Farm Horizons, April 2014

Road construction plans this summer

CARVER COUNTY

Carver County Public Works

11360 Hwy 212, Suite 1

Cologne, MN 55322

(952) 466-5200

Carver County has 209 miles of county state aid highway (CSAH) and 56 miles of county roads (CR), and 52 bridges under its jurisdiction.

The following road construction projects are planned in Carver County for the summer of 2014

101/61 Southwest Reconnection Project

Summary of work

- Construct new bridge across the floodplain north of the Minnesota River channel to raise the roadway out of the 100-year flood elevation.

- Reconstruct the Hwy 101/Hwy 61 “Y” intersection as a roundabout, and make additional improvements along Hwy 6.

- Reduce the frequency and duration of road closures caused by seasonal flooding of the Minnesota River Valley

- Minimize regional and local transportation disruptions that occur when other area river crossings must be closed due to seasonal flooding.

- Minimize long-term maintenance and repair costs

- Add a multiuse trail that will connect regional trails, a roundabout at the “wye” and additional improvements along County Road 61

Schedule: Bid opening: April 17; Constructon: June, 2014-Fall 2015.

Cost: $34 million (Hwy 101); $20 million (Co Hwy 61)

Total = $54 million

Funding sources

MnDOT flood Mitigation Program ($20M, LRIP, CTB, Scott and Carver Counties)

Location: Hwy 101 between existing Minnesota River bridge in Shakopee and Hwy 61/Flying Cloud Drive in Chanhassen

Benefits: Reduce the frequency and duration of road closures caused by seasonal flooding of the Minnesota River Valley.

Minimize regional and local transportation disruptions that occur when other area river crossings must be closed due to seasonal flooding.

Minimize long-term maintenance and repair costs.

Adjacent project: Hennepin County is currently developing a project to reconstruct Flying Cloud Drive (County Rd 61) from Hwy 101 to Charlson Road. For additional information, visit the Hennepin County project site for details.

More information can be found at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy101river/index.html.

Lyman Boulevard (County Road 18) Construction

Work includes the reconstruction of the existing roadway from a two-lane rural highway to a four-lane divided highway. Additional improvements include, but are not limited to, widening the existing corridor, intersection improvements, bituminous surfacing, concrete curb and gutter, traffic signal upgrades, culvert replacement, paved trails, turn lane improvements, water main extension, retaining wall, pavement markings, access and drainage improvements.

Reconstruction of CSAH 18 will be completed in several stages to minimize disruption to existing traffic patterns. It is anticipated that CSAH 18 will be closed for several months between Audubon Road (north) and CSAH 17 (Powers Blvd) during the summer of 2014. Access to local businesses and residences will be maintained throughout the project. Every effort will be made to minimize the effect this project has on the community and motorists.

Proposed Construction Schedule: June 2014-2015

CR 11 Park and Ride (City of Carver)

The City of Carver and Carver County are working together to construct a Park and Ride facility at the west side of Co. Rd. 11 at Ironwood Road. The project includes intersection improvements, traffic signal system, parking lot, and building.

Schedule: Building construction is scheduled for the winter/spring of 2014 and the roadway portion spring/summer 2014.

Detours and closures: The project is designed to be constructed with staged construction under traffic. Expect delays when work is taking place on existing roadways.

CR 10 Bridge Replacement (City of Watertown)

The City of Watertown developed along both sides of the Crow River, with the existing downtown bridge providing the only connection between residential areas on the east to the central business district on the west. The existing bridge (Bridge 5882) carries Territorial Street (CSAH 10) over the south fork of the Crow River to Lewis Avenue in downtown Watertown and still provides the only connection across the river for miles in both directions. The bridge serves an average of 9,850 vehicles per day (2010 average daily traffic (ADT) volume), including the only connection between schools and residential areas located on both sides of the City.

Schedule: Construction in 2014.

CR 30 Bridge Replacement

Project location: 500 feet east of the McLeod County line on County Road 30. Approximately 2 miles west of City of New Germany.

Schedule: Construction is scheduled for 2014.

CSAH 43 Bridge #10501 Replacement over Carver Creek

Schedule: 2014

— Information provided by Carver County,www.co.carver.mn.us

MEEKER COUNTY

County Highway/MN DOT Transportation Facility

422 South Johnson Drive

Litchfield, MN 55355

(320) 693-5360

Meeker County has 272.02 miles of county state aid highways. 774.28 miles of township roads spanning 17.5 townships and 92 bridges. The Meeker County Highway Department has 24 employees, 10 equipment shops and $1.25 million worth of equipment. The annual budget is approximately $3.7 million.

The following road construction projects are planned in Meeker County for the summer of 2014

- CSAH 19 bituminous reclamation and bituminous surfacing from Kingston North City Limits to East County Line.

- CSAH 24 bituminous overlay from US Hwy. 12 to TH 15

- CSAH 2 bituminous overlay from 395th St. Watkins to North County Line.

- CSAH 4 bituminous overlay from TH 15 to 4th St. Dassel

- CSAH 4 bituminous overlay from 255th St., north of Dassel, to CSAH 21

- HSIP ground-in striping on CSAH 2, 4, 15, 19, 23 and 34

Township Projects

- Collinwood Township - Bituminous overlay of 210th St., 213th St., 215th St. and 700th Ave. from south of Lake Washington to TH 15

- Darwin Township - Bituminous overlay of 260th St. from CSAH 14 to CSAH 24

— Information provided by Meeker County, www.co.meeker.mn.us

McLEOD COUNTY

Hutchinson Area

Transportation Services (HATS)

1400 Adams Street SE

Hutchinson, MN 55350

Phone: (320) 484-4321

McLeod County has 400 miles of highway.

The following road construction projects are planned in McLeod County for the summer of 2014

Replacement of Bridge L2494 on CR 58

This project includes removal of the existing metal culvert and replacement with a new concrete box culvert. The affected crossing is approximately 1.5 miles south of CSAH 14 on CR 58. About half of the project will be funded by state bridge bond funds while the other half will come from county funds.

March 12th Update: Construction plans are nearly complete. The project will be advertised for bids in the coming months and construction is expected sometime in the first half of the 2014 construction season. During construction, the crossing will be closed with no traffic permitted. Construction should last approximately one week, weather dependent.

Replacement of Bridges in Lynn and Round Grove Township

This project includes removal of the existing metal culverts and replacement with new concrete box culverts at 4 crossings. The Lynn Township culverts are located on Zane Ave. about one mile south of 180th St. and on Walden Ave about 500 feet south of 180th St. The Round Grove Township culverts are located on Zane Ave., approximately 1/4 mile north of 15th St., and on Yacht Ave approximately 1/2 mile north of 15th St. The project is funded primarily by dedicated state funds for township bridges.

March 12 Update: Construction plans are complete. The project will be advertised for bids in the coming months and construction is expected sometime in the first half of the 2014 construction season. During construction each crossing will be closed with no traffic permitted. Construction should last approximately one week at each location, weather dependent.

CR 54 Prime and Seal

This project includes the application of a seal coat layer over a prepared gravel surface. The seal coat surface will extend from CR 87 to CSAH 7. The intent of this treatment is to reduce blading and maintenance costs while also helping to control dust on the surface. McLeod County will be monitoring the durability and life of the treatment after construction to determine if other high volume gravel roads may benefit from a similar treatment in the future.

March 12 Update: Construction plans are nearly complete and the project is expected to be advertised for bids shortly. Construction is scheduled for the first half of the 2014 construction season. During construction the road will remain open, but expect delays while the contractor applies the seal coat surface. The construction should take less than one week.

CSAH 25 Reclaim and Pave

This project includes grinding up of the existing pavement surface, blending it with underlying gravel, and reshaping from CSAH 26 to CR 62 as well as a new bituminous pavement surface from CSAH 26 to CSAH 115.

March 12 Update: Construction plans should be complete in the coming months and the project should be advertised for bids this spring. Construction is expected to take place during the second half of the 2014 construction season and last approximately three months. The road will be closed during construction and access for local residents will be maintained.

Ground in Pavement Markings

This project includes grinding on existing pavement edgelines to recess edgeline pavement markings below the existing pavement. Wet-Reflective pavement markings will be installed in the new groove and should enhance the reflectivity of the edgelines in wet and dark conditions. The project will take place on approximately 50 miles of various county roads.

March 12 Update: Construction plans are complete and the project should be advertised for bids in the coming months. The project will take place over the course of a few months during the second half of the 2014 construction season. The project should not require any road closures, but please use caution when traveling around construction equipment working near the roadway.

2014 Seal Coat

The 2014 Seal Coat contract includes approximately 50 miles of pavement county-wide.

March 12 Update: Construction plans are nearly complete and the project should be advertised for bids in the coming months. The project will take place during the first half of the 2014 construction season and should last for about one month. There will be no road closures associated with the project, but expect delays when traveling on affected roadways during construction.

— Information provided by McLeod County, www.co.mcleod.mn.us

SIBLEY COUNTY

Sibley County

Service Center

111 8th St.

Gaylord, MN 55334

(507) 237-4092

The following road construction projects are planned in Sibley County for the summer of 2014

Bituminous Overlay and Patching Projects

The Bituminous Overlay and Patching Projects are part of the Sibley County Construction Program for paved roadways in the county.

The County will be milling and overlaying and doing pedestrian ramp upgrades on CSAH 17 and CSAH 34 in Arlington.

The county will be doing bituminous patching and shouldering approximately 3.5 miles of roadway on the following roads: CSAH 10, CSAH 12, and CSAH 18.

The purpose of overlaying and patching operations is to reduce the amount of water entering the roadway surface, strengthen the existing pavement, and provide a smoother ride.

The bituminous milling and surfacing operations for CSAH 17 and CSAH 34 have a start date of Thursday, May 1, 2014, and a completion date of Friday, June 13, 2014, with temporary lane closures. The Bituminous Patching Projects are moving construction zones, and the public can expect minor delays when encountering the operations.

Bituminous Seal Coat Projects

The Bituminous Seal Coat Projects are part of the Sibley County Maintenance Program for paved roadways in the county. The County will be seal-coating approximately 25 miles of roadways in various locations.

The seal-coat operation involves applying a sticky bituminous material to the roadway surface, spreading a single layer of small aggregate over the first layer of bituminous material, and coating the seal coat aggregate with a second layer of sticky bituminous material.

The Bituminous Seal Coat Projects are moving construction zones and the public can expect minor delays when encountering the operations. The bid opening for the project is scheduled for early spring in 2014. The county anticipates construction operations to begin in early spring and be completed by the beginning of June of 2014.

The proposed construction for Sibley County includes the following

CP #1168 — CSAH 8 bituminous overlay from TH 15 to 3/4 miles east of CSAH 23.

CP #1025 — CSAH 13 Bridge L2645 Replacement

CP #1070 — CR 166 Bridge 72506 Replacement

CP #1049 — 387th Ave Bridge L2697 Replacement

CP 1157 — Regrading CR 166 and 387th Avenue from CSAH 17 to Sportsman’s Park

CP 1126 — Construction of the Prairie Line Trail, Trail Bridge R0613, and Trail Bridge R0614 along CR 166 to Sportman’s Park

CP 1174 — Maintenance Seal Coating projects on CSAH 2, CSAH 7, CSAH 22, and CSAH 10

— Information provided by Sibley County, www.co.sibley.mn.us

WRIGHT COUNTY

Wright County

Highway Department

1901 Highway 25 North

Buffalo, MN 55313

(763) 682-7383

Wright County includes a 511-mile County Highway system. This system is split into 408 miles of County State Aid Highways (which are financed mostly by state and federal funds) and 103 miles of County Roads (which are financed only by local property tax). About 50 bridges under county jurisdiction are also included on these routes.

The following road construction projects are planned on Wright County highways for the summer of 2014

(Does not include construction on State Highways or City Streets in Wright County)

Pavement Preservation Program

This type of work includes milling/reclaiming the existing bituminous surface, paving two layers of bituminous mixture, pavement markings and mailbox support replacement.

It is the County’s policy to resurface short segments of the driveways within the right of way to create a transition to the new highway surface. Concrete driveways will have a segment of concrete removed and replaced to match the level of the new roadway. Bituminous driveways will be paved a short distance to transition to the new road surface.

- Highway 132 (from Hwy 7 to Hwy 9). 2.0 miles

- Highway 109 (from Hwy 35 to State TH 55), 4.3 miles

- Highway 7 (from Hwy 39 to State TH 24), 9.4 miles

- Highway 33 (from State TH 55 to Hwy 20 Rockford), 8.6 miles

- Highway 35 (from Hwy 3 to Hwy 4), 2.6 miles

- Highway 38 (from Hwy 3 to Douglas Dr, Annandale), 3.5 miles

Total Pavement Preservation Program 2014 = 30.4 miles

Seal Coating Program

2014 Seal Coating Program: 32 Miles

Micro-Surfacing

- Highway 14 (from State TH 12 to State TH 55) = 5 miles

- Highway 39 (from Hwy 8 to 0.8 miles to the east) = 0.8 miles

— Information provided by the Wright County Highway Department,

www.co.mcleod.mn.us

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