Red Wing’s Highway 61/Main Street reconstruction underway

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 27, 2015

The summer construction season is underway in Minnesota as is evidenced by the reconstruction of Highway 61 in Red Wing.

This past week, southbound traffic on Highway 61 shifted traffic to the north in order to allow for construction to begin between Dakota and Broad Street.

The project Contractor, Meyer Contracting of Maple Grove, plans to start the construction of Stage 1 this week with the southbound lanes of Highway 61 to be constructed first. The existing pavement will be removed first starting at West Avenue and working west thru Dakota Street. According to MnDOT, once the pavement is removed, the installation of the sanitary sewer will begin starting at the new downstream sanitary sewer manhole located in West Avenue and continuing with the installation of the new sanitary sewer main heading west.

Construction of the temporary signal system at Franklin and Fulton Streets continues to progress, along with the installation of the temporary water system along both sides of Highway 61. The temporary water system acts as a replacement of the underground water pipes to allow for the replacement of the permanent underground system without disrupting the water service.

Once work on the southside portion of the project is completed, construction switch focus to northbound 61 starting at Old West Main Street and working east towards Broad Street.

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