Project update Jan. 29, 2016
Bridge foundation work continues on Hwy 53 project
Work continues this week on steel piling that will form the underground base for the bridge on the Highway 53 relocation project. The piling work is almost complete for the piers on the west end of the bridge and will move to the east pier in the coming weeks. See the news release.
Project update Jan. 8, 2016
Causeway construction nears completion
Work on a causeway, or raised road, across the Rouchleau Pit should be done in two weeks. The road will provide access to construction workers as they build a bridge over the pit, which is a key component in the highway relocation project. Crews are also nearing completion on the underground foundations, or piling, for the bridge’s west pier. They continue excavation work on the east side of the pit, which includes some rock blasting to make room for pier work that will begin there in several weeks.
Rouchleau Mine Pit blasting
We did some blasting for the project near Virginia, Minn. The blasting is part of an extensive bridge project spanning more than 1,000 feet across the Rouchleau Mine Pit. As always, we have worked with the Corps of Engineers, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Health to protect the work area with positive barriers to contain any sediment from the rock entering the water (big yellow floating silt curtains).
Coffee & Conversation meetings
Join us at our Coffee & Conversation meetings, designed to provide brief updates on the project and to allow time for questions and answers about the project. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month.The next Coffee and Conversation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Virgina DOT headquarters, 101 N. Hoover Rd., Virginia.