The City of Red Wing in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has initiated the Highway 61 (Main Street) Project focused on developing a plan for the reconstruction of State Highway 61 between Old West Main Street and Potter Street in downtown Red Wing. MnDOT awarded the City Municipal Agreement funding to repair the roadway surface of this section of Highway 61 in 2015/2016. The City then obtained additional funding through MnDOT’s Corridor Investment Management Strategies program to expand the scope of the pavement reconstruction project to also include improvements to safety, streetscape, pedestrian movements and utilities.
We thank you for your patience and overall cooperation as the first of two stages of the project is considered complete. Stage 2 from Broad Street to east of Potter Street is anticipated to begin in spring 2016.
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The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that the second and final year of the reconstruction of TH 61 has been completed. The final project signal and roadway striping work was completed this week allowing for the full reopening of the highway. In addition, the regional truck detour is planned to be removed in full, marking the restoration of all traffic along both directions of TH 61. A special thanks to all those effected for their patience and cooperation as this challenging multiyear project comes to a close.
Tom Hughes interviews City of Red Wing Engineer Jay Ownes about the construction project starting in April 2015
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The purpose of the Highway 61 (Main Street) Project is to identify and evaluate project area issues, needs and opportunities and, through a public process, agree on what the 2015/2016 reconstruction project should include. Project components that may be considered include:
The need for improvements to Highway 61 beyond pavement repair include:
The project goals were drawn from the City's 2009 Downtown Action Plan
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