MnDOT District 8 has created a virtual open house for its upcoming Highway 212 project, which includes resurfacing Highway 212 from just east of Highway 23 to the junction of County Rd. 6 in Renville.
Highway 212 through Sacred Heart will be reconstructed. Sidewalks, pedestrian ramps and adjacent driveways will be upgraded to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards. Two storm water ponds are planned as part of storm sewer upgrades. A passing lane (westbound) between Granite Falls and Sacred Heart will also be constructed.
This project is being designed as an alternative bid. This means that the project is designed with both concrete and bituminous (black-top) pavement option. Contractors then place their bid for either option and the final pavement type is selected at the time that the project bids are opened.
The Highway 212 virtual open house allows participants the opportunity to learn more about the project, ask questions and give feedback. The open house is posted on the project webpage.