The City of Red Wing and Bolton & Menk were awarded a Merit Award from the Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the Reconstruction of TH 61/Main Street in Red Wing. The award was given at the CPAM Annual Concrete Paving Workshop.
TH 61, locally known as Main Street, is the primary roadway running through the heart of Red Wing. MnDOT was planning a pavement preservation project through the community. Bolton & Menk provided funding assistance for the City in hopes of completing a full reconstruction to achieve their goals for this important corridor. Through an extensive application process, funding was obtained through the MnDOT Corridor Investment Management Strategy.
The project included reconstruction of the roadway corridor, enhanced multimodal travel, new signal systems, various streetscaping elements, and complete replacement of utilities. A persistent stakeholder involvement process was implemented to initiate communication early in the project, engage business owners in critical decisions, and include innovative services throughout construction.
While the primary objective was infrastructure replacement, the final outcome provided much broader benefits. The reconstructed corridor addresses future transportation needs, enhances the business environment, and offers a safe and aesthetically pleasing alternative to what was once a dated and exhausted travel route.
The project was completed in September 2016.