Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Highway 7 Slope Stabilization and Drainage Improvement


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About this project

Highway 7 between Merrywood Lane and Waterford Lane in Victoria project location map

Hwy 7 in Victoria project location map.

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MnDOT moved the project from 2021 to 2020 due to erosion of the slope that supports the road and the potential failure of Hwy 7. Crews repaired the slope between Hwy 7 and Lake Zumbra, rebuilt shoulders, installed new guardrail, curb and gutter. Crews made improvements on Hwy 7 between Merrywood Ln. and Waterford Ln. to improve drainage in the area. The repairs between Merrywood Ln. and Waterford Ln. improve the drainage and protect Hwy 7 from further deterioration. Some trees in the area had to be removed to allow for the work.

Summary of work

  • Reinforced slope to the lake
  • Reconstructed shoulder
  • Installed curb and gutter and improved drainage
  • Installed guard rail