Hwy 52 in Rochester (ROC 52) design-build completed project
SP 5502-85, Letting 11/01/02
- Open to traffic in 2005
- Project completed in 2006
About the project
This project was MnDOT's first design-build, best value highway project.
MnDOT - District 6 (Rochester/Owatonna/Winona)
State Project Number: 5502-67, 5507-45, and 5508-78
- The 11.8 mile project is located in Rochester, Minnesota and extends from the junction of 85th Street NW to south of the junction of Hwy 63 (Broadway).
- $232 million
- Six lanes from Hwy 63 to 75th Street NW
- New interchange at 75th Street NW (with ramps to and from Hwy 52)
- New overpass at 65th Street NW and 85th Street NW (no access to Hwy 52)
- New local connecting - frontage roads 65th Street NW to 85th Street NW
- New (reconstructed) interchanges at 6th Street SW, 2nd St. SW, Civic Center Drive, 19th Street NW
- New (reconstructed) frontage roads 37th Street NW to Hwy 14 East
- Intelligent Transportation System enhancements
- Aesthetic design features incorporated
- Hwy 52 reconstruction completed in five years or less once construction begins.
- Four lanes of traffic (two lanes in each direction) maintained during peak travel periods (6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday)
- Lane closures allowed during non-restricted hours (night and weekends)
- Access to residences and business maintained
- East-west connections across Hwy 52 maintained, except at 6th Street SW.
- Temporary pedestrian bridge constructed at 6th Street
- Construction minimized during November-December holiday shopping season.
- County Road 14 – 75th Street NW improvements letting date accelerated from February 2003 to October 2002
- Estimated $30 million savings in inflationary costs
- Millions in savings by avoiding future right of way acquisitions
- Better project coordination, communication, innovation
- Less construction inconvenience and stress
- Less project administrative costs to MnDOT, city and county
- Better opportunity to achieve best value in terms of cost, staging and timing