Project update — April 26, 2016
Crews poured the first above-ground concrete for the west pier last week on the Highway 53 relocation project. Workers also began installing reinforcing bar (rebar) for the next vertical section of the west pier.
Work also has continued on the Hwy 53 and Hwy 135 interchange. This effort includes construction of a rock embankment for several ramps on the interchange. Crews also began excavation work this week for city sanitary sewer lines near Second Avenue.
The project webcam currently is not working. It should be repaired this week. However, a new time-lapse video, as well as new photos, are available. See the news release
Project update — April 5, 2016
Crews this week are building concrete forms, installing reinforcing steel bars and pouring concrete for the plinth, which is part of the west pier of the future Hwy 53 bridge. Also, excavation work continues from the east abutment to Landfill Road, as well as embankments north of the future Hwy 135 intersection. See the news release.
Coffee and Conversation highlights
Coffee and Conversation was held Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at the MnDOT headquarters, 101 N. Hoover Rd., Virginia, Minn. View highlights from this and earlier meetings.
Project update — March 11, 2016
Crews began pouring concrete March 11 to form the footing for the west pier of the bridge on the Highway 53 relocation project, while the piling work nears completion on the east side of the bridge.
Crews are continuing excavation work from the east abutment to Landfill Road as well as embankments north of the future Highway 135 intersection. Later this month, excavation work will start for the west abutment of the bridge. View a new time-lapse video of the project.
Project update — March 3, 2016
The next Coffee and Conversation will be held Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at the MnDOT headquarters, 101 N. Hoover Rd., Virginia, Minn. View highlights from earlier meetings