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Road construction update


Wed, Apr 10th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

As Minnesotans, we know what follows melting snow and warmer temperatures: construction season. The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently released their 2013 construction project program that outlines 300 projects set to begin across Minnesota during the 2013 MnDOT construction season that will improve our state’s highways, bridges, transportation and infrastructure. Below is information on projects that will be taking place in Fillmore, Houston and Winona Counties.



Fillmore County:



Highway 16

Description: Alternate design – full depth reclamation and bituminous surfacing or concrete overlay on Hwy 16 from Lanesboro to Rushford. This project is about 18 miles.

Construction Dates: May – October 2013

Construction Estimate: $6.5 million

Traffic Impacts: Hwy 16 closed. Detour is Hwy 250, Hwy 30 and Hwy 43

Status: Contract to be let on April 5, 2013



Highway 16

Description: Bituminous mill and overlay on Hwy 16 from Hwy 52 to Lanesboro. This project is about 6 miles.

Construction Dates: June – September 2013

Construction Estimate: $1,974,786

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures with flaggers and pilot car. One short detour (about one month) will be in effect during culvert replacements. Detour is Fillmore County Road 17 and Fillmore County Road 8.

Status: Contract let on January 25, 2013 – Dunn Blacktop Co/Division of Mathy Construction



Highway 16

Description: Bituminous mill and overlay on Hwy 16 from Spring Valley to Preston. This project is about 15 miles.

Construction Dates: June – September 2013

Construction Estimate: $5,241,048

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures with flaggers and pilot car. Two short term detours (about one month) will be in effect during culvert replacements. One detour is Hwy 63 and Fillmore County Road 12. The other detour is Fillmore County Road 5, Hwy 80 and Hwy 52.

Status: Contract to be let on April 5, 2013



Highway 80

Description: Bituminous mill and overlay on Hwy 80 from Hwy 16 to Hwy 52. This project is about 8 miles.

Construction Dates: Fall 2013

Construction Estimate: $1.3 million

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car.

Status: Contract to be let on May 17, 2013



Houston County:



Highway 26

Description: Bituminous mill and overlay on Hwy 26 from the Iowa border to Hwy 16. This project is about 21 miles.

Construction Dates: July - September 2013

Construction Estimate: $4.7 million

Traffic Impacts: Daily Lane closures with flaggers.

Status: Contract to be let on January 25, 2013



Highway 26

Description: Reno Springs roadside parking area preservation. This project is to be tied to the La Crescent State entry marker restoration and the La Crescent overlook preservation projects.

Construction Dates: February – August 2013

Construction Estimate: $73,443

Traffic Impacts: Minimal traffic impacts

Status: Contract let on December 14, 2012 – Environmental Associates Inc.



Winona County:



Highway 43

Description: Bituminous mill and overlay on Hwy 43 from I-90 to Hwy 61. This project is tied with the mill overlay on I-90 from Hwy 76 to the Winona County Road 12 overpass and is about 7 miles.

Construction Dates: July – October 2013

Construction Estimate: $2.9 million

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures with flaggers

Status: Contract to be let on June 7, 2013



Highway 43

Description: Bituminous mill and overlay on Hwy 43 from Mankato Ave/Sarnia to Mark St. in Winona. This project is about 1 mile.

Construction Dates: Fall 2013

Construction Estimate: $369,931

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures with flaggers

Status: Contract to be let on June 7, 2013



Highway 43

Description: Bituminous mill and overlay on Hwy 44 from Hwy 52 to Spring Grove. This project is about 13 miles. The city of Spring Grove will be doing a reconstruction project on Hwy 44 at the same time.

Construction Dates: July – September 2013

Construction Estimate: $5.7 million

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures with flaggers. A detour will be in effect during culvert replacements. Detour is Rice County Road 21, Rice County Road 12 and Hwy 43.

Status: Contract to be let on April 5, 2013



Interstate 90

Description: Bituminous mill and overlay on I-90 from Hwy 76 to the Winona County Road 12 overpass. This project is tied with the mill and overlay on Hwy 43 from I-90 to Hwy 61 and is about 8 miles.

Construction Dates: July – November 2013

Construction Estimate: $2.7 million

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures.

Status: Contract to be let on June 7, 2013



Interstate 90

Description: Replace Dresbach Bridge over the Mississippi River.

Construction Dates: 2013-2016

Construction Estimate: $187,543,070

Traffic Impacts: Minimal traffic impacts during 2013.

Status: Contract let on Oct. 19, 2012 – Ames Construction



Multiple Counties:



Highway 999

Description: Bituminous seal coat at various locations throughout Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Wabasha and Winona Counties

Construction Dates: July – November 2013

Construction Estimate: $2 million

Traffic Impacts: Minimal traffic impacts.

Status: Contract to be let on June 7, 2013

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