10 Aug Major Road Construction for the Twin Cities and Minnesota for 2022
Major Road Construction for the Twin Cities and Minnesota for 2022
The joke we hear year after year in Minnesota is that we have two seasons…winter and road construction seasons. I’m sure you have seen the incredible amount of construction we are having in the Twin Cities and throughout the State of Minnesota.
Here is a link for the Department of Transportation that gives you all the details. We have listed major projects below but there are so many smaller projects in the Twin Cities area that have a major impact on drive time and safety. All those can be found on that website.
These are the major projects for the State of Minnesota this year
· Beginning a two-year reconstruction of Highway 10 in Anoka, including replacing and repairing bridges to improve traffic flow, safety and provide better pedestrian and bicycle access.
· Completing the two-year I-94 and I-35E project in St. Paul, including resurfacing, repairs to ramps and frontage roads, improved drainage and upgraded storm sewers, bridge rehabilitation, and improved pedestrian sidewalks.
· Resurfacing Highway 77 between Bloomington and Minneapolis to provide a smoother ride, improve drainage and accessibility.
· Beginning a three-year reconstruction of Highway 169 in Elk River, including four new interchanges that will improve traffic flow, increase capacity and improve motorist and pedestrian safety.
· Continuing work on the multi-year Twin Ports Interchange project in Duluth to enhance safety by eliminating blind merges and left exits, replacing aging infrastructure and improving freight mobility.
· Improving 12.5 miles of Highway 23 from Foley to Milaca including resurfacing, a new roundabout in Foley, replacing and repairing drainage infrastructure, and improving intersections to improve safety and drainage.
· Continuing work on Highway 52 between Zumbrota and Cannon Falls including reconstruction of southbound lanes, a new Highway 52/Highway 57 interchange, and completing a new Goodhue County Road 14 connection near Cannon Falls. Now in year two of a three-year project, work will also include replacing three bridges, adding new frontage roads, new reduced conflict intersections, and building a noise wall and install snow fence.
· Beginning the final stretch of expanding Highway 14 between New Ulm and Nicollet. When finished in 2023, this project will expand 12.5 miles of Highway 14 from two lanes to four lanes and complete a continuous four-lane road between New Ulm and Rochester that will improve capacity, safety, and access along the corridor.
· Constructing an overpass bridge on Highway 29 near Glenwood, including a new roundabout at Highway 29/160th Street, and switching traffic to the new alignment of Highway 55. Year two of construction begins April 11.
· Improving Highway 212 in Glencoe including the construction of two reduced conflict intersections, installation of a permanent snow fence, and improved pedestrian access and safety.
· Resurfacing and improving safety on Highway 71 north of Bemidji with eight redesigned intersections.
A couple of points to make…be careful in work zones. This means give workers plenty of room, be patient, do the zipper merge, obey posted construction speeds, and don’t drive distracted (cell phones, eating, etc.).
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