As part of Vadnais Heights’ 2022 Street Improvement Project, Oak Crest Drive, South Oak Drive, and Oak Court are getting a much needed makeover! Crews began work in the area near Community Park recently, and while new pavement will likely be the most noticeable improvement, upgrades to the City’s utilities (water mains, sewers and stormwater infrastructure) will also take place.
Earlier this summer, City staff carefully inventoried the vegetation in the area, making note of dead/diseased trees exhibiting signs of deterioration, as well as invasive species like buckthorn, which will be removed as part of the project. By removing compromised trees, not only are potential safety hazards addressed, we’re also doing what we can to mitigate the disruption caused by infestations like Emerald Ash Borer.
Following construction, the City will begin a thoughtful replanting project in the area, with special emphasis on the tree species and the replacement locations.