On November 23, 2020, the City Council approved the Old West Main reconstruction project, and in 2021 roadway and utility work was completed on Phase 1 (T.H. 61 to Washington Street). Phase 2 (Washington Street to Buchanan Street) will begin in early 2022 with anticipated completion to be in August of 2022.
The Red Wing Riverview Skyway opened in fall 2021. It is anticipated that the bridge will largely remain open this summer as Old West Main Street Reconstruction continues, providing a consistent means of access to the area.
Future Plans to Complete Renewal Project
Upper Harbor Renewal at Bay Point
The proposed project would realign Levee Road, add more parking in the Bay Point Park area, and provide more walkways and pathways for pedestrian connections and access. Plans would also include a new park event lawn space and natural lawn amphitheater.
The City Council-adopted 2005 Riverfront Plan, 2009 Upper Harbor Plan, and 2015 Old West Main-Pottery District Action Plan all provided guidance for renewal of this entire area. The proposed, planned, and ongoing projects that interconnect the neighborhood and riverfront are actions in the 2040 Red Wing Community Plan. Please refer to Chapter 7, Parks and Recreation, for details.