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Highway 23 Project News
Oct. 22, 2009

Workzone at night

October 22-29

Washington Memorial Drive to 4th Avenue

NOTE: The signals at St. Germain/10th Avenue will be turned off on Monday morning, October 26, to facilitate the replacement of the system's old wiring. The intersection will use four-way stop signs to control traffic. Motorists should expect delays, and use alternate routes if possible. This replacement work is scheduled to be completed within the week.

The Downtown Council would like to invite the community to attend the "Division Revision" event on Thursday, October 29 beginning at 4:30 p.m.

All bituminous paving on the Highway 23/Division Street project is complete, with exception of 8th Avenue and the Cloverleaf parking lot. These areas are scheduled for paving within the next few days, weather permitting.

Concrete sidewalk/trail along the south bound lanes of 9th/10th Avenue, has been rescheduled for the end of this week due to the recent rain.

Work on the on/off ramp concrete medians is scheduled for this week.

Street light work continues on 9th/10th Avenue.

Top soil finishing and turf establishment continues throughout the project with good progress being made, despite the wet weather.

Final paint striping and crosswalk markings have been completed.

9th/10th Ave traffic will continue to see various lane changes during the final stages of construction.

A temporary pedestrian crossing has been established at 12th Avenue. Law enforcement officers are present in the morning and afternoon for traffic control to assist pedestrians crossing Highway 23. The permanent pedestrian "Hawk System" crossing at 12th Avenue is scheduled to be operational the week of October 26th. Activation date will be announced in a "Special Edition" of the weekly update.

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

Highway 23 Granite City Crossing Bridge

NOTE: 4th Avenue is closed to traffic to allow crews to place the center median at 4th Avenue, pave and stripe the final lift of bituminous on 4th Avenue and westbound Highway 23 from the Granite City Crossing to 5th Avenue.

Eastbound traffic on Highway 23 will be detoured at 5th Avenue South, one block north to First Street and then one block east to 4th Avenue South. Traffic on the westbound Highway 23 detour will follow the revised detour at First Street South, one block to 5th Avenue South and then one block south to Division.

This closure will remain in effect until the Granite City Crossing opens to traffic in early November.

Highway 23 from Lincoln Avenue to Wilson Avenue is open to traffic.

The sidewalk between Wilson Avenue and 4th Avenue is closed including the bridge. For safety reasons, please do not attempt to walk or bike across the bridge during construction.

Crews will be paving the final layer of bituminous on mainline westbound from the bridge through 4th Avenue to the west.

Crews finished rip rap on the east river bank.

Barges have been removed from the Mississippi River.

Turf establishment continues.

Sidewalks and slope paving are being poured along the pedestrian trail, as well as curb and gutter along Riverside Drive.

Riverside Avenue is scheduled to open to the public in mid-November.

Sidewalks may need to stay closed over the winter, depending upon weather.

Light standards have been erected on the Granite City Crossing Bridge posts and crews continue to work on the wiring of the lights and junction boxes.

The installation of the ornamental railing for the bridge will be completed this week.

Granite veneer installation for bridge rail is also complete.

Crews expect to work this Saturday to make up for weather delays.

The project is still on schedule for completion in early November. Crews will return in the Spring to complete off road work such as remaining work in Riverside

Avenue, trail work and landscaping. This work should not impact traffic.


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

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