CR 45 serves as an important parallel route to TH 169 between the Cities of Zimmerman and Princeton. The roadway also serves a growing area west of TH 169 and an industrial park southwest of TH 169 in Princeton. CR 45 is a key route for freight and commercial traffic to access TH 169. 125th Street is an important connection for businesses along TH 169. Sherburne County recognized a need for improvements to the CR 45 at 125th Street intersection.
The project included preliminary and final design and roundabout and trail plans; coordination with Princeton Public Utilities for watermain work; construction staging; detour routes for commercial/freight, business access, and mainline TH 169 traffic; temporarily relocating a park and ride lot; an open house; coordination with Princeton Public Schools to avoid impacts to bus routes; and outreach to commercial and industrial operations about truck routing.
Bolton & Menk completed preliminary and final design plans, special provisions, federal aid DCP, and MnDOT state/federal aid review. We also completed the ICE report, provided support for the Project Memorandum, and completed the project manual. This federal aid project provided much needed safety, traffic operations, and freight movement improvements to the intersection.