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Engineering construction projects for the current construction season.  For more information please contact Public Works at 507-934-0670.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

NEWS RELEASE

DATE:           April 10, 2017

FROM:           Seth Greenwood, P.E.

                      Public Works Director/County Engineer

                      Nicollet County Public Works Department

                      507-931-1760 for Additional Information

ROAD CONSTRUCTION:  Improvements to Nicollet County State Aid Highway 5 (Broadway Avenue) in the City of St. Peter beginning May 1st.

County Road 5 motorists will encounter a detour between County Road 40 and Sunrise Drive as improvements to this section of County Road 5 are made.

Improvements to CSAH 5 (Broadway Avenue) include rehabilitation and concrete surfacing from Sunrise Drive to Oshawa Township Road #357, construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Oshawa Township Road #357 and the St. Peter High School entrance, right turn lane at 361st Ave, and a right turn lane at the intersection of CSAH 5 and CSAH 20.

Detour route will include County Road 40, State Highway 99, and State Highway 169.  Motorists are asked to allot extra time to reach their destinations safely during construction.

Mathiowetz Construction Co. of Sleepy Eye is the prime contractor on the $2,997,061 project.

Work on this project is anticipated to be completed by late August 2017.

Project Contact Information   Nicollet County Public Works Department         507-931-1760

Dave Sandvik, AssistantCounty Engineer                

 

MnDOT Projects:

Minnesota Department of Transportation News

Contact: Rebecca L. Arndt
Office: 507-304-6106
rebecca.arndt@state.mn.us

 

Highway 99 Bridge at St. Peter to close for construction March 8

Early project start means early finish

MANKATO, Minn. – The Highway 99 Minnesota River Bridge at St. Peter closed for construction on Wednesday, March 8.  Traffic is detoured to Highway 22 and Le Sueur County Road 21 until the project is completed in early October.

The Highway 99 Bridge preservation project was initially slated to begin around April 3, however MnDOT is allowing the contractor an early start to perform work over the river with current low water levels to prevent the establishment of migratory bird nests.  The work includes a sheeting that will prevent nesting and catch any debris before it falls into the river. Working in a river is often a dynamic situation and MnDOT is obligated to be sensitive to its natural resources.  Starting the work in early March moves the completion date from late October to early October.

The project includes preserving the 1931 historic bridge by strengthening the truss floor beams, repairing the piers and abutment, adding riprap (rocks) around abutments, replacing the bridge deck and sidewalk, adding new lights and repainting the structure the original color of a dark green.

The detour will also accommodate work that will take place later in the construction season including an upgrade to the UP Railroad crossing east of the bridge and the City of St. Peter project on Highway 99/Broadway from Minnesota Avenue to the Minnesota Bridge. 

A detour map and more information can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/hwy99stpeter/ .

The project has been awarded to Kraemer North America LLC with a bid of $4,416,517.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

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