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List of this year's transportation projects in Olmsted County

List of this year's transportation projects in Olmsted County

(THE MED CITY BEAT) - The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Thursday announced a list of 290 transportation projects that will be worked on this season.

About a quarter of the $1 billion MnDOT will spend in 2015 will fund projects in southeast Minnesota.

A sizable portion of the regional funding will go toward two bridge projects: the Highway 43 bridge in Winona and the I-90 Dresbach Bridge, a joint effort by Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Here is a list of the construction projects in Olmsted County:

Highway 14 in Olmsted County

Description: Roundabout at Highway 14-Highway 42, Eyota

Construction Dates: May 8 – July 8, 2014

Construction Bid: $2.7 million

Traffic Impacts: Detour.

Status: Rochester Sand and Gravel

 

Highway 42 in Olmsted, Wabasha counties

Description: Resurfacing between Eyota and Plainview

Construction Dates: June 15 – Sept.15, 2015

Construction Estimate: $5,831,000

Traffic Impacts: Four to six-week detour, then daily lane closures with flaggers.

Status: Contract to be let on April 24, 201

 

Highway 52 in Olmsted County (Project 1)

Description: Intelligent Transportation System, Rochester to Elk Run interchange

Construction Dates: Summer 2015

Construction Estimate: $350,000

Traffic Impacts: None

Status: Contract to be let on June 5, 2015

 

Highway 52 in Olmsted County (Project 2)

Description: Replace lighting luminaries with LED lights along 8 miles in Rochester

Construction Dates: May 2015

Construction Bid: $243,583

Traffic Impacts: Daily lanes closures.

Status: River City Electric

 

Highway 63 in Olmsted County (Project 1)

Description: Resurfacing and grading 6 miles from Highway 30 to 28th Street South in Rochester

Construction Dates: May 4 – June 30, 2015

Construction Estimate: $4,094,616

Traffic Impacts: Long-term lane closures and short-term ramp closures at Hwy 52

Status: Rochester Sand and Gravel

 

Highway 63 in Olmsted County (Project 2)

Description: Interchange reconstruction and airport access improvement, Rochester

Construction Dates: July 2015-August 2016

Construction Estimate: $5.3 million

Traffic Impacts: Intermittent lane closures

Status: Contract to be let on May 15, 2015

 

Highway 63 in Olmsted County (Project 3)

Description: Concrete pavement repair

Construction Dates: September-October 2015

Construction Cost: $2 million

Traffic Impacts: Long-term lane closures, short-term ramp closures at I-90

Status: PCI Roads

 

Interstate 90 in Olmsted, Winona counties

Description: Unbonded concrete overlay, westbound lanes from St. Charles to Eyota

Construction Dates: June 1 – Oct. 31, 2015

Construction Cost: $17,023,433

Traffic Impacts: Head to head traffic on eastbound with westbound ramp detours

Status: Concrete Foundations


Graphic: MnDOT


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