MNDoT sets dates, details of this summer’s Highways 19 and 71 improvements in Redwood Falls

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has tentatively set the dates for the upcoming improvements to Highways 19 and 71 in Redwood Falls this summer.

The $3.6 million projects will project out from the Y-intersection, going south on Highway 71, and east on Highways 19 and 71, starting approximately July 16. The estimated end date is late September.

Mandi Lightheizer, of the Willmar MNDoT office, said to KLGR that no detours are being planned during the two months the project is being worked on:

Summary of work
·           Construction of continuous two-way left turn lane from south Minnesota Street to Patton Street

·           Construction of continuous two-way left turn lane from east Tin Street to 2nd Street

·           New signal system at CR 101

·           Replacement of signal at Dekalb Street

·           Replacement of signal at Swain Street

·           ADA improvements (pedestrian ramps, sidewalks and driveways) from Tin Street to the junction of Hwy 71 and Hwy 19

·           ADA improvements (pedestrian ramps, sidewalks and driveways) from bridge 5133 east to Patton Street

The City of Redwood Falls currently plans on working on water main replacements and improvements at the bottom of the Y-intersection at the same time to better coordinate with MNDoT’s plans for the area.

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