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Highway 23 Project News
SPECIAL EDITION - July 2, 2009

Workzone at night

Week of July 6

Washington Memorial Drive to 4th Avenue; Overpass at Lake George

Beginning Monday, July 6, the prime contractor will be closing 9th/10th Avenue each week night at 6:00 p.m. to do bridge demolition, sheeting installation and 1st Street underground utility work. The roadway will re-open to traffic at 6:00 a.m., daily. The City of St. Cloud has waived the noise ordinance to allow crews to complete this work. This work is expected to be completed by Friday, July 10, weather permitting.

In addition, on Monday, July 6, the contractor will be closing the 14th Avenue intersection on the south side of Highway 23. It will remain closed until work on the eastbound lanes is completed. This closure is required to do intersection work.

Mississippi River Bridge

Crews continue to erect bridge beams and girders. The remaining beams and girders will be set from the west abutment to Pier #1 and begin setting girders for the final Span 2.

Crews will begin removing the old concrete roadway on the west side after the west abutment girders are set.

Crews continue working on walls for the bike trail on the west side of the river.

Granite stone veneer installation continues on the west abutment.

Retaining wall on the west side of the river is being removed. Construction will begin on the new wall after girders are set for the west abutment.

The Desoto Monument has been removed and will be delivered to the city of St. Cloud for restoration and future placement.

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

Existing local and truck detours will remain in place.

Project Updates

News and detour information: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d3/projects/hwy23bridge/

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