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Levee Road/Bush Street Intersection Closed for Emergency Replacement of Water Valves

Tuesday, August 23 2016 11:36 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing will be closing the intersection of Levee Road and Bush Street beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24th.  The work is for the emergency replacement of leaking water valves and the roadway repairs when the valve work is completed. Access to the St. James Hotel and LaGrange parking ramp will be available from the Bush Street side of Highway 61.  The access to the St. James lower parking ramp, the Farmers Market and the Depot will be from the Broad Street side.  Access will be limited to local traffic, with thru traffic prohibited. This closure is expected to last ap…

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Highway 61 (Main Street) Reconstruction Project – Stage 2 Traffic Switch

Wednesday, August 10 2016 2:59 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that the traffic switch of TH 61 (Main Street) from the current southbound lanes to the newly constructed outside lanes is planned to take place on Thursday, August 11th.  In case of inclement weather, the traffic switch may instead take place on Friday, August 12th.  The switch will place both northbound and southbound TH 61 on the correct sides and within the outside lane of each side only.  This reconfiguration is required in order to close the inside lanes and allow for the completion of the…

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Broad Street Closure at Levee Road - August 9-12, 2016

Monday, August 8 2016 9:20 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
Due to continuing work on the Levee Road reconstruction project, Broad Street will be closed between Levee Road and the Red Wing Depot parking lot beginning at 1:00 AM on Tuesday, August 9th and reopening by 7:00 PM on Friday, August 12th. The Contractor will be working on removing and replacing concrete pavement across the entire width of Broad Street, which will necessitate the closure of Broad Street. A detour will not be posted for Broad Street traffic, but additional signing will be added for truck access to Red Wing Grain during the closure.  Levee Road will be open between Jackson Street and Broa…

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East Avenue Closure at 13th Street

Thursday, July 14 2016 3:32 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing would like to inform you that East Avenue will be closed at 13th Street beginning on Monday, July 18th for utility work as a part of the 2016 Street Reconstruction project.  Crews will be replacing and upgrading the watermain on 13th Street from the connection in East Avenue northerly into 13th Street. The closure is expected to last 1-2 days depending on weather conditions and any unexpected site conditions the Contractor may encounter.  The intersection will be reopened by 9:00PM each day that the closure is in effect and will be closed down again beginning at 7:00AM on the f…

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Red Wing Fire Department Responds to a Barn Fire

Sunday, July 10 2016 7:13 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
On July 9th at 5:46am the Red Wing Fire Department received a call reporting a barn on fire in the area of 27005 Lehrbach Road. Firefighter/paramedics were on the scene within 9 minutes of receiving the call and utilized an exterior fire attack to combat the fire. The tin shed full of hay along with a tractor and snow blower was totally engulfed in flames at the fire departments arrival. This fire was a mutual aid fire in the Goodhue Fire Department district. Red Wing Fire Department was providing fire and EMS coverage in Goodhue's district due to their attendance at the funeral of their Fire Chief. Lake City…

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Red Wing Family YMCA Offers Showers to Those Without Electricity

Thursday, July 7 2016 2:01 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
As a result of the storms that passed through the area on Tuesday, July 5th, some community members remain without power. The Red Wing Family YMCA has invited anyone currently out of electricity to shower at the YMCA.  This is free to anyone who needs it; all the YMCA is requesting is that you bring your own towel. The YMCA is open from 4:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Please contact the membership staff at the YMCA if you have any questions at 651-388-4724.

Disposal & Curbside Removal of Storm Damage Trees.

Wednesday, July 6 2016 10:54 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
(July 6, 2016, Red Wing, Minn.) – As a result of the storms that passed through the City of Red Wing on Tuesday, July 5th, the Solid Waste Management Campus located at 1873 Bench Street, will accept storm damaged trees and branches at no charge beginning today through Saturday, July 16th. The hours for this disposal at the Solid Waste Campus are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm running through Saturday July 16th. This includes Saturday and Sunday, July 9th and 10th. City of Red Wing Public Works Crews will be making one pass through the City b…

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Wednesday, June 22 2016 8:02 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that the traffic switch of TH 61 (Main Street) from the old northbound lanes to the newly constructed southbound lanes is planned to take place Wednesday, June 22nd or the next day there after weather dependent.  The switch is required in order to close the north side of the highway and allow the completion of the proposed construction within the northbound lanes.  As part of the traffic switch the Plum Street intersection is planned to be reopened with the Bush Street intersection on the north side …

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Xcel Energy Red Wing Underground Transmission Project

Friday, June 17 2016 1:33 PM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
On Monday, June 20th, Xcel Energy will begin replacing the 1.5 mile section of the existing 69kV underground transmission line located between Hill Street and Xcel Energy’s Red Wing Generating Station near E 5th Street.  Final project completion is planned for January 2017.  The existing line was installed in 1976 and has reached the end of its design lifespan.  No power outages will be associated with this work. This project is being completed in order to accommodate next year’s construction of the new Highway 63 river bridge, associated approach ramps, and retaining walls in Red …

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UPDATE - Main Access to Memorial Park Closure - Extended

Thursday, June 16 2016 11:31 AM  •   Categorized In Press Releases
UPDATE (June 16, 2016, Red Wing, Minn.) – Work continues on the main access road to Memorial Park and will be extended to include Monday, June 20th.  The road will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19 and closing on Monday for the final day of repairs.  Monarch Paving Company will be reclaiming and paving the loop on top of the park utilizing large equipment for asphalt delivery.  Due to the size of the equipment, safety precautions must be taken therefore driving must be prohibited. The park itself will remain open with access available by the cow path, east tra…

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