City of Red Wing

2017 Safe Routes to School Project - Pioneer Road/Twin Bluff Road intersection realignment

Pioneer-Twin Bluff Intersection

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Video: 10 Myths about Roundabouts

The 2017 Safe Routes to School project has completed design and is now moving into the construction phase.  Construction is scheduled to begin June 5, 2017, and should be complete by September 1, 2017.  See above for the final project layout.

As shown in the project layout, a roundabout was selected for construction at the intersection of Twin Bluff Road and Pioneer Road, with Twin Bluff Road to the south realigned to tee into Pioneer Road west of the roundabout.

Watch an informational video on the facts about roundabouts 


On-site interview with City Engineer, Jay Owens, and Tom Hughes

Scope of Work

This project will replace the intersection of Twin Bluff Road and Pioneer Road with a roundabout/tee intersection configuration.  Pavement, curb/gutter, sidewalks, storm sewer, and lighting will be replaced in the project area to accommodate the new school entrance.

Project Schedule

  • Final Design - Fall/Winter, 2016
  • Construction – Summer, 2017  

Traffic Impacts

The project will be broken into two phases as described below. The project is currently in PHASE 2.

  • Phase 1 – Access to/from southbound Twin Bluff Road (toward South Oak Drive and the Covenant Church) will be open via westbound Pioneer Road (toward Bench Street). All other movements at the intersection will be closed, and traffic will be detoured as shown here.
  • Phase 2 – The intersection of Twin Bluff Road and Pioneer Road will be completely closed in all directions. Traffic will be detoured as shown here.

Project Purpose

The purpose of the Pioneer Road/Twin Bluff Road intersection reconstruction project is to improve safety and mobility for all users of the intersection.   Project components being modified include:

  • Safety Improvements
  • Pedestrian Improvements
  • Utility Replacement
  • Mobility Improvements to and from Twin Bluff Middle School
  • Pavement Replacement 

Project Need

The needs for improvements to this intersection beyond pavement repair include:

  • Utilities and infrastructure are aging – some of the water and sewer utilities under the street have been temporarily patched  in the past and need to be brought up to current state standards.

  • Storm sewer is in need of replacement with proper sized pipe and intake locations.

  • Safety and mobility issues exist – many students currently use or could potentially use this intersection to walk to or bike to school.  Providing a safer crossing to the middle school will promote additional students walking/bicycling to school.

  • Improve vehicle circulation within the school site and for through traffic along Twin Bluff and Pioneer Roads 


Meeting Minutes/Notes

Contact Us

Ron Rosenthal, Engineering Director
229 Tyler Road North
Red Wing, Mn 55066
Office:  (651) 385-3626 | Fax:  (651) 388-0243


Jay Owens, P.E., City Engineer
229 Tyler Road North
Red Wing, MN 55066
Office:  (651) 385-3625 | Fax:  (651) 388-0243


Dean Chamberlain, P.E., Staff Engineer
229 Tyler Road North
Red Wing, Mn 55066
Office:  (651) 385-5132 | Fax:  (651) 388-0243


Engineering Consultant
Tyler McLeete, P.E., Stantec
Project Manager
2335 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN  55113
Office: (651) 967-4648
Contractor: Chippewa Concrete Services
Contact:  Barry Bohman
Phone: (715) 210-1515
Project Inspector
Bradley Fasbender
Mobile: 651-238-0603