Dakota Street Project
The City of Canton intends to reconstruct Dakota Street, an aging deteriorating transportation corridor within the community. In the coming years, approximately one mile of Dakota Street is planned to be rebuilt beginning at US Highway 18 (5th Street) and ending on 281st Street. Some of the project improvements include:
- New concrete street surfacing and curb/gutter
- New sanitary sewer main expanding the sewerability of property along Dakota Street
- New water main replacing older, undersized main resulting in increased water flows for drinking water and fire protection
- New storm sewer system reducing the amount of water on the street
- Bicycle lanes to enhance connectivity between residential-school-business-recreational-regional properties
Dakota Street Plan
Dakota Street Phase 1 Exhibit
Dakota Street Phase 2 Exhibit
Beaver Creek Lift Station
The City of Canton intends to construct improvements to the Beaver Creek lift station. Improvements shall generally include a new wet well, valve vault, standby generator, force main, two blocks of downstream gravity sewer main and miscellaneous sanitary sewer improvements within the city.
Scope of Work
- Replace Beaver Creek lift station at its current location
- Install new force main from lift station to manhole in parking lot of ball diamond
- Replace two blocks of gravity sewer main over to Blair Street
- Install sanitary sewer and water to VanVoorst property
- Replace about three blocks of sanitary sewer near 2nd/Bartlett
- Provide preliminary design information for future replacement of sanitary sewer main between Main Lift Station and Beaver Creek lift station.
- October 10, 2014: The following work is anticipated over the next couple of weeks: Complete the backfill around the new structures installed at the lift
station site. Begin installing the electrical components at the lift station site. Finish the installation of the sanitary force main and storm sewer main. Begin placing concrete surfacing.Volume 9-Beaver Creek Lift Station Improvements
- September 12, 2014: The following work is anticipated over the next couple of weeks: Install new sanitary sewer force main from the ball field parking lot to the lift station site along US Hwy 18. Install a new water line within US Hwy 18 to provide a water service to the lift station site. Begin excavating for the new lift station wet well (approximately 30 feet deep). Volume 8-Beaver Creek Lift Station Improvements
- August 27, 2014: The City’s contractor, H&W Contracting, has confirmed that they plan on setting up their traffic control along US Hwy 18 on Tuesday, September 2 in preparation for reconstructing the Beaver Creek lift station. The south half of the highway in the area of Beaver Creek will be closed. Both the eastbound and westbound traffic will be using the north half of the highway – one lane going westbound, one lane going eastbound. Driveways in the area will remain open. Please use caution as you travel through the work zone. Please let City Hall know if you have any questions: 987-2881.
- August 19, 2014: The following work is anticipated over the next couple of weeks: Install new concrete sidewalk and driveway approaches as needed along 2nd Street. Install topsoil then seed, fertilize and mulch the disturbed areas outside of the street surfacing. Volume 7-Beaver Creek Lift Station Improvements
- August 5, 2014: The following work is anticipated over the next couple of weeks: Complete installation and grading of the new gravel. Install asphalt surfacing along 2nd Street. Install new concrete sidewalk and driveway approaches as needed. Install topsoil then seed, fertilize and mulch the disturbed areas outside of the street surfacing. Volume 6-Beaver Creek Lift Station Improvements
- July 17, 2014: The following work is anticipated over the next couple of weeks: Complete the installation of the storm sewer inlets and junction boxes on 2nd Street. Install gravel base course on 2nd Street and prepare the gravel for new surfacing. Install new curb and gutter and sidewalk at the repair locations. Begin placing asphalt surfacing on 2nd Street. Volume 5-Beaver Creek Lift Station Improvements
- June 11, 2014: The following work is anticipated over the next couple of weeks: complete the installation of all the water main on 2nd Street and begin preparing 2nd Street for new gravel. Once the water main is completed the Contractor will begin grading 2nd Street and installing gravel. They will also begin installing sanitary sewer main in the alley south of 5th Street between Blair St. and Howard St. Volume 3-Beaver Creek Lift Station Improvements
- June 6, 2014: The Contractor will begin the work on the east end of the project which is the intersection of Blair Street and the alley, just south of US Hwy 18. From that starting point, the Contractor will install new sanitary sewer main to the west. Blair Street will be closed to thru-traffic at the alley while work is being completed in the intersection. Resident Letter from JSA
- May 15, 2014: Over the past two weeks the contractor removed the existing asphalt surfacing along 2nd Street from Main Street heading west into the cul-de-sac. The existing pavement within the intersection of 2nd Street and Cedar Street was not removed to help traffic pass thru the intersection. The contractor also completed installing and testing new water main at the intersection of 2nd Street and Main Street. The contractor begin working on the new sanitary sewer line on 2nd Street between Main Street and Cedar Street. For more information, please click the following link: Volume 2-Beaver Creek Lift Station Improvements
- May 2, 2014: The project will be starting May 2nd. Work will begin on 2nd Street, beginning at the intersection of 2nd Street and Main Street and progress towards the cul-de-sac to the West. Work on 5th Street will begin at a later date, yet to be determined. 2nd Street will be closed to traffic during construction. Traffic control signs will be installed a day or so in advance of the work. Vehicles parked within the work area when work begins will be towed at the Owner’s expense. For more information, please click the following link for updates: Volume 1-Beaver Creek Lift Station Improvements.
In partnership with the Canton Rotary Club, the City is working to take advantage of a key asset in our backyard – the Big Sioux River. Recently completed, the Master Plan for Chautauqua Park details kayak and fishing access along the Big Sioux River, picnic shelters, nature trails, a 9-hole disc golf course and a bike path connecting to Newton Hills State Park.