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Highway 23 Project News
Updated Sept. 4, 2009

Workzone at night

September 4 -10

Labor Day holiday

Crews will be not be working Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Work resumes on Tuesday morning, Sep. 8.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Washington Memorial Drive to 4th Avenue; includes overpass at Lake George

REVISED SECTION (Sept. 4, 2009)

Beginning late Tuesday, Sept. 8, motorists traveling on 9th Avenue between 4th Street and St. Germain will encounter a traffic switch from the southbound lanes onto the newly constructed northbound lanes of 9th Avenue.

Milling of the intersection of 8th Avenue and 1st Street South begins Wednesday, Sept. 9. Motorists will travel on a gravel surface until it is closed again for utility and surface work later this month.

Motorists who use the city/public parking lot and St. Mary's Church private parking lot can access them by traveling on northbound 9th Avenue to 1st Street South.


Traffic on Highway 23/Division Street in St. Cloud will continue using the new westbound lanes throughout the entire length of the project.

5th, 7th, 14th and Washington Memorial Drive intersections are now all open and operating on signal systems. 6th Ave is open with stop signs and 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th and 17th are open on the north side of Highway 23/Division Street. All intersections will require temporary closures for the final concrete median and paving in later stages of the project.

An additional lane switch has been added in the westbound lane over the new Lake George bridge to allow for granite veneer installation.

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. A traffic switch from the southbound lanes onto the newly constructed northbound lanes of 9th Avenue is scheduled for Sept. 8th or 9th.

Half of the planned slope paving has been completed along the northbound 9th Avenue lanes under the new Lake George bridge site, with the remaining slope paving to be completed within the next week.

The eastbound portion of the Lake George bridge deck has been poured.

Street light pole installation will continue next week. Light pole foundations will be installed along 9th/10th Avenue continues this week.

Bituminous milling on the southbound 9th/10th Avenue lanes is scheduled to begin next week.

Concrete sidewalk work at various locations around the project continues this week.

Grading work continues on the eastbound lanes between 12th Avenue and the bridge site.

The Highway 23 project, including the Lake George bridge, is still on schedule to open to four lanes of traffic in early November.

4th Avenue to Wilson Avenue; includes Mississippi River Bridge

Highway 23 remains closed at 5th Avenue for the construction of Highway 23 from west of 4th Avenue to the Mississippi River bridge and the 4th Avenue intersection.

Traffic is being detoured using 5th Avenue and 1st Street South back to 4th Avenue. This detour will be in place until the end of next week, weather permitting.

Crews are forming, placing reinforcement bars and pouring railings, sidewalk and median island on the bridge.

Bridge deck wearing course overlay is scheduled to start on Tuesday, Sept. 8 for the next two weeks.

Crews will pour new curb and gutter on 4th Avenue/Highway 23 west of the bridge and sidewalk east of the bridge to Wilson Avenue this week.

Crews are placing aggregate materials and paving the first two layers of bituminous west of the bridge and on the 4th Avenue intersection on Sept. 9/10, as well as behind curbs, gutters in preparation for sidewalks.

Installation of lighting on the bridge continues.

Granite veneer installation for bridge rail will continue through October.

Bridge approach panels were poured.

The project is on schedule for completion in early November.


Project Updates

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

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