Streets & Sidewalks
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 Sidewalk Permit for work in the City Right of Way.
2016-2017 Residential Sidewalk Repairs
Residential sidewalks across Osseo will be inspected in September and October of 2016. Sidewalks in need of repair will be marked with a white "x".
If sidewalks abutting your property are identified as needing repair in the 2016 inventory, you will receive a letter with more information about the repairs and the City’s plan to share the cost for these repairs with residents. We expect to send this second letter in October.
The City plans to complete repairs at the start of the 2017 construction season, next spring.
If you have questions about the city’s sidewalk repair program, please visit the city's blog post about sidewalks.
City streets allow residents and visitors safe and easy routes of travel around the City. Streets are maintained throughout the year by the Public Services Department.
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.
Future Osseo Street Projects
2017 Street Reconstruction Project
The City of Osseo is planning for the reconstruction of 2nd and 3rd Streets SE, and 4th, 5th, and 6th Avenues SE, planned for summer 2017.
To view the presentations made to City Council, click on 2017 Street Reconstruction
The proposed street improvements will consist of:
- Replacing the bituminous street pavement
- Curb replacement where necessary
- Rehabilitation of the water main, sanitary sewer and storm sewer as needed
- Sidewalk replacement and installation
- Project is proposed to be funded in accordance with the City's special assessment policy for street reconstruction
A public informational meeting was held in November 2016 as one part of preparing a feasibility report for this project. A full feasibility report was reviewed by the Osseo City Council on November 28, 2016. At that time, the City Council approved the feasibility report, and authorized the preparation of final plans and specifications. The projects were ordered to proceed by the City Council, and an assessment hearing will be scheduled in the spring of 2017.
If you have any questions regarding this proposed project, please contact Osseo City Engineer Lee Gustafson, 763-762-2821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want more street project information? Stay tuned for construction bulletins and updates.