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Temporary Closure of City Hall Entrance

Wednesday, September 16 2015 1:11 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
On Friday, September 18th, the east entrance to City Hall on the Plum Street side of the building will be closed.  This will restrict use of the handicapped ramp and accessibility to the building using this entrance.  City Hall will remain open with access available from the Fourth Street side of the building.  This closure is expected to last one day only. The contractor will be removing and replacing the spalled concrete outside the doors at the east entrance to the building.  The work is needed to ensure patron safety and is being completed as part of the City Hall masonry restoration …

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Portion of College Avenue Closed Beginning 9/24/15

Tuesday, September 1 2015 10:50 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Asplundh Tree Service will be removing trees for Xcel Energy in the 700 and 800 blocks of College Avenue on Thursday and Friday, September 24th and 25th. College Avenue will be closed at Hill Street on the downhill side of the College Avenue wall. This closure will occur during the work day with hours expected to be between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The work is expected to be completed in two days. Traffic control will be in place. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area. City crews appreciate the cooperation and patience of neighbors, drivers and pedestrians during this time of inconvenience. Motorists are…

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City of Red Wing Seasonal Staff and Noontime Kiwanis Participate in River City Days Parade

Tuesday, August 11 2015 12:14 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
In celebration of 25 years of the Flower Basket Program, City of Red Wing seasonal staff along with members of the Noontime Kiwanis group participated in the River City Days Parade held on August 2nd. City staff present were Claire Carson, Maddie Erie, Alyssa Pasch, Amy Otteson and Jordan Juckel. Thanks to all who participated and to Hanisch Bakery for donating 2000 cookies to be given away to parade goers!

Sand Hill Water Reservoir Work Begins

Monday, July 27 2015 3:25 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The Sand Hill water reservoir, located at the top of West Avenue hill, will be painted over the next 6-8 weeks.  The work being done consists of sandblasting and painting both the inside and outside of the reservoir.  Work is permitted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Work is permitted on Sunday, but is limited to quiet activities.  The old coating, and any existing rust or scale will be removed by sand blasting during the first 4-5 weeks and can be a noisy process.  After that time, the additional coats of paint can be applied without much noise…

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Hwy 63 Bridge Replacement Open House 7/8/15

Tuesday, July 7 2015 3:41 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation will be hosting a public open house for the Red Wing Bridge Project Date:  Wednesday, July 8thTime:  4:30 to 6:30 pm Place:  Red Wing Public Library, (225 East Avenue, Red Wing, MN) You may arrive at any time, but an informational presentation will begin at 5:00 pm.  Project staff will be available to discuss project developments, including the publication of the Environmental Assessment (EA) document. This meeting is a great opportunity to comment on the EA and any other project components.  We are interestedin hearing your…

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Lane Restrictions on Levee Road Beginning July 7th

Thursday, July 2 2015 11:27 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will be shifting lanes on the portion of Levee Road from the bulkheads west to Withers Harbor Drive beginning Tuesday, July 7th.  The lanes will be shifted to the south side of the road to allow the US Army Corps of Engineers to do dredging of the Mississippi River.  The dredging will include the removal of approximately 27,000 yards of material to keep the river open to barge traffic.  The work is expected to be completed in 3 weeks depending on the amount of material that will need to be dredged. The lanes will be shifted Monday thru Friday, howev…

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Red Wing Bridge Project Environmental Assessment Public Hearing & Informational Meeting

Friday, June 19 2015 11:57 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
ROCHESTER, Minn.  A combined Federal Environmental Assessment (EA) and Minnesota Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the replacement of the Highway 63 bridge at Red Wing will be available for public and agency review and comment beginning June 22, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. The environmental review and public comment process is part of the preliminary design phase of the project, which is slated to begin construction in 2017. Additionally, the public is invited to learn more about the environmental issues and other aspects of the project at a public …

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Celebrating 25 Years of Flower Baskets

Wednesday, May 20 2015 11:56 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
A Silver Anniversary of Color Red Wing celebrates 25 years of flower baskets this spring, but did you know the baskets started as boxes?  The community experimented with metal flower boxes - a few of them remain at the corner of Plum and Third Streets - as a beautification project in 1989.  The idea was to add living color as part of a major improvement project downtown. But the concept quickly changed after Kiwanian and professional photographer Phil  Revoir returned from a trip to the famous Victoria Gardens in British Columbia where he could see in his mind's eye large baskets adorning Red…

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5-11-15 - Hwy 61 Reconstruction Project - Water Main Utility Work

Tuesday, May 12 2015 8:37 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that watermain utility work consisting of the general operation of existing gate valves located within TH 61 between Old West Main and Broad Street is planned to take place as necessary the rest of this week. The work is intended to be short in duration and may require temporary traffic shifts along TH 61 as directed by construction flaggers. As such travel delays are expected and motorists are requested to exercise patience when traveling through the construction zone. Interested in receiving periodic e-mail…

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Red Wing Earth Week 2015

Wednesday, April 15 2015 1:06 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The Red Wing Sustainability Commission and the City of Red Wing, along with several sponsors has planned a week filled with events to celebrating Earth Week, Eat Health / Eat Local. Click the link here for more information on Red Wing Earth Week Events. Join us for any or all of these events: