On Sept 19th at 8:00 a.m. Sturgeon Lake Road will be closed at the CP Rail crossing for heavy maintenance. This will include removal and re-installation of the rubber crossing pads, re-leveling of the tracks, replacement of ballast and repaving the approaches. It is expected to last at least until Thursday morning and possibly into Friday, September 23, 2011.
This will be a full road closure with no possible access at the crossing. XCEL Energy and the City are meeting to iron out the legalities of utilizing the NSP Private road as the detour to gain access to Prairie Island for all traffic, local and emergency. The Prairie Island Police will be providing some traffic direction at Wakonade Drive during peak traffic times and may ask the RWPD for assistance. CP Rail will be doing the reconstruction; Jay Owens and Ron Rosenthal are working to ensure adequate signage for the detour.
Roger Hand | Emergency Management Director
City of Red Wing | www.red-wing.org
430 West 6th Street | Red Wing, MN 55066
Tel: 651-267-2611 - Cell 651-764-3302