The City of Red Wing has been notified that the City’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure project application was selected for funding through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) 2015-2016 SRTS solicitation. The project was awarded $343,575 in federal funding.
The SRTS funding will be used to address existing infrastructure problems to improve safety at Twin Bluff Middle School and Sunnyside Elementary School. The largest project involves the reconstruction of the Pioneer Road/Twin Bluff Road intersection to reconfigure the intersection to improve pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular safety. The project will remove the current skewed intersection by installing two T-intersections and will include other improvements for pedestrians including new pedestrian activated crossing signals. At Sunnyside Elementary School, the funding will be used to eliminate the existing crosswalk on Twin Bluff Road at the Wilkie Street intersection and relocate it further north to improve visibility. The new crosswalk will also be striped and will include a new pedestrian activated crossing signal. Traffic calming improvements are designed for both school areas.
The total cost of these projects is estimated at $528,575 and work is expected to be completed in the 2015 construction year. The City wishes to thank the project partners that worked together to obtain this funding commitment including the Red Wing School District and Goodhue County Public Works. Crucial support letters were received from Live Healthy Red Wing, Mayo Clinic, Goodhue County Public Health and United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties. For more information, contact Jay Owens P.E., City Engineer, Jay.Owens@ci.red-wing.mn.us