City of Red Wing

City of Red Wing News

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…

Read full article »

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…

Read full article »

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…

Read full article »

Veteran's Day Holiday Schedule Announced

Friday, November 6 2015 12:39 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing is providing the following schedule of building closures and services for the Veteran’s Day Holiday Week. City Hall, Public Works, the Red Wing Public Library and the Solid Waste Campus will all be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 11th.   Refuse & Recycling Collection Schedule: Monday, November 9th – Normal Collection Tuesday, November 10th – Normal Collection Wednesday, November 11th – NO COLLECTION Thursday, November 13th – Wednesday’s Route picked up Friday, November 14th – Thursday’s Route picked up      

City to Host Open House Meeting for Spring Creek Road/Hwy 61 Reconstruction Project

Tuesday, November 3 2015 12:13 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), and Goodhue County invites anyone with an interest in the Spring Creek Road at Highway 61 Reconstruction Project to attend a public open house, scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th from 5 PM – 7 PM at the Red Wing Public Library Foot Room – 225 East Avenue, Red Wing, MN 55066.  This project is focused on the reconstruction of the intersection of Spring Creek Road (also known as County Road 53) and Highway 61. The City, MnDOT, and Goodhue County are beginning the process to identify what the 2018 Spring Creek Road at Hi…

Read full article »

Traffic Control Change - West Third & Fulton Streets

Thursday, October 29 2015 3:23 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing will be changing the traffic control signage at the intersection of West 3rd Street and Fulton Street on Monday, November 2, 2015.  During the Main Street Reconstruction Project, a four-way stop was installed at the intersection to accommodate increased construction traffic.  With major construction now complete, Public Works staff will remove the four - 4 way stop signs at the intersection and will return the yield signs on Fulton Street for the signage to enter 3rd Street. Motorists are encouraged to stay alert and drive carefully through all work zones and use detour and alt…

Read full article »

Portion of Pioneer Road closed beginning Wednesday, October 14th

Tuesday, October 13 2015 4:20 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will be closing a portion of Pioneer Road from Twin Buff Road west to Village Drive beginning Wednesday, October 14th.  The lanes will be shifted to the north side of the road to allow the Public Works crews to excavate and repair a broken sewer main.  Depending on the soil conditions, this portion of road may need to be closed completely to allow crews to safely excavate and expose the main.  The sewer repairs are expected to be completed by the end of the day on Friday October 16th with work lasting 3 days, weather permitting. Traffic control will…

Read full article »

2015 Fall Yard Waste Clean-up Dates Announced

Friday, September 18 2015 12:33 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
Residents can dispose of grass, leaves and compostable or organic yard waste year-round FREE OF CHARGE. Residents may also dispose of brush at the brush and compost site at the Solid Waste Campus, located at 1873 Bench Street, for a charge. However, these charges are waived for residents from OCTOBER 3RD  thru NOVEMBER 14TH, 2015.  During this time, Red Wing residents may dispose of brush and shrub trimmings free of charge. The hours for the Bench Street compost and yard waste site are: Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sundays – CLOSED …

Read full article »

Bush Street Lane Closures, Beginning Week of 9/21

Friday, September 18 2015 12:30 PM  •   Categorized In Public Works
The City of Red Wing Public Works Department will be closing a lane of traffic on various portions of Bush Street beginning the week of September 21st for boulevard tree removal.  The area affected is the portion of Bush Street between 10th and 17th Streets. Crews will be removing boulevard trees in the area and the lane closures will occur only during working hours in the specific area of removal. Traffic control will be in place with flagmen present.  This closure is expected to last 2 to 3 weeks.  Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area. City crews appreciate the cooperation and patience…

Read full article »

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 …

Read full article »