Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 70 resurfacing and drainage improvements

Near Pine City

Traffic impacts

The project is divided into three work areas. Work is completed in Work Areas 1 and 2. Work Area 3 is now under construction. See details below.

Labor Day Weekend

To minimize traffic backups, both lanes on Hwy 70 will be open from Friday noon until Tuesday morning. Traffic will be on a gravel surface on a 1.5 mile segment.

Work Area 3: Hwy 70 from 2.1 miles east of County Road 3 to the Wisconsin border, approximately 1.6 miles. This work area is under construction from Aug. 1 – Oct. 9 and is being constructed under traffic. Traffic is reduced to a single lane Monday through Saturday in various locations. Traffic is being controlled with portable signals or flaggers. Work in this section includes reducing hills to improve sight distance and improvement to the roadway subgrade.


The project will be divided into three work areas.

COMPLETED Work Area 1: Hwy 70 from the west limits of the project to County Road 3 (Maple Ave.) covers approximately 5.5 miles and was under construction through August 1.

COMPLETED Work Area 2: Hwy 70 from County Road 3 (Maple Ave.) to 2.1 miles east of County Road 3, approximately 2.1 miles was under construction from July 6 through Aug. 1.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Resurface nine-miles of pavement
  • Subgrade corrections as needed to improve road strength
  • Install culvert extensions and make other drainage improvements
  • Reduce hills at six locations to improve sight distance
  • Install turn-lanes at:
    County Road 4/106 – right-turn/bypass-lane
    County Road 3 – right-turn-lane
    Country View Lane – right-turn-lane
    County Road 110 intersection – Improvements to traffic operations will include modifications to intersection signing and pavement markings

The life expectancy of the finished Hwy 70 resurfacing project is 20-years.

Cost

    • $8,637,179 Connect with us through Twitter Connect with us through YouTube Connect with us through Facebook