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Water Main Break at 4th and Plum Street - Sunday, Feb 28 7:45pm

Sunday, February 28 2016 5:28 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing is reporting a water main break at 4th and Plum Streets. All lanes of traffic between 5th and Plum Streets and 3rd and Plum Streets will be closed until further notice. Please seek alternative routes in this area. UPDATE: Public Works is installing barriers and detour signs at the intersection of 4th & Plum Street until the water main is repaired. Expected duration may be two days. Please use an alternate route/detour if you normally travel through this area. Thank you.

President’s Day Holiday Schedule Announced

Friday, February 12 2016 11:41 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing is providing the following schedule of building closures and services for the President’s Day Holiday Week. City Hall, Public Works, the Red Wing Public Library and the Solid Waste Campus will all be CLOSED on Monday, February 15th. Refuse & Recycling Collection Schedule: Monday, February 15th – NO COLLECTION Tuesday, February 16th – Monday’s Route picked up Wednesday, February 17th – Tuesday’s Route picked up Thursday, February 18th – Wednesday’s Route picked up Friday, February 19th – Thursday’s Route picked up

Hwy 63 Red Wing Bridge Project Open House Feb. 18th

Friday, February 5 2016 7:16 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation are hosting a public open house for the Red Wing Bridge Project on Feb. 18 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Red Wing Public Library (225 East Avenue, Red Wing, MN).  An informational presentation will begin at 5 p.m., but you're encouraged to arrive at any time.  Project staff will be available to discuss final design and project developments.  The meeting is an opportunity to learn about the project, provide input, and address issues or concerns. Information from the public open house will be m…

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Snow Emergency Plow Routes App Now Available!

Thursday, January 7 2016 12:37 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
City of Red Wing Public Works staff have created a new web mapping application showing street routes affected by a Snow Emergency declaration. Click the link below to view the app. Snow Emergency Plow Routes App The Snow Emergency Plow Routes App allows users to search by address to see if their property is affected by first day rules. The app also shows areas for off-street parking to avoid towing. Please remember that snow emergencies are typically two day events, with the first day affecting all snow emergency routes and the second day all non- snow emergency routes. For more information on City of…

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Thank You for Shoveling Your Sidewalk!

Monday, January 4 2016 12:57 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
What is Red Wing’s current shoveling policy? Property owners must shovel their sidewalk within 24 hours of a snowfall.  After that time City crews will locate sidewalks that have not been shoveled and property owners will be given a onetime notification by posting the notice on the door or in another visible location stating that their sidewalk has not been shoveled and they have an additional 24 hours to clear the sidewalk.  After that time, crews will shovel private sidewalks that have not been cleared so that sidewalks remain safe and accessible for everyone, including children who may be w…

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Lane Restrictions on Hwy 61 Beginning Thursday, December 31st

Thursday, December 31 2015 10:35 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will be closing the right lane of Hwy 61 for north bound traffic at Potter Street beginning Thursday, December 31st.  The lanes will be shifted to the south side of the road to allow the Public Works crews to excavate and repair a broken water main.  Underground work will be completed today, but the driving lane will remain closed until street repairs can be completed on Wednesday January 6th. Traffic control will be in place.  Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area. City crews appreciate the cooperation and patience of neighbors, drivers and pe…

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Christmas/New Year’s Holiday Schedule Announced

Monday, December 21 2015 9:35 AM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing is providing the following schedule of building closures and services for the Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Weeks.   CHRISTMAS WEEK City Hall, and the Public Library will be CLOSED on both Thursday & Friday, December 24th & 25th.  The Public Works Building will CLOSE at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 24th, and will be CLOSED on Friday, December 25th. The Solid Waste Campus will be CLOSED on both Thursday & Friday, December 24th 25th, but will be OPEN on Saturday, December 26th from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm Refuse & Recycling Collection Schedule Monday…

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Individual Household Water Pressure Management

Wednesday, November 25 2015 3:10 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Water pressure can have a very significant impact on the amount of water used on both a utility wide and individual customer basis.  In a perfect world, water would be supplied to each customer at the ideal pressure, say 50 pounds per square inch (psi).  In reality, this is not feasible, particularly in a city like Red Wing with fairly large differences in elevation, and long runs of older, and sometimes undersized water mains.  One of the local water softening equipment suppliers recently sent their customers a flyer that stated that the City had made changes in the water distribution system t…

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New Pedestrian Signal Added as Part of Hwy 61 Reconstruction Project

Friday, November 20 2015 3:51 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Pedestrians and motorists will encounter a new pedestrian crossing signal on Highway 61 in Red Wing that was installed as part of the Main Street reconstruction Project.  Located near Kwik Trip between Hill and Franklin Streets, the system is a High-intensity Activated Crosswalk or HAWK system that combines a beacon flasher and traffic control signaling technique to allow pedestrians safe crossing of a roadway while also keeping traffic flow working when there are not pedestrians or when pedestrians have safely cleared the vehicles' driving path.  The system is one of just three on state highways i…

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Broad Street Closed at the Railroad Crossing Beginning November 9th

Monday, November 9 2015 4:01 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Meyer Contracting, the contractor reconstructing Levee Road from Broad Street to Jackson Street, will be constructing the watermain for the project in the area of the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railroad tracks on Broad Street; and CP will be constructing upgrades to the railroad crossing on Broad Street, beginning on Monday, November 9, 2015. This construction will require constructing the watermain under the railroad tracks, replacing the railroad track approach panels, and replacing the railroad track rails. This work is expected to last for up to 2 weeks, reopening as soon as the work is completed.  Traff…

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