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Highway 23 Project News
July 16, 2009

Workzone at night

July 16-23


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

Traffic impact:

  • The south side of 7th Avenue and Highway 23/Division Street is closed to traffic to facilitate the planned construction in the intersection. Traffic will be utilizing the 5th Avenue intersection until the work at 7th Ave is completed.
In spite of the significant rainfall this week, there are no rain delays on this project.

Water main installation/hook up at Falcon Bank; water main tie-in at 11th; water main service connections at 10th Avenue and 1st Street have been completed.

Grading work continues throughout the project, concentrating on the west end from Washington Memorial Drive to 12th Avenue and also at the 7th Avenue intersection.

Sheet piling work continues along 9th Avenue is complete.

Removal of the eastbound portion of the Lake George bridge has been completed.

Pile driving in the west abutment will be completed today, at which time pier 1 pile driving will begin. West abutment footing will be poured tomorrow. Pier 1 footing pour is planned for early next week.

Traffic on Highway 23/Division Street in St. Cloud has switched over to the westbound lanes. Traffic is now utilizing the newly constructed north half of the Lake George bridge.

Eastbound left turns at Washington Memorial Drive are no longer permitted. Eastbound motorists can turn left or go straight and turn left at several intersections beginning with 16th Avenue. Eastbound right turns and westbound right/left turning movements will be allowed at Washington Memorial Drive.

The south side of 4th Avenue at Highway 23/Division Street is closed to traffic to help facilitate the new eastbound traffic lane movement.

The south side of 14th Avenue at Highway 23/Division Street is closed and will remain closed throughout the remainder of the project.

On/off ramps at 9th Avenue South are closed to traffic. 9th/10th Avenue traffic continues on the southbound lanes between 4th Street and St. Germain

Geofoam placement is complete on the westbound on/off ramps. Remaining eastbound Geofoam will be placed along the Lake George area in future stages of the project.

Lighting work in the median between Washington Memorial Drive and 14th Avenue will be conducted this week. Street light base and conduit installation continues throughout the project.



Mississippi River Bridge; 4th Avenue to Wilson Avenue

Traffic Impact:

  • Beginning Monday morning, July 20th, Highway 23 will be closed from Wilson Avenue to Lincoln Avenue to allow crews to reconstruct the Wilson Avenue intersection. This work will include watermain, storm sewer, curb and gutter, bituminous surfacing, lighting and a new signal system.

Motorists using Highway 23 will be detoured onto Lincoln Avenue to 1st Street North. Wilson Avenue will remain open during this work. Work will be completed by early November.

 

Detour

Decking crews are finishing decking the main bridge spans over the river.

Grading of Riverside Drive, 4th Avenue SE to the alley connection and on Highway 23 from the bridge to Wilson Avenue continues.

Crews nearing completion of work on walls for the bike trail and bridge retaining wall on the west side of the river.

Crews have started placing deck rebar at west abutment and will continue placing deck reinforcement and install shear studs for another week.

Granite stone veneer installation has been completed for this portion of the bridge. Crews will return to the job as soon as railing work can begin, in about a month.

Crews are completing installation of the 16" insulated water main for the river crossing between the girders. East approach panel will be formed and poured after water main work is completed.

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


Project Updates

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

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