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Highway 23 Project Update
April 17, 2009

Workzone at night

Week of April 17-22

Washington Memorial Drive to 4th Avenue

Work continues on the permanent signals at 5th, 7th and 14th Avenue.

Pile driving operations continue on piers #2 and #3 and the east abutment.

Pier #3 and the east bridge abutment are being excavated in preparation for the bridge footing pile driving.

Underground utility installation and removals at 15th, 16th and 17th Avenue continues.

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. 9th/10th Avenue traffic have been switched to the southbound lanes between 4th Street and St. Germain Street.



Mississippi River Bridge

Crews have finished removing the old west abutment and constructing the new west abutment footing. Work will continue on constructing the west abutment stems and wing walls in the next two weeks.

Pier #1 is complete and the bearing assemblies set.

Pier #2 is complete. Forms and sheeting will be removed when curing is completed next week.

Pier #3 is complete and the bearing assemblies set.

The east abutment and wingwalls are complete and will begin backfilling the abutment.

Crews finished placing rip rap on the east river bank this week and also begin raising the dock wall on the east river bank for launching the beams. Beams are scheduled for delivery in early May, Crews will begin erecting beams from the east side of river.

The contractor will continue to work on erosion control and clean-up.

The city of St. Cloud has completed the work on the sanitary sewer on the west bank.

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.

Both projects are on schedule.

Existing local and truck detours will remain in place. For specific detour routes, visit the project Web site at www.dot.state.mn.us/d3/projects/hwy23bridge/.

 

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