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Chatham and North Fourth Street Closed - September 25
On Monday, September 25, 2017, Chatham and North Fourth Street will be closed to thru traffic for one month to make the necessary and planned drainage improvements to the stormsewer and curb lines. There will also be new handicapped access improvements to the sidewalk, plus replacement of the bituminous patch.  This work will be done with coordination of W. W. Blacktopping and the City of Saint Peter.

 

Press Release

DATE: September 20, 2017

FROM: City of Saint Peter

Public Works Department

507-934-0670 Additional Information

 

Broadway Avenue Improvements from Highway 169 to Highway 99 Bridge

The improvements to the 100 Block of Broadway Avenue are nearing the final stages of completion and include a new concrete road surface, traffic calming with medians, streetlight and boulevard improvements. The concrete surface will provide for a more durable surface and with streetlight and median improvements the aesthetics of the area will help create a more desirable entrance to the City. There will be improved accessibility to businesses with the sidewalk and public access improvements.

Work on this project is planned to be completed by the week of October 1, 2017.

Project contact information: City of Saint Peter Public Works Department 507-934-0670

Pete Moulton, Public Works Director

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MnDOT Projects:

Minnesota Department of Transportation News - September 13, 2017

Contact: Rebecca L. Arndt
Office: 507-304-6106
rebecca.arndt@state.mn.us

Mankato, Minn. – The Highway 99 Minnesota River Bridge at St. Peter is expected to remain closed for construction until the first week in December. Traffic will continue to be detoured to Highway 22 and Le Sueur County Road 21 until the project is complete.


MnDOT and the contractor, Kraemer North America LLC, have been discussing various options to assure the work is completed yet this year. The structural repairs are complete. The final phase of construction work includes removal of the existing lead paint down to bare metal and the reapplication of a new prime/paint system. Additional options under consideration for completing the final phase of construction include heating the enclosed bridge as well as bringing in additional people to complete the work.

The rehabilitation of the historic bridge was originally scheduled to be completed October 31st; however, unplanned extra work has caused the completion to be pushed back. “When working on a historic bridge, you’re going to run into unexpected issues including additional steel repairs. Those repairs include fabricating new steel parts and those take time to arrive on site” said MnDOT construction lead Todd Kjolstad.

The project includes preserving the 1931 historic bridge by strengthening the truss floor beams, repairing the piers and abutment, adding riprap (rocks) around abutments, replacing the bridge deck and sidewalk, adding new lights and repainting the structure the original color of a dark green.
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The detour will also accommodate work that will take place later in the construction season including an upgrade to the UP Railroad crossing east of the bridge and the City of St. Peter project on Highway 99/Broadway from Minnesota Avenue to the Minnesota Bridge. 

A detour map and more information can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/hwy99stpeter/ .

The project has been awarded to Kraemer North America LLC with a bid of $4,416,517.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

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