City of Red Wing

City of Red Wing Awarded $1.1 Million for Downtown Main Street Improvements

Friday, December 2 2011 12:00 AM

The City of Red Wing received notice from the Minnesota Department of Transportation that it will receive up to $1.1 million in funding for improvements to T.H. 61 (Main Street) in fiscal 2015.  The project will make significant safety
improvements to the major intersections in downtown Red Wing and will also rehabilitate the pavement in the ten block corridor that stretches from Potter Street to Old West Main Street.

One of the major action steps listed in the Downtown Action Plan that was adopted by the City Council in November of 2009 called for improving the link between downtown Red Wing and the city's premier scenic and recreational asset (the Mississippi River). This funding was a critical piece of the puzzle that was needed in order to address pedestrian safety that will help to enhance the visual and pedestrian connections between Red Wing's historical and cultural core of the downtown and the Mississippi River.

Some improvements to the intersections will take place in 2012 with a Phase I project that will involve traffic signal coordination, countdown and pedestrian activated signals improvements. Final construction plans for the Phase II
project funded by the Minnesota Department of Transportation in fiscal 2015 with this new funding will be developed in 2012 and 2013 with public input and involvement from the Downtown business and property owners.

For more Information please contact either: Brian C. Peterson, AICP, Planning Director, City of Red Wing at 651/385-3617 or Jay Owens, PE, City Engineer, City of Red Wing at 651/385-3625.

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