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Highway 23 Project Update
April 2, 2009

Workzone at night

Week of April 2 -8

Washington Memorial Drive to 4th Avenue

Motorists are traveling on the eastbound lanes of Highway 23, one lane of traffic in each direction.

On/off ramps at 9th Avenue South are closed to traffic.

Lake George bridge demolition and beam setting work is being done at night, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. Due to recent snowfall, the nighttime road closure continues this weekend during evening/morning hours on Friday, April 3, 2009 evening through Sunday, April 5 morning. The nighttime road closure is needed to facilitate the construction work related to the Highway 23 improvements. Detours will be posted for this closure. The city of St. Cloud has waived noise ordinances in order to complete this work.

9th Avenue South under bridge will be closed to traffic during night work. Motorists should follow signed detour.

Crews are working on removals, temporary signal installation, erosion control implementation and bridge demolition.

Mississippi River Bridge

Crews are monitoring water depth of the river. So far, there has been no flooding on the project.

Beginning next week, the city of St. Cloud will be working on the sanitary sewer on the west bank for approximately the next two weeks.

The contractor is currently removing the old west abutment, old pier and excavating on the west bank in preparation of the new west abutment and trail reconstruction under the bridge on the west side of the river.

Motorists should watch for trucks hauling material away from the bridge on the west entrance.

New pier #1 is complete. The cofferdam sheeting and forms have been removed.

New pier #2 stem is poured and the cap is being formed. The pier cap is expected to be poured next week; weather permitting.

New Pier #3 on the east bank is complete.

Work will continue on the east abutment wing walls.

Beams are scheduled for delivery in early May, Crews will begin erecting beams from the east side of river.

Boat traffic will be maintained on the Mississippi River during this project.

Existing local and truck detours will remain in place. For specific detour routes, visit the project Web site, listed below.



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