 2018, it will dramatically improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow through town, making Glyndon a more appealing prospect for potential new businesses and homeowners.