TH 61 Downtown Improvements, City of Red Wing, Minnesota

TH 61 Downtown Improvements

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. An ongoing 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.

  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – 2017 America’s Transportation Awards: Quality of Life/Community Development – Small Project
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation – 2016 Concrete Paving Merit Award
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota – 2016 Honor Award

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